Letter from Janet Watson Seward to Frances Miller Seward, May 26, 1864

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to Frances Miller Seward, May 26, 1864
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Date:1864-05-26

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to Frances Miller Seward, May 26, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: kle 

revision: ekk 2015-06-30

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Washington, D.C.
May 26th 1864
My dear Mother,
I hear nothing from
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, since he left us, there is
communication with the Army
as it is advancing all the time,
he told me that they were
to be assigned to Burnside's
Birth: 1824-05-23 Death: 1881-09-13

(9th) Corps, but we have no way
of knowing if they are really
there. Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
says there is no
use of our writing, as he will
never get the letters, and every-
one says the same. I saw
Mr. Welling
Birth: 1822-03-22 Death: 1897-03-18
yesterday. He told
us that two of the Officers
were going on to the Regt. in
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two or three days, and he would
ask one of them to call here to
take letters for me, so I will
send yours. I think you had
better continue to send your letters
as you have done, and I will
forward them every opportunity,
I hope I may have a good many.
There have been some of the Officers
and men of our Regt. reported
as wounded, but I find that
they are the sick ones that were
left behind. I felt very much
relieved when I heard so, for
it seemed so hard to have them
wounded so soon.
Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
is not well, and I think
I will go home with Mr Pomeroy
Birth: 1824-12-31 Death: 1905-03-23
,
and if it is so that I cannot
go, I think I will make up
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my mind to send her, as I
am confident that Washington
is not a good place for her,
and I know she will have fine
air, and the best of care at home[ . ]
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I don't think she will be much
trouble to anyone, as Mary
Unknown
is
so good. There is more than
a long week to pass before he
goes home, and we cannot tell
what will happen in that
time, I do hope the War will
be decided before then. Give
a great deal of love to all. I
wish I could be with you.
Nelly gave me a kiss to send
to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
and Grand-Aunt
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
.
Your affectionately
Jenny.
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I have not heard from home only
what Robert Perry
Birth: 1834 Death: 1884-10-01
told us that
he was there in command of a
brigade.
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Jenny May 26
1864