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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Aurelia Hale letters
|Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding the death of her daughter
|18-24 November 1832
|Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)
|Hale, Sarah W.
|This letter is dated November 18, but on the third page a notation indicates that a paragraph was added on November 24. In the part dated November 18, she apologizes for not answering Sarah's letters, and says that the reason for her silence was grief because Mary, her baby daughter, passed away on October 2 due to the cholera epidemic. She is buried in the backyard, and Aurelia visits the grave daily with her daughter Sarah. She says that she finds comfort in God and knowing that Mary is in a better place. She also mentions several cases of Bilious Fever among people she knows. In the part dated November 24, she mentions that her husband is going to Mount Meigs and that she must finish the letter to give to him. She adds that Sarah should tell their cousin Mary to keep the lock of her daughter Mary's hair that was sent to her. There is a small tear in the letter where the seal once was, and it is coming apart on some of the lines where it was folded.
|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; Health & Medicine
|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