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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.032
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding a storm
Date 29 June 1832
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Aurelia is very glad to hear that Sarah managed to avoid the storm and is still alive. She also says that the terrible storm was followed by several weeks without any rain, and they were afraid the crops would completely fail, but that thankfully there had been a lot of rain the previous week. She also mentions that though it is a "dull season," her husband, Jefferson, has been attempting to find work for Horatio, who has apparently recently married. She hopes that he made a "prudent choice" and expresses that she greatly wishes to see him. The letter has several ink stains and small tears in it, as well as the remains of a seal which obscures a small part of the letter.
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 Hurricane Prairie, 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