Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], 1856 Oct. 30

Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], 1856 Oct. 30
King, Porter, 1824-1890
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Goree family
Domestic life
Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century
King, Callie, 1826-1905
United States, Alabama, 32.75041, -86.75026
letters (correspondence)
From Marion, Alabama, Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated October 30, 1856 to his wife Callie King, the daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. In his letter, King expresses sorrow over the death of Bob Goree's wife and tells Callie that several of their friends went to Goree's home. He adds that Goree's wife will be buried in Greensboro, Alabama.
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 67, document jhl0067.
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Hargrett Library
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Thursday night Oct [October] 30th 1856
My dearest Callie,
I have time only to thank you for your sweet letter received this evening -- the letter of Mr. Cobb did not come -- I am now in the midst of my flat boat cases -- On yesterday our friend Bob Goree lost his wife, poor fellow I learn he is nearly crazed. Jno [John] Walthall came in and told me of her death -- Several of our friends went out to Bob's house to-day [today], having learned that she would be buried there -- he had changed his mind and had her body carried to Greensboro -- I regretted so much that I couldn't go out -- Poor man he is truly to be pitied -- In the midst of life &c. [et cetera]

My darling wife if you Knew what pleasure your letter gave me, I think you would send me two a day -- And my little man is improving, God be praised -- take care of my darlings Kiss the boy for your devotedly attached

[Signed] Porter

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Old Mrs. Clancey died yesterday