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Davis, Reuben (fl. 1862) to Sarah Ogden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06559.009 Author/Creator: Davis, Reuben (fl. 1862) Place Written: Harrisville, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 May 1862 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.3 x 17.9 cm. Order a Copy

Arrived home on Saturday the 17th, says his family was surprised by and thankful for the kindness and care given by the women of the Broad and Cherry Hospital. Reports on his family's health, and tells Ogden he will not give her any instructions about his money because she probably already sent it to him.

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.

Davis, Reuben, fl. 1862
Ogden, Sarah Morris Perot, 1831-1912

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