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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

To Mary Ellen McLellan [Washington] Friday [c.  October 11, 1861] Yesterday rode to Chain Bridge, thence to Upton’s Hill & did not get back until after dark. I can’t tell you how disgusted I am becoming with these wretched politicians— they are a most despicable set of men & I think Seward is the meanest […]

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At the Feet of Abraham Lincoln

To Mrs. Susanna Weathers Executive Mansion, Washington, Dec. 4, 1861 My Dear Madam I take great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of your letter of Nov. 26; and in thanking you for the present by which it was accompanied. A pair of socks so fine, and soft, and warm, could hardly have been manufactured in […]

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