Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

May 9, 2015

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Washington, D. C, May 9, 1865.

Dear Laura: — I suppose from what I hear of your gallant husband that he will be here in a few days. I guess also that after the grand doings of the army, when it gets here, that he will resign, as I mean to do, and go home. Now, why shouldn’t our wives come after us? I hereby empower you to order Lucy to come with you to Washington about the 20th or 25th. Write me what you think of it.



Mrs. Laura Mitchell,

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