Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, December 22, 1864

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, December 22, 1864
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-12-22

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, December 22, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Martinsburg, VA

receiver:  
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Birth:   Death: 

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: obm 2016-09-13

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Headquarters U. S. Forces,
Martinsburg, Va.
Dec 22 1864
My dearest Jenny
I have tried so far to write
you a line every day since I came back &
believe I have accomplished it so far I hope
my letters reach you more regularly than
my mail does me it not being an unfrequent
occurance for a letter from home to be over
a week on the road and one I recd to day
that had been ever since Dec 1st on the way
I have written Mr Day
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28
several time within
the last three weeks about the McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
house
but as yet have heard nothing from him. I wish
you would send over & inquire if he has
recd my letters & what has been done about
it. I recd a letter from mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
to day
& also one from Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
with an illustrated copy
of the Frogs Courtship
Author: H. L. Stephens Publisher: Hurd & Houghton Place of Publication:New York City Date: 1865
which is very funny.
Mother says that Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
talks some of going
to Canandaigua & if she does that she shall not
go home quite so soon as she should otherwise.
The sleghing here to day ^is very good^ and my staff seem
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to be enjoying it very much. As I write
George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
with a pair of horses & an old basket
sleigh filled with officers have just drove
off.
Birth: 1832-09-10 Death: 1867-01-20
is still with me and will probably
remain over Christmas He is very anxious to
learn what action will be taken in his
case at the War Dept. I have written there
for him but recd no answer yet
Your
Will
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Mrs Wm H Seward Jr
Auburn N.Y.
MARTINSBURG W.V.
23 DEC
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Janet Seward

Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
Dec. 22d 1864