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William Seward

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Thank you for copy of prayers proposed for church; Great Britain tires of our war

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10-11-1862

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letter, McIlvaine, Seward, Civil War, England

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Mr. Seward
Oct. 11/62

Washington October 11, 1862

My dear Bishop

I think you for your kind consideration in reading me a copy of the prayers proposed for the Church and much more for the wisdom and piety which inspired this touching composition.

Your English friends write to you just what is true. The proclamation will [not] [?] [?] our enemies, but at every [ember] [?] them while I will [?] on friends there. Great Britain wearies of the war and turns from it from new disappointment in the failure of her [intended] expectations.

[Sharp] quick steamers are coming to break the blockade but we shall be [prepared] for them I think. [We] [have] [warfare] in on our Coast we shall not be incompetent to defend ourselves.

Wishing you abundant health [and] praying you preserve in the [patient] and loyal labors you are [proposing]. I [remain]

Very faithfully
Your friend
William. H. Seward

Letter to Charles Pettit McIlvaine

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