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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.043
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Nichols (née Hale) regarding a planned visit to go up north and the activities of her slaves
Date 29 January 1835
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Nichols, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description She mentions that she and her husband are still trying to save money for the trip up North, which she hopes he will join her on. In the meantime, he is often away in Mobile, where he has bought two building lots, while she oversees the plantation. Their son Thomas is learning to walk and reminds her of their daughter Sarah. She also reports on some of the activities of her slaves. Of a woman named Mary, who she has mentioned before, she says: "Mary lost a child last week. It was deformed, and as she has no husband, it was a fortunate circumstance." There are several holes in the letter, probably due to the seal.
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
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