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Anderson, William (fl. 1861-1865) to Sarah Ogden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06559.001 Author/Creator: Anderson, William (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1861-1865 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.8 x 12.8 cm. Order a Copy

Encloses a certificate (not included) to thank Ogden for "the interest you have taken in this mans faith." The man, a neighbor of Anderson's, was a soldier who "felt unable to return" to the war and "believes that he will not be able to perform Military service in the future." Includes an embossed seal in the upper left hand corner.

Sarah Perot Ogden was a Quaker from Philadelphia who took part in variety of philanthropic works such as assisting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Philadelphia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and President of the Philadelphia Home for Incurables. Both Ogden and her husband, Edward H. Ogden, were strong supporters of the Union cause. During the Civil War Ogden volunteered in a military hospital where she made daily visits. Her husband served as a Union soldier.

Ogden, Sarah Morris Perot, 1831-1912
Anderson, William, fl. 1861-1865

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