Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 13, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 13, 1837
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-05-13

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 13, 1837

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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: Florida, NY

transcription: rag 

revision: ekk 2015-06-08

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Saturday Ap May 13th.
My dearest Henry, I have been waiting a week to
hear something of your movements - your first letter
from Florida came yesterday. I steal a moment
from the all engrossing business of house cleaning
to tell you that we are all well though it may
be a long time before you read my letter. You
seem to have abandoned your original intention of
of returning to Albany before going to New York
I fancied Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
would not be long contented in Orange
Country
and your father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
ill. Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is with us yet
she thinks of going to Aurora with Mr Wright
Birth: 1806-03-18 Death: 1897-02-24
on
Tuesday. The weather has been so unpleasant
that she has not been able to ride much since
she came. Gaston
Unknown
pesists in working here, came
to me yesterday for money to purchase some trees
which I did not give him as I thought you had
concluded to leave the garden in its present sit-
uation this season, is it so? — Mr E. Hills
Birth: 1785-11-04 Death: 1856-09-25
has
lost one of his carriage horses, our ponies are well
dont you think I wanted the carriage the other
morning and lo Peter had lent some part of the harness
did you ever hear of such impudence. Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is
very meek Peter orders him about with great nonchalance[ . ]
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I hear no more from Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
. I hope he has gone home
for Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
. You will probably hear before this reaches you
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that our banks do not redeem their bills. The next
step is an injunction I suppose, what is to be the end
of all this. Maryann
Unknown
who believes in the Irish way
of settling difficulties wonders why they do not kill
the old General
Birth: 1767-03-15 Death: 1845-06-08
. I am obliged to send all over town
to get a $5 bill changed. I will write again when
I hear from but at present I feel that it is useless to write
a longer letter. The little boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
and all send love. your own
Frances.
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A. Seward
May 13. 1837
F.A. Seward
May 13. 1837