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Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) to Sarah Woodbridge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.008 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Washington, GA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 December 1822 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 20.5 x 25.4 cm.

Letter to her mother in which she speaks at length about the school she teaches, including about a recent school vacation during which she spent two weeks at the beach and an upcoming examination. She also speaks about her many social engagements and her experience with the boarding house she is staying at.

Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.

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