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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.018
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah Woodbridge regarding her mother's ill health
Date 10 April 1826
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Woodbridge, Sarah  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description She begins this letter to her mother by apologizing for her negligence in answering letters but assures her that it is not for lack of affection, but lack of time. She expresses sympathy and concern to her mother regarding both her and Aurelia's sister Sarah's ill health, and hopes that they both improve quickly. Of her mother, she comments that "your life has been one continual scene of sorrow and trouble, but few roses have scattered your path." She also expresses interest in her brother Horatio, who she has not heard from recently.
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)  Woodbridge, Sarah (fl. 1822-1823)  
Place written Washington, Georgia
Theme Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
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