Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 9, 1865

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 9, 1865
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-01-09

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 9, 1865

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

location: Martinsburg, WV

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: lxw 

revision: crb 2016-01-08

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Headquarters United States Forces
Martinsburg, VA.
Jan 9 1865
My dear Mother
I have your
letter & Fannys
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
of the 7th
My boots came safely
Not withstanding what you say
in regard to the R.R. I feel entirely
confident that it has never been
safer at anytime this summer
than it is today. My command
extends over forty five miles of
it and I have pretty good opportunity
of being informed what is going
on in the vicinity. Since I last
wrote you however some of the
troops here have been ordered away
so that my garrison is not quite
so strong & on that account perhaps
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it is as well you did not
come
The Division consisting of three
Brigades which I formerly commanded
has been consolidated into one Brigade
my comd is therefore known now as
the 1st Brig 3rd Divn Dept W Va.
You ask about my health
I have not been very well since
the attack I had when I first
came on, and have to use great
care in regard to my diet. I have
had a slight fever & a nervous pulse
of about a 100. I am however
feeling much better within the
past few days & think I shall
not have any more trouble
I have a very good surgeon on
my staff old school of course
I have not been confined to the
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house at all. My duties
are quite light here now
compared with what they used
to be
Your Affectionate son
Will
I think Rathbone
Birth: 1803 Death: 1870-01-05
will be
able to find another house he
seems to be willing to do so if he
can find one
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Will
Jan 9 1865