Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1837
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-09-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 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: Washington D.C., US

transcription: gew 

revision: ekk 2015-06-08

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Auburn Sep. 15th 1837
My dear Henry,
I received your first letter last Tuesday
after fancying a thousand calamities had befallen you
I had never dreamed of your being two whole days in
Albany without writing. I was prevented writing you yes-
terday by an all day visit from Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
. Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

and McLallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
went Saturday to Middlesex came home by
the way of Canandaigua Tuesday. Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
did not come
with them. Serene
Birth: 1802
’s little boy
Birth: 1836 Death: 1910-07-27Certainty: Probable
was too sick for her to make
her visit there. Clara thinks she is better than she
was last spring. I thought she would probably come
home with them but she did not. I went Wednesday
to see Mrs Horner
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31Certainty: Probable
but did not find her at home. We have
had some very warm days, the weather now is delightful
I have a multitude of visits to make and intend to
improve all the fine weather. I have very uncomfortable
nights, all my recollections of this season a year
ago are so associated with our dear little girl
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
that
my reflections are more than usually sombre, but this
is only occasional. I am thankful for the treasures
I have left. I hope you did not forget to give
some directions about the tombstone while you were
at Albany, they have been too long neglected. I must
plead a headache as an excuse for the few unsatisfactory.
lines I have written, do not fail to work frequently. May
God bless and preserve you dearest, your own Frances.
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William H. Seward
Washington
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A. Seward
Sept. 15, 1837.