Letter: Centreville, [Alabama?] to Callie [King, 1856?] :a machine-readable transcription

Collection:
Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Title:
Letter: Centreville, [Alabama?] to Callie [King, 1856?] :a machine-readable transcription
Creator:
King, Porter, 1824-1890
Date of Original:
1856
Subject:
Lawyers--Alabama
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, possibly dated 1856, from Centreville, to his wife, Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. King informs his wife that he is spending the night at Mrs. Mayberry's and that although he likes the room, he misses his wife and her cooking.
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:
jhl0072
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/lump/id:jhl0072
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_lump_jhl0072
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 72, document jhl0072.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

Page: [1]

Centreville Monday
Dearest Callie,
I learn that Mr Garrote will dispatch a message to Marion for some papers [illegible text] I will not make you sad by telling you how badly I felt last night without your tender embrace -- I [unclear text: never] missed you half so much nor desired to be with you --

A white [unclear text: killing] frost this morning the [illegible text] here at 4 O'clock & have a good room at Mrs Mayberry's -- no fish & no probability of any [unclear text: aint] that bad? [illegible text] very plain, how I long for our ham & sausages -- You are the best cook in the world -- the best wife, the prettiest & smartest woman In haste

Your Porter

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