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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.028
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding Sarah's upcoming visit to Mount Meigs
Date 25 July 1830
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description This letter deals with the logistics of her sister Sarah coming to stay with her. She mentions a friend of hers who Sarah can travel with to Augusta, where she can stay with another friend of Aurelia's who owns a boarding house there until Aurelia can arrange to have someone accompany her to Mount Meigs. She mentions that she has enclosed $50 with the letter for the journey, and intends to send another $50 soon. She indicates that she intends to pay for Sarah's entire trip, including her stay at the boarding house. She expresses concern for Sarah's health, writing that she hopes it will improve. She also requests that Sarah bring their mother's silver rather than sell it, saying that she will pay "ten times" what it is worth to keep it in the family. There is a small part of the letter missing, from where the seal tore it away. Much of the letter is cross-written.
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