Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) to Sarah W. Hale
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.014 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Washington, GA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 July 1824 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 20.8 x 25.6 cm.
In this, she apologizes for not answering her sister's letters in months, but says that she had "indispensable engagements" which kept her too occupied to find the time. It is unclear exactly what Sarah wrote in her letters, but Aurelia references what appear to have been multiple mentions by Sarah in them of "indifferent" health, and expresses concern for her sister. She also spends a large portion of the letter talking about God, death, and the afterlife, including "I have not been able to judge from the tense of your letters whether you are serving God, or like myself still continuing in the ways of sin and folly." She also states that she does not identify as a Christian. The third page is crosswritten.
Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
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