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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.027
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale expressing feelings of sadness and loneliness
Date 6 March 1830
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description She expresses feelings of sadness and loneliness from being separated from her friends and family, saying that "there is no real enjoyment in this life." She urges her sister to come visit if her physicians will permit it, and asks if their brother James can loan them the money for travel or if she will have to borrow it. She also suggests that Sarah bring Horatio. She also reports that her and her husband's plantation is doing well, mentioning that they need to "buy another negro."
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 Mount Meigs, Alabama
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