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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Aurelia Hale letters
|Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding the weather and its impact on a cotton crop
|26-30 August 1832
|Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)
|Hale, Sarah W.
|The letter is dated August 26, but there is a notation halfway down the first page that much of it was written August 30. In the first part, she writes that there has been a good deal of rain and wind, including one very bad storm the day before she received Sarah's letter. In the second part, she mentions that heavy rain and lightning began as she was writing the letter, and that she had to put it down as a result, and has only now collected herself to finish it. She writes that the cotton crop is "very much injured" as a result of the storms and mentions a friend whose cotton had "turned black with the rot." She also says that her husband is planning to build a mill. There is a small piece of the letter that is missing due to the seal tearing it.
|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