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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.021
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale discussing the concept of death and the recent passing of their mother
Date 25 June 1826
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description This letter was sent to her sister shortly after their mother's passing. She spends a good deal of time talking about the concept of death in general, saying: "We shall soon, my dear sister, reach the ocean of eternity. A few more days of sorrow and trouble may roll away before we go down to our graves; but that time will come, and is approaching with rapid strides." She also talks about their mother's death and expresses regret that she was unable to help care for her physically or monetarily, though she comments that her expenses are much greater in Georgia than they would be in Hartford. She does, however, indicate that she is quite willing to contribute to a "handsome" gravestone. She indicates some concern about their brother Horatio, who she has not heard from in awhile.
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