Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie King, 1856 Nov. 15

Collection:
Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Title:
Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie King, 1856 Nov. 15
Creator:
King, Porter, 1824-1890
Date of Original:
1856-11-15
Subject:
Domestic life
Lawyers--Alabama
Trials--Alabama
Trials (Arson)
Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century
King, Joseph Henry
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 November 15, 1856 from Marion, Alabama to his wife, Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. King informs her that he has won a court case and is currently waiting for a carriage to take him back to the plantation. Additionally, King tells Callie about his next case, which will start the 16th and involves the burning of a gin house. He tells his wife that he misses both her and their son Joseph, and that he will be on his way to see them on the twentieth of November.
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:
jhl0071
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/lump/id:jhl0071
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_lump_jhl0071
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 71, document jhl0071.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

Page: [1]

Saturday Nov. [November] 15th/56 [1856]
My dearest Love,
Court has just adjourned and my carriage is waiting to carry me to the plantation -- we were engage [engaged] till [until] midnight last night on [unclear text: Didlake ] v. England & [illegible text] , this morning the jury brought in a verdict in our favor --

I shall return from plantation tomorrow evening, go to Dallas on Monday, try Scott for burning gin house on Tuesday and on wednesday or Thursday start for my absent loves -- as the time nears how my heart cares for my sweet Callie, my manly boy All are well -- I have Steve hauling wood earth in accordance with your request -- I think the rye patch will be green when we return -- Kiss Joe, my noble boy our son, and believe me as ever

Your fondly attached & devoted
husband
[Signed] Porter

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