Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Adeline Seward, January 27, 1865

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Adeline Seward, January 27, 1865
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-01-27

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Adeline Seward, January 27, 1865

action: sent

sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Martinsburg, VA

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: lxw 

revision: crb 2016-10-18

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Headquarters First Brigade, Third Division,
Department of West Virginia,
Martinsburg, VA.
Jan 27 1865
My dear Fanny
I have your letter of the
25th, and are glad you are spending
the winter so pleasantly. I am very
busy just now receiving and sending forward troops
Mac
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
reached here Wednesday afternoon
& stayed with me until yesterday, he has
now gone home on a short leave
and will probably return by way of Washington
in about ten days
I am rejoyced to know that Freds
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
arm is
at last getting well. I was almost afraid
he might never regain the entire use of it.
Should I remain here for another month and
get more troops so that it is entirely safe I may
bring Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
down to spend two or three weeks
with me, if so I shall expect you to come
up while she is here.
I am watching the Senate nowadays with some
anxiety for my conformation, I suppose it will
be acted upon in good time however,
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I hope Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
arrived home safely, Jenny
will be very glad to have her back again
I presume
If not too much trouble you may send
me by express a cheap Photograph Album
that will hold about fifteen pictures, get as
small a one as possible. I have always carried
the pictures of all the family with me and find
that without something to carry them in they are
getting soiled. Let me know what all
the articles you have sent me cost so that I
can send you the money for them
Your affectionate bro
Will
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Martinsburg W.V. Jan 28
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Stamp

Type: postmark

Miss F. A. Seward
Care Sec'y of State
Washington
D.C.
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
Will Recd 30th Jan 1865