Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) to Sarah Woodbridge
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.020 Author/Creator: Hale, Aurelia (ca. b. 1798) Place Written: Washington, GA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 June 1821 Pagination: 4 p. : address : 21 x 25.5 cm.
First letter to her mother upon arriving in Georgia. She briefly mentions her trip from Hartford, which took exactly four weeks, and goes on to discuss her social engagements and upcoming work at the academy as a teacher. She wishes she could write more but says that she is too busy, and expresses that she is very content and happy in Georgia thus far and expects to remain that way.
Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
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