Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated October 20, 1856 from Marion, Alabama to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. In his letter, King tells Callie that he misses her and their son Joseph, who is ill, and that his sister, Sarah [Goree], Dr. Bates, and many others in town have inquired about them. He also reports that in Selma, Alabama he met Judge Phelan and Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh. Additionally, King informs Callie of the recent deaths of Dr. Godden, Miss Brooks, and Eugene Didlake, a young boy.
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: jhl0063
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 63, document jhl0063.
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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