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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.014
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding health matters
Date 25 July 1824
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description In this, she apologizes for not answering her sister's letters in months, but says that she had "indispensable engagements" which kept her too occupied to find the time. It is unclear exactly what Sarah wrote in her letters, but Aurelia references what appear to have been multiple mentions by Sarah in them of "indifferent" health, and expresses concern for her sister. She also spends a large portion of the letter talking about God, death, and the afterlife, including "I have not been able to judge from the tense of your letters whether you are serving God, or like myself still continuing in the ways of sin and folly." She also states that she does not identify as a Christian. The third page 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 Washington, Georgia
Theme Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
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