Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 17, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 17, 1837
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Date:1837-05-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 17, 1837

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: Unknown
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revision: ekk 2015-06-08

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Auburn May 17th 1837
My dearest Henry,
I received a few lines from you on Monday
written the Saturday before. I am glad to hear you continue
well and this is pretty much all you find time to tell me
while you are wandering about. Judge Conkling
Birth: 1789-10-12 Death: 1874-02-05
(good man)
came round in a rain storm yesterday to inform me that
he saw you in Albany Saturday – it was so kind that I
did not tell him that you had written to me after seeing him.
We are having our April weather this month it rains al-
most every day. I am sorry Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
cannot ride as often
as I desire to have her. I think she is rather better than when
she came. Every body talks about the pressure and nothing
else – no one seems to actually rejoice in the state of affairs
but Judge Richardson
Birth: 1776-06-05 Death: 1853-04
– he spent part of the evening here Saturday
talked all the time of the on this subject. I was never
more astonished, it did not seem possible to me that any
one could actually rejoice in the disappointment and suffering
of thousands of people. After concluding a harangue he
turned to me and enquired if I was satisfied. I replied
ironically that I was satisfied that he was a philanthropist .
I was heartily glad to see him take his leave fearing I might
say "that I should be sorry for". I hear nothing from Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24

George Humphreys
Birth: 1814-03-15 Death: 1885-06-09
does not come. Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is anxious to have
Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
come home – he received a letter from her Monday
written early in May – she said nothing about Jennings
going to Cincinnati. I wrote to him Monday enquiring about
the situation of his family but I think it probable he has gone
Page 2

We are expecting Mrs Smith
Birth: 1801-08-15
and the Dr
Birth: 1780-12-27 Death: 1839-12-04
here to tea so you will
excuse my sending you a few lines. I do not like to defer
writing another day. Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
has just told me that
George Humphreys has returned – he has not seen him. I doubt
whether he comes here. You do not tell me that you
are going to Philadelphia before you return to Albany but
I think you are. We are expecting Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
home every day
I think he must by ^this^ time be weary of traveling. All
send love. Your own Frances.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
FA Seward
May 17 1837