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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Aurelia Hale letters
|Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Nichols (née Hale) regarding a planned visit to go up north and the activities of her slaves
|29 January 1835
|Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)
|Nichols, Sarah W.
|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.
|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)
|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