Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie King, 1853 Nov. 19

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie King, 1853 Nov. 19
Hoyt, N.
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Peace, John, 1785-1861
King, Callie, 1826-1905
United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.96095, -83.37794
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Letter dated November 19, 1853 from Pastor N. Hoyt to Callie (Lumpkin) King consoling her on the loss of her child. He refers to a poem by Reverend John Peace, "The Gardener and the Rose-Tree."
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
3 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 40, document jhl0040.
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Hargrett Library

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My dearest Callie
You may, or may not, have seen the piece of Poetry called, The Gardner & the Rose-Tree, written by the Rev. S. Peace of England. When I met you yesterday, my pensive thoughts turned to that little "Fable" & I wished that you might read it. I send it to you in a volume [added text: [unclear text: Let for 9th] ] requesting you kindly to return the volume within a week or two, as I am sure to forget where my [unclear text: loaned] Books are.

My sweet daughter, I love you & your dear husband & would fondly say one

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Sympathizing word, not to make you forget the departed "little one"; but to aid you in recollecting & realizing where it is -- at home -- with our dear Jesus & his angels & the Spirits of the Just.
The Great Shepherd called The little Lamb heard his inviting voice, looked up, was drawn away, & finally, by the hand of Soft but ardent love, was gently lifted [deleted text: ov] [added text: over] the wall into the Fold where all is peace & Joy, all is day, no night there.

Callie, my darling, what attractions have you now in Heaven! Oh follow on & you too shall ere long hear the Same voice inviting

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you home where thro [through] the riches of grace in Christ Jesus, you shall meet again the little visitor whose early departure so deeply wounded your poor heart.
Heaven's richest blessings rest upon you & yours my dear child.

So prays your old affectionate Pastor
[Signed] N. Hoyt
Nov. [deleted text: 18] 19th 1853.

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Mrs. Callie King.