Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated February 17, 1853 from home, Marion, Alabama, to his wife Callie in Athens, Georgia. He is delighted to have received three letters from her and expresses his joy upon reading them. King comments on the death of Buddy, the second son of Marion Cobb, his wife's sister, and wife of Thomas Read Rootes Cobb. In addition, King expresses how happy he is that her family likes him. Then King gives Callie a few details about their slaves and mentions that he dined with Thomas and lee Walthall, including deatils of the menu, and their talk of farm chores. In finishing, he speaks of their infant son, Paul, and refers, as well, to the second child they are expecting.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO.
Local identification number: jhl0050
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 50, document jhl0050.
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Cite as: [title of item], Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), Alexander Campbell King law library, University of Georgia School of law, on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript library, The University of Georgia libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia