Letter: Macon, Georgia to Callie [Lumpkin King], 1852 Feb. 13

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Letter: Macon, Georgia to Callie [Lumpkin King], 1852 Feb. 13
King, Porter, 1824-1890
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King, Porter, 1824-1890--Marriage
King, Callie, 1826-1905--Marriage
King, Callie, 1826-1905
United States, Southern States, 35.8176689, -78.6268927103715
letters (correspondence)
love letters
Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter February 13, 1852 to his fiancée Callie Lumpkin in which he expresses his delight in receiving permission from her father, Joseph Henry Lumpkin, for her hand in marriage. King suggests a marriage date of Thursday, February 19th. King also writes that his mother is very ill and that he is worried about her recovery.
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
2 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 46, document jhl0046.
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Hargrett Library

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Macon Ga.
Friday. evening -- Feby [February] 13th
My dear Miss Callie
I have just been made happy by an affirmative answer from your Pa to my request -- I asked him for his darling daughter, my own beloved Callie, and he said yes -- By his kind manner, he much relieved my embarrassment -- he was so complimentary to me, and said so many sweet things of my own dearie -- to every one of which my heart responded amen -- I have heretofore loved him on your account, now on his own -- all these things however I'll reserve 'Till [Until] I see you --

I find my mother very ill, I have serious apprehensions for her recovery -- Father and aunt are here, reached this place one day in advance of myself -- father leaves for home in the morning --

I shall leave here tomorrow evening and spend the Sabbath in Madison, would that I could go immediately to your [deleted text: [illegible text] ] lifegiving, soul-cheering, presence. Your Pa can leave here Tuesday night and will reach Athens Wednesday -- If it meets your approbation

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I would suggest Thursday (19th) as the day for the consummation of our vows -- I wish this were day, so that I might proudly claim you as my own, before an admiring world -- You may think [unclear text: it] rather out of the ordinary course in my presuming to say anything about the day; but when I see you I'll explain all the [deleted text: y] whys & wherefores to your entire satisfaction I know -- You are not angry with me, are you -- The two old gentlemen, your father & mine [illegible text] are sitting back of me conversing, so I must close for fear of offending them -- My kindest regards to all, and believe me more than ever

devotedly your
[Signed] Porter