Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated March 6, 1853 from home, Marion, Alabama to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, who is in Athens, Georgia. In his letter, King tells Callie he misses her, discusses the beauty of spring in the Canebrake, and describes his farming activities. He informs her that he spent some time with Thomas Walthall, Mrs. Perkins, and Mrs. Lindsay. Mrs. Lindsay is Mrs. Perkins' daughter who had been in New Orleans for treatment by an oculist. Also according to King, Sarah, a slave, and her children are doing well and ask him to tell her "howdy." Lastly, King tells Callie that he will be in Athens the 17th to 19th of March to visit her during her pregnancy and to see his son Paul.
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: jhl0056
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 56, document jhl0056.
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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