Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, December 30, 1864

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, December 30, 1864
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-12-30

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, December 30, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Martinsburg, VA

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: crb 2016-09-07

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Martinsburg Dec 30th/64
My dearest Jenny
I have your letter of
the 25th and also a note from Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
saying
that she thinks of going home next week. Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

& she have been talking of coming up here to see
me & possibly may do so before she goes home.
The more I have thought about your coming
down here the more I am pleased with the idea
I think if I should stay as long as the 1st
of Feby you could come down with the boy
Birth: 1864-11-10

as well as not & spend two or three weeks with
me very pleasantly. You could leave Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
with
either grandmother
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
or you mother could come
down with you & leave her with my mother. Capt
Knowles
Birth: 1833 Death: 1906
is highly delighted with such an
arrangement & will bring his wife
Birth: 1840 Death: 1924
at any time
when you can come, our house is a large one
and with a little furniture could be made very
comfortable. By that time I presume I shall
have more troops here so that it will be
perfectly safe. Willie would be as old as
Nelly was when you came to Ft Mansfield
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I have just had a visit from Gens
Kelly
Birth: 1807-04-10 Death: 1891-07-16
& Sullivan
Birth: 1830-10-01 Death: 1890-10-21
. Genl S stays to dinner
with me to day
Your Affectionate husband
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Mrs Wm H Seward Jr
Auburn N.Y.
MARTINSBURGH W.V.
30 DEC
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Janet Seward

Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
Dec 30th 1864