Letter: to Callie [King, 1855] Oct. 11

Collection:
Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Title:
Letter: to Callie [King, 1855] Oct. 11
Creator:
King, Porter, 1824-1890
Date of Original:
1855-10-11
Subject:
Domestic life
Plantation life
Slaves--Health and hygiene
Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century
King, Callie, 1826-1905
Location:
United States, Alabama, 32.75041, -86.75026
Medium:
letters (correspondence)
Type:
Text
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated October 11, 1855 to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. King informs Callie that he has just returned from the Canebrake and is feeling better than he was the last time he wrote her. He misses both her and their son Paul. Additionally, King tells her that Booker, their slave, is not feeling well.
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.
Local Identifier:
jhl0058
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/lump/id:jhl0058
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_lump_jhl0058
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
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
Extent:
1 page/leaf
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 58, document jhl0058.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

Page: [1]

[added text: [1855]] Thursday night Oct [October] 11th
My dear Callie,
I have just returned from the Canebrake, feeling a great deal better than when I last wrote you -- found all well, except Booker who was suffering, from his imprudence, with chill and fever --

the time drags heavily till [until] I start for my darlings -- sweet Callie, how I long to clasp you in my arms, and press your dear form to my bosom -- my son too, God bless him, how anxious I am to see his noble form and know thus in his veins courses my blood --

Heaven bless and preserve you both

Your fondly attached husband --
[Signed] Porter King

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