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Penel, Eunice (fl. 1862) to Sarah Ogden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06559.124 Author/Creator: Penel, Eunice (fl. 1862) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 July 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 26 x 21 cm. Order a Copy

Thanks Ogden for the care of her son, [Edwin B.], and tells her that God will reward her for her good deeds. Asks Ogden to update her on Edwin's medical condition, and to read her letters to him if he is unable to read them himself.

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

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