Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], 1856 Oct. 6

Collection:
Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Title:
Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], 1856 Oct. 6
Creator:
King, Porter, 1824-1890
Date of Original:
1856-10-06
Subject:
Domestic life
Lawyers--Alabama
Plantation life
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 to October 6, 1856 to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, informing her that he just got back from visiting cousin Mary Ann and mentioning conditions at home with the slaves and on the farm. He reports that he won three out of four of his state cases. In one case, Thomas Sanders, a friend of Joseph Troup Lumpkin, was fined $65.00.
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:
jhl0061
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/lump/id:jhl0061
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_lump_jhl0061
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 61, document jhl0061.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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Thursday Night
Oct [October] 6th 1856
My dearest Callie,
I have just come up from Cousin Mary Ann's having taken tea with her and have only time to say "alls [all's] well" and your letter with Joes [Joe's] greasy work on it has filled my heart with delight -- I shall [illegible text] into the other flat boat case tonight with a relish -- bless his little paw, I do prize the work so much -- I have been very busy to-day [today] -- tried four state cases and triumphed in three -- I got Joe Troup's friend Thos [Thomas] Sanders fined $65 -- Rhoda is grand ma [grandma] -- Clara had born unto [illegible text] yestarday [yesterday] a girl child --

I finished planting rye to-day [today] --

God bless and preserve my darlings -- good night darling

Your own devoted
[Signed] Porter --

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