Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) to Sarah Hale
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.005 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Washington, GA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 October 1821 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 20 x 24.3 cm.
There is an enclosed letter from Mary Ellsworth, who is also originally from the north. She has never met Sarah but urges her to visit soon. In Aurelia's letter to Sarah, she chastises her sister for taking so long to write, but expresses happiness that their mother's health has begun to recover. She implores Sarah to remain dedicated to her studies and education, because it is the only way to "command respect" in Hartford or Connecticut. Part of Aurelia's letter has been obscured by other text. A small hole and the remnants of a seal remain on the second letter.
Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.