Henry and Mary Warner lived in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh. They are the great-grandparents of poet Marianne Moore. By the 1860s they had three surviving children: John, Henry, and Anne. Their letters to John, a Presbyterian minister living in Gettysburg, are preserved as part of Marianne Moore’s family papers.
We think the loss of your winter overcoat was a serious one. The Htown ladies gift. We received a letter from Henry weekly as usual, at his request I paid his taxes at the court House amounting to 50 cents to enable him to vote as he says himself for ‘Old Abe’. It is now afternoon and by the time I shave &c for Sabbath will get little chance to read last nights paper and the other one will be in before I get the chance—your affectionate father & mother Henry & M Warner
Citation: Henry and Mary Warner, autograph letter signed to John Riddle Warner. Allegheny City [Pittsburgh], 15 October 1864. Moore VI:06:10