Letter from Frederick William Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, February 14, 1861

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, February 14, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-02-14

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, February 14, 1861

action: sent

sender: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Anna Seward
Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: ecw 

revision: tap 2018-07-02

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Washington Feb. 14th 1861
My dear Anna,
The votes have been
counted and the Capital is not
attacked. Gen. Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
had his
troops all under arms, out of sight
but ready, with guns loaded, horses
harnessed and matches lighted
so that they could take the field at
a moments notice. But there was
no enemy. The Capitol was full
but quiet, and the ceremony was
quiet & tedious. The General says
I am glad to hear that you
are getting to the end of the moving.
How soon will you be ready to
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come on? I think the sooner the
better. Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
says you must come
to settle the house question, and
inquires every day how long before
you will be ready to start.
Your own
Frederick