Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 25, 1836

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 25, 1836
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1836-12-25

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 25, 1836

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: alc 

revision: ekk 2015-06-02

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Auburn Dec 25th 1836
My dearest Henry, I will wish you a “happy Christmas”
although it will be many days after Christmas when
you receive my letter. There are many smiling faces
about me this morning how much I wish you
and dear Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
were among them. I must not antici-
pate Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
by telling what were the contents of the
stockings, and Cornelias
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
little sock which Aunty
Cary
Birth: 1787-08-11 Death: 1863-06-22
sent her, but I believe they were perfectly sat-
isfactory. Augustus’ are all to be in readiness for him
when he returns he will find them locked in his
box with his books. Your last letter intimated
Inmost; inward • Near; close • Close in friendship or acquaintance • One to whom the thoughts of another are shared without reserve • To share together • To hint; to suggest obscurely; to give slight notice of •
an intention
to go to Pennsylvania I hope if you went you were safe
at home again before the arrival of the severely cold
weather we have had for a few days. I write you that
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
had returned from Aurora. Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
concluded to return
to Canandaigua with him but took a violent cold which
has confined her to her bed for the last three or four days
Worden had made arrangement to leave Saturday - they were
to go in a close carriage & if necessary stay one day on
the road. Thursday (which is said to be the coldest day we
have had in 2 years) I became alarmed about Lazette and
could not think of her going at the risk of her life. They
had every thing packed & could not abide at Mrs Chase
Birth: 1791 Death: 1862-10-14
’s
any longer. I wrote to Lazette to come and stay with us until
the weather and her health were more suitable for the journey.
Friday evening Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
called, they then seemed undetermined about
going and talked of Kimberlee
Birth: 1794-03-25 Death: 1873-01-30
’s, and staying all winter. Yesterday
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
came over said her Ma was sick in bed, they could not go of
course. To day Frances is here, the weather has moderated, her Ma
is better and they still purpose going ‘tomorrow’. I have hardly known
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AUBURN N.Y.
Dec. 26
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Stamp

Type: postmark

William H. Seward
Westfield
Chautaqua County
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F A Seward
Dec 26, 1836