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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.019
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Horatio Hale regarding African Americans
Date 5 May 1826
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Horatio  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description This letter to her brother may have gotten wet at some point, because much of the text is blurred and difficult to read. She mentions concerns about "negroes" several times during the letter, saying that an area which she traveled to (the name is obscured by water damage) had a very different culture than Savannah and Augusta. She describes many of the people wearing little or no clothing, and compares the fervor with which residents hunt runaway slaves to fox hunting, also saying that it is a "common amusement." She also mentions is being unsafe to travel late in the evening "on account of the negroes."
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Travel  African American History  Slavery  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  Hale, Horatio (fl. 1821-1826)  
Place written Augusta, Georgia
Theme Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859