Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, May 5, 1865

  • Posted on: 22 November 2016
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, May 5, 1865
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:keh

student editor

Transcriber:spp:ahf

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-05-05

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, May 5, 1865

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Janet Seward
Birth: 1839-11-18  Death: 1913-11-09

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: crb 2016-10-19

<>
Page 1

Washington May 5
Friday
My dearest Jenny
Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is
again improving and doing
as well as we could expect
the danger of another hemorage
still exists however and will
not be entirely past for a
week or ten days yet to come.
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is doing well but suffers
much pain & inconvenience from
the splint in his mouth which
holds the jaw together, it only
allows a small hole about the size
of a cent to breath talk and
eat through. This will have to be
Page 2

worn three months
I have heard nothing further
from MacDougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
and presume
his Corps moved before he recd
his leave. Day
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28
telegraphed a day
or two since that it was not necessary
for him to leave now
I understand that both the 2 & 6
Corps are on their way here to be
mustered out of the service
I have your letter enclosing the
a/c
Will you please call at Babcocks
Shoe Store and see if they have
sent my boots on to Martinsburg
if not please send them here by
express and also four white shirts
as I need them. If the boots ha[ ve ]
x

Supplied

Reason: 

been sent please send me the shirts
and a pair of thin boots which you
Page 3

will find in my trunk
I shall resign during this month
George
Birth: 1842-08-29 Death: 1896-10-29
talks of riding one of
my horses acrost across the
country home
Love to all kiss the children
x Birth: 1864-11-10  Death:   Birth: 1862-09-11  Death: 1921-10-05 
for
me. Col Taft
Birth: 1832-09-10 Death: 1867-01-20
is very sick in
N. Y.
Your
Will
Knowles
Birth: 1833 Death: 1906
was here to see me
yesterday, he will probably remain
in the service a month longer than
I do to arrange his accounts
Page 4

Mrs Wm H Seward Jr
Auburn N. Y.
WASHINGTON D.C.
MAY 8
x

Stamp

Type: postmark

Hand Shiftx

Janet Seward

Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
May 5th 1865