Hale, Horatio (fl. 1821-1826) to Sarah W. Hale
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.016 Author/Creator: Hale, Horatio (fl. 1821-1826) Place Written: Permambuco, Brazil Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1825 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 22 x 33 cm.
This letter is from Horatio Hale to his sister Sarah, written from Brazil. In the letter, he refers several time to Sarah's health, advising her to show "a degree of fortitude beyond most of your sex," because he thinks that positive thinking has a stronger effect on disease than any medicine does. He also talks briefly about their family, before going on to talk about women in Brazil in general and his wife in particular, who apparently favors American styles.
Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
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