Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, May 20, 1865

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, May 20, 1865
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-05-20

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, May 20, 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 2016-09-21

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Washington
Saturday May 20
My dearest Jenny
I returned
from Martinsburg last
night having gone there
Thursday to take leave of
my command and settle
up my business there
My reception was a very
warm one and I almost
felt while surrounded by
my old companions and
associates as though I should

[top Margin] I wish you
would have a photograph
of Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
taken for me
With her Mother

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liked to have remained
in the Army. I have made
many a warm friend within
the last three years and I
think but few enemies. I
have promised several parties
that I would bring you
down to Martinsburg and make
a visit this summer, but
I should have liked above
all things to have had you
with me this time as I shall
probably never see my old
command again
I found while there a
pretty little grey horse belonging
to the Govt which I think would
make a very fine ladies saddle
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horse as he is perfectly gentle
and has been ridden by a
number of ladies. I left
word with Knowles
Birth: 1833 Death: 1906Certainty: Probable
to buy
him if he could do so
at a reasonable price and
send him home for me
I have sold my Sorrel Mare
she having become so fractious
that I thought best to dispose
of her.
Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has improved very
much within the last two
days and I now believe
for the first time that he will
get well he has had no
hemorage now in ten days
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If he continues to improve I
shall in ten days more be able
to come home and spend two
or three days with you. Mac
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24

will not now return to aAuburn
until after the Review which
take place next Tuesday &
Wednesday. I wish you
could be here to see it as
it is to be a grand affair.
I am delighted to here from
your letter of the 176 that
you and the children
Birth: 1864-11-10
are
so well.
Capt Knowles is to send home for
M all my baggage which you
can pack in the garret.
I telegraphed you to day to send
me my Red Book of Private
accounts which I think you have in
your draw
Your Will
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Mrs Wm H. Seward Jr
Auburn.
N. Y.
WASHINGTON D.C.
MAY 21
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May 20
65 –