Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie King, [1855?]

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie King, [1855?]
Cobb, Marion, 1822-1897
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Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Domestic life
Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867--Journeys
King, Callie, 1826-1905
United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.96095, -83.37794
letters (correspondence)
Undated letter (possibly 1855?) from Marion Lumpkin Cobb, wife of Thomas Reade Roots Cobb and daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, to Callie King, wife of Porter King and Marion's sister, about their father's upcoming return to Athens on his way to Macon for court. She also discusses various friends and neighbors and mentions an outbreak of scarlet fever in Athens.
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 30, document jhl0030.
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Hargrett Library

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My dearest Callie
This letter came the very night you left & also one from Pa to Lucy containing pretty much the same thing - & which I would also send you but as it is a letter of praise to Lucy about making preserves for her Grand-Ma she wishes to paste it in her book and so I will preserve it In it Pa requests that it & Jimmies [Jimmie's] letter may be sent to you and so I will mention all else it contained. He says he thinks his rheumatism no better and fears the

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water will have no effect upon it -- altho [although] I fear he will not try them long enough. He writes he will be here in time for Macon court and as the letters were twelve days coming we rather expect them this afternoon as Macon court begins on Monday & he will have to leave here [deleted text: Mond] Saturday to be there which only gives him a day at home if he reaches here today. I wish you could have remained but as you could not we shall look for you at no distant day. Your visit was really like the

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old saying "an angels" in every respect. We miss you all so much & little Cal seems almost sick since you left - & makes us even more sad than we would be. She had a terrible sick headache the night you left & the next day. If Mr King knew what an impression he made here he would I think also shew himself oftener to our good people. Well Callie since writing the above hurried scrawl I've been over to the Depot to see if Pa & Ma came but they did not. If we get any letter I will enclose it also. I saw Ed Baxter at the Depot who had just taken his mother to

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Greensboro today on her way to Sparta as he said Sal was quite sick from her affliction. She was very feeble. Mrs Baxter I should write Ed came home the day we went down looking badly & [unclear text: "Link"] is reeling about every afternoon. Old Mrs Wiley is better. Lid is much better & thinks Dr [Doctor] Moore is benefitting her a good deal. I went to see her yesterday. Muggie thought she was threatened with a miscarriage yesterday but is more comfortable today -- I am almost afraid she may still have one. We heard yesterday of two cases of scarlet fever in the lower part of the town & if it continues to spread I shall not keep the children here as I would dread it peculiarly with Lucy We found the town in quite an excitement when we returned from the Point. Do you remember the Miss Ware we laughed at so much at church. She ran away with a drunken dissipated fellow named Willis from

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Greensboro - that morning - met him at our gate, got into the carriage with him & Sid Hughes & went over to Watkinsville & was married He courted [added text: her] at the Greensboro College & her father Dr [Doctor] Ware of Columbus would not let her marry him. Old Mrs Boykin of Columbus is dead Do write often dear Callie & I promise you I will. I never loved you as much & little Joe seems doubly dear. As to Mr King I am almost inclined to call him brother &

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I will also say it he also never seemed so near to me. In fact his ears must have tingled today for we have all discussed his merits most freely several times this morning --

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Muggie had a letter from her father yesterday & he writes the Drs [Doctors] think nothing the matter with his wife but the piles & the use of snuff. He speaks of visiting Athens on his return

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With love & kisses to Mr King & darling Josey from all your fond sister
[Signed] Marion

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I've been busy house-cleaning, cutting out, &c [et cetera] since you left to amuse myself