Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to [Porter King], 1852 Feb. 21

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to [Porter King], 1852 Feb. 21
Hoyt, N.
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Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century
King, Porter, 1824-1890--Marriage
King, Callie, 1826-1905--Marriage
King, Porter, 1824-1890
United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.96095, -83.37794
letters (correspondence)
Dated February 21, 1852, this letter is from N. Hoyt, pastor at the church the Lumpkins attend, to Porter King. Hoyt thanks King for his payment of Hoyt's fee for officiating at King's wedding to Callie Lumpkin and gives his blessing to King's marriage.
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
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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 38, document jhl0038.
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Hargrett Library

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My dear Sir,
Permit me to turn out of the ordinary course on this occasion, & return you the grateful acknowledgment of myself & Mrs Hoyt for your liberal, [unclear text: rich] fee.

We feel your kindness most sensibly & wish you to know that it is fully appreciated.

May God bless you abundantly, & also that dear precious lamb which you can now justly claim as yours, and which you are about to carry from my Fold.

I have loved Callie a little over 20 years; and now, if you my dear Sir, claim

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to love her more than I do, then Surely you must love very hard. And I have no doubt that you do; hence, I believe you & She will be happy.
For Callie has too much good Sense ever to marry any gentleman in the world whom She did not ardently love.

When you take your good Lady from Athens, you carry away a beloved, long-endeared member of my church who never inflicted a wound upon my feelings in her life.

May Heaven's riches and blessings ever rest upon you & her.

Ever, while I live, your devoted grateful friend.

Feb. [February] 21st 1852.
[Signed] N. Hoyt