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Lincoln, Mary Todd (1818-1882) to Thomas W. Sweeny

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01056 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Mary Todd (1818-1882) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph note signed Date: circa 1864 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.5 x 11 cm

Summary of Content: Writes that she and Taddie (Thomas Lincoln) are going to carry some flowers to the sick soldiers and asks that if he is free, will he accompany them. Remarks that Taddie is appropriating Colonel Sweeny for a horseback ride to the navy yard this afternoon. "It is sometimes unfortunate, to be a favorite, with so exacting a young man." Written on mourning stationery, possibly for her son William, who died in 1862. Written from the Executive Mansion.

People: Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
Sweeny, Thomas, W., 1820-1892
Lincoln, Thomas, 1853-1871

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: First LadyWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyUnion ForcesHealth and MedicalCivil WarMilitary History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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