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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.030
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding her sister's upcoming visit to Mount Meigs
Date 10 October 1830
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description She continues to plan for her sister's arrival in this letter, which is sent to Mobile, Alabama in anticipation of her sister's arrival there. She expresses great excitement that they can "meet on this side of the grave again." A drought has made the river low, so there are no steamboats running right now, so Aurelia suggests that her sister remain in Mobile until the steamboats begin to run again or she can find someone trustworthy to accompany her the rest of the way in a stagecoach. She again mentions being concerned for her sister's health, and mentions a "Brother Nicholas Merriwether" who is a physician and has promised to try to help Sarah recover her health.
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