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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Aurelia Hale letters
|Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding slaves
|2-16 September 1832
|Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)
|Hale, Sarah W.
|This letter is dated September 2, but on the third page a notation indicates that several paragraphs were added on September 16. In the part of the letter dated September 2, Aurelia expresses regret that she is writing the letter on the Sabbath, but says that it is often a choice between writing on the Sabbath and not writing at all because the Sabbath is the only day "Rachel" is free to take care of her children, Sarah and Mary. She writes that "the Negroes do very well," elaborating about several specific people, including a man named John: "John does well, and has never attempted to run away again. He thinks he has disgraced himself, but puts the blame all on Mr. R." She also mentions a cholera epidemic in the area as well as her vegetable garden. In the part of the letter dated September 16, she mentions that Mr. de Yampert has been trying to find a bill but the U.S. Bank does not have any that are less than $10. Part of the letter is obscured by a tear where the seal had been, and there are several other small rips and tears.
|Woman Author Women's History Travel African American History Slavery Latin and South America Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs
|Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798) Hale, Sarah W. (fl. 1821-1837)
|Hurricane Prairie, Alabama
|Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859