Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie [King], 1852 Nov. 21

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie [King], 1852 Nov. 21
Cobb, Lucy, 1844-1857
Contributor to Resource:
Cobb, Marion, 1822-1897
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Cobb family
Lumpkin family
Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Domestic life
Cobb, Marion, 1822-1897--Journeys
King, Callie, 1826-1905
United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.96095, -83.37794
letters (correspondence)
Letter dated November 21, 1852 from Marion Lumpkin Cobb, wife of Thomas Reade Roots Cobb and daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, and Lucy Cobb, favorite daughter of T. R. R. Cobb and namesake of the Lucy Cobb Institute, to Callie King, wife of Porter King and Marion's sister, about news of the family and a possible upcoming trip to visit King in Mobile.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO.
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Cite as: [title of item], Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law, on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
4 pages/leaves
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Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 13, document jhl0013.
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Hargrett Library
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November the 21 1852

aunt Callie
for the [unclear text: 2] time I have written to you and you have [deleted text: not] not answered my other [deleted text: s] letter answer this one Grandpa wants Ma to go to Mobile and she thinks that she will go last Saturday night granpa [grandpa] heard a migh [deleted text: t] ty noise and what do you think it was? it was uncle miller's old sow and she was by your little [unclear text: room] rootting [rooting] down [illegible text] to make her bed and this morning she had some little pigs: aunt Callie if you can beat us in cotton we can beat you in potatoes: and aunt [unclear text: matty] and uncle John and aunt mary ann have [unclear text: come;] I [unclear text: went] to see helen Newton [illegible text] Edward Newton killed 2000 pigons [pigeons] Pa has bought 2 [unclear text: tumblers] and 2 [unclear text: rams] and 2 [unclear text: bats] and 2 [unclear text: capuchins] and grandpa has two [unclear text: roosters] and two [unclear text: fantails] and two [unclear text: carriers]

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and two Cal [deleted text: l] cutta tumblers and one of uncle miller's roosters is dead
Sallie sends ten thousend [thousand] kisses to aunt muggie Callie sends a million to aunt Callie and I send a [unclear text: kiss] to all

[Signed] Lucy Cobb

My dearest Callie-
Lucy brought this to me yesterday written just as you see it - her Sabbath days work. Though badly written I send it to you as even for this I think she deserves much credit. She has never taken a writing lesson and I was not aware she could form a single sentence and I assure you it is the production of her own natural genius. And then too you will I know appreciate her first effort as it was to "Aunt Callie." She and my other little ones dearly love their "Aunty," & for your many kind sayings & remembrances of me and mine God bless you Callie - they have fallen upon a grateful & loving heart & will be always treasured in its deepest recesses by your sister Marion. I never visit my darlings grave but coupled with his sweet name my prayer ascends for you & yours

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and though unworthy and imperfect they may be - still through the intercession of our Great High priest - & may I not add my own little lamb - may we [added text: not] hope that they ascend to your God & mine - and may he answered for their dear sakes. Oh blessed hope - does it not cheer us dear Callie often on our earthly pilgrimage - will it not point us & lead us to our heavenly home - our haven from all that is ill. Excuse me dear Callie but I could not refrain from the overflowing of a full heart & where can a fitter place be found to pour my thoughts into than a loved sisters breast. All are pretty well altho' [although] Ma has still some slight touches of her old complaint & keeps us uneasy about her general health. This severe cold weather has also affected Pa & he has suffered a good deal from rheumatism. We are preparing for hog-killing and I assure you I dread it - meat is very high with us. There is no news in the town. The cold seems to have produced a general panic & I see but few persons. I hope Will did not suffer on the road as I think he could not have reached home before it set in. Lucy made somewhat of a mistake in her letter. Pa has been trying to persuade me to write you to let me know when you

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start for Mobile so that I might go out and meet you there - he thinks it would benefit me to take the trip - but Callie I don't feel that I can. It is so cold & my children will ever be a matter hard for me to arrange about going. I would dearly love to see and be with you all but I feel that it will be impossible. John & Mattie have got home. John vastly improved by his trip & so is sister Mary Ann. By the way Mattie tells me Callie velvet trimmings are all the fashion. The skirts are trimmed beginning with a broad row at the bottom & graduate as they ascend. The sleeves & [unclear text: bodies] in the same manner. The bertha cape still worn & trimmed so - & the old fashioned shoulder capes. The undersleeve made of the same material as the dress & a broad velvet cuff. The velvets are either the color of the dress or black. The bonnets are trimmed with velvet, indeed everything is velveted. Well dear Callie it is so dark I cannot see. Excuse this scrawl as I will write you soon again. Give kind love to all from Mr Cobb [unclear text: &] myself - and receive much love & many kisses from the children & sister Marion.
Lucy sends you the Intelligence.