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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Aurelia Hale letters
|Aurelia Hale to James W. Hale regarding their brother's death
|9 September 1826
|Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)
|Hale, James W.
|She appears to have received word of their brother's death, and is very upset by the news because she considered herself quite close to him. She also expresses worry that he did not die a Christian, saying that if she was confident that he had, she would "rejoice" that he had "left this troublesome world." (Note: It appears that she is talking about their brother Horatio, and that the Horatio she refers to in future letters is his son.) She goes on to discuss a fever that has been plaguing Washington, Georgia - a man who also lived in her boarding house died in the night, and the physicians are so overwhelmed with the number of sick people in the town and surrounding area that they cannot be found except at the houses of the sick. She comments that this is very unusual, because it is usually a "healthy place." There is a small note at the bottom of the fourth page indicating that a Mr. and Mrs. Allen would be out the following month, and a suggestion that "S" (possibly Sarah) could join them. Part of this letter is cross-written.
|Woman Author Women's History Travel African American History Slavery Latin and South America Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs
|Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798) Hale, James W. (fl. 1826-1855)
|Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859