Letter: Selma, [Alabama] to Callie [King, 1856?]

Collection:
Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Title:
Letter: Selma, [Alabama] to Callie [King, 1856?]
Creator:
King, Porter, 1824-1890
Date of Original:
1856
Subject:
Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century
King, Edwin Davis
King, Porter, 1824-1890--Journeys
King, Callie, 1826-1905
Location:
United States, Alabama, 32.75041, -86.75026
Medium:
letters (correspondence)
Type:
Text
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
In his letter, possibly dated 1856, from Selma, [Alabama] to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, talks of missing her and their son, Paul. King informs Callie that he is on his way to the home of his father, Edwin D. King, and that the weather is bad for travelling.
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:
jhl0074
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/lump/id:jhl0074
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_lump_jhl0074
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 74, document jhl0074.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

Page: [1]

Sunday Evening
Selma --
My dear wife,
Here I am, would to goodness I were with my darling -- such weather, rain, rain -- the stage leaves in a few minutes -- been detained by high water -- I have just time to say to you my sweet love, I am well -- I will reach father about day-light [daylight] in the morning -- I will write you tomorrow in [unclear text: ex tenso] -- My dear Callie, take care of your dear self for our three sakes -- sweet wife how t'would [it would] thrill me to clasp my dear darling in my arms -- little Paul bless his soul, how is he?

Callie, dear Callie adieu -- Love to all from your fondly attached

[Signed] Porter

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