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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.038
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding several matters, including a delirious cousin
Date 8 February 1833
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description She begins by apologizing for not writing sooner, but says that shortly after she started a letter that was presumably never sent, she was called away to see her cousin Frank, who appeared to be on his deathbed. He became delirious and spoke about God and the Devil, but appears to have recovered. She mentions that the friends Sarah made when she visited, including "Uncle Nick," have asked after her, and talks briefly about how unhappy she is with all the storms. She also promises to write to Horatio soon. A small part of the letter is missing from where the seal ripped the paper off. It is also breaking along the lines where is was once folded.
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 Prairie, Alabama
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