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Pierce, Jane M. (1806-1863) to Anne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03375 Author/Creator: Pierce, Jane M. (1806-1863) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1854 Pagination: 4 p. ; 17 x 10.5 cm

Summary of Content: Writes that she hopes Anne's injured hand is recovering and asks her to write again when she is able. Hopes she is keeping busy with household duties. Laments over the death of Alfred, her nephew, and expresses sympathy for her sister Mary Aiken's loss. Mentions that she and Franklin Pierce were at Capon Springs, West Virginia, which was pleasant, but the journey was tiring. Comments on her health and that of Mr. Pierce. Gives regards to Mr. Wentworth. Postscript mentions that Mr. Smith has been at the White House. Explains that Captain Benbow, his family, and Anne's uncle have returned, though she has not seen them. Written on mourning stationery.

People: Pierce, Jane M. (Jane Means)., 1806-1863
Aiken, Mary Means, fl. 1883
Aiken, Alfred, fl. 1854
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryFirst LadyChildren and FamilyDeathHealth and MedicalInjury or WoundTravelWhite HousePresident

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