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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.035
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding slaves
Date 2-16 September 1832
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
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