Letter: Centreville, [Alabama?] to Callie [King, 1856?]

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Creator:King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title:Letter: Centreville, [Alabama?] to Callie [King, 1856?]

Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, while on court business in Centreville, [Alabama?], writes a letter, possibly dated 1856, to his wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. King tells Callie that he misses her and discusses a court case in which four slaves will be sentenced to death. Originally six slaves were tried, but two were acquitted. King tells his wife that he will try to get the Supreme Court to drop the charges against the other four slaves. He lists the slaves still being held on charges as belonging one each to Judge Graham and to Rickam, and lists two as belonging to McKenall. He will next go to Autauga, Alabama for more law work./NOTE>

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: jhl0073

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:African American criminals | Lawyers--Alabama | Appellate procedure | Slaves--Legal status, laws, etc. | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298
Collection:Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library
Original Material:

Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 73, document jhl0073.

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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

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