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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.004
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding life in Georgia
Date 11 June 1821
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Letter to her sister, which is apparently the first since she left home. She describes quickly becoming accustomed to the lifestyle in Georgia and says that she prefers it, including the number of blacks in the area: she mentions that they "find it no inconvenience at all to be waited upon." She asks her sister to destroy the letter and to show it to no one but their brother. She has written on both sides of both pages. A small part of the letter is obscured by what appears to have been a wax seal. This letter is a featured primary source.
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, Sarah W. (fl. 1821-1837)  
Place written Washington, 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
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