McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885) to William T. Sherman
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01100 Author/Creator: McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885) Place Written: Villeneuve, Switzerland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 October 1874 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20 x 25.2 cm. Order a Copy
McClellan send regrets that he was not able to attend the wedding of Sherman's daughter. States that they are leaving tomorrow for Venice, then Alexandria and the Nile to spend the winter. Mentions that it must be a relief to be away from all the politicians in Washington, as Sherman had moved to St. Louis. "I can imagine what a relief it must be to you to get rid of the politicians & the very disagreeable atmosphere of that abominable city." Written from the Hotel Byron, Villeneuve, Switzerland. Not docketed in Sherman's hand.
Hotel Byron Villeneuve
October 14 1874
My dear Sherman
We received two or three days ago our invitations to the wedding of your daughter.
Mrs McClellan unites with me in thanks to Mrs Sherman & yourself for your courtesy, & en regrets that it was not in our power to be present. Will you late accept our sincere & cordial congratulations upon an event which must give you so much pleasure.
We leave here tomorrow for Venice, en route to Alexandria & the Nile - on which quiet river we expect to spend the  winter. I see that you have actually abandoned Washington & removed to St Louis - I can imagine what a relief it must be to you to get rid of the politicians & the very disagreeable atmosphere of that abominable city. I do hope however that the day may come when you may find it pleasant personally & advantageous officially to return to Washn
With our kind regards to Mrs Sherman & yourself
I am sincerely your friend
Wm T Sherman
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