Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 21, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 21, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-09-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 21, 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: New York, NY

transcription: gew 

revision: ekk 2015-06-08

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Auburn Sep 21st
My dear Henry, I received your letter from
Washington this morning, I am afraid you will
make too short a stay there for mine to reach
you. I directed it to Filmore
Birth: 1800-01-07 Death: 1874-03-08
. I am glad you did
not get that letter for it was written in rather a
melancholy
Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy; dismal • Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive • Grave looking; somber •
view. We are all well. I do not hear
any thing from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
. I went last Saturday to
see old A Aunt Lizzy Wood
Unknown
with whom we used
to board when we were attending school at Montville.
She has been two or three weeks at George Woods
Birth: 1805-10-07 Death: 1844-02-05
,
is to come here to tea this afternoon. I am not
surprised that you admire Henry Clay
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29
, he unites
great intellectual powers with a warm heart.
I have always understood that his manner was
fascinating. Preston
Unknown
I think is a brother in law
of the young student
Unknown
we met in Virginia
who eulogized him so highly. You say nothing
of Webster
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24
is he at Washington?
I am obliged to conclude my letter abruptly, have
company come to tea & I am not willing to detain
it until tomorrow. Your own Frances.
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
says do tell Henry to ask Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03Certainty: Probable
for the
receipt for preserving tomato’s through the winter.
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William H. Seward
At the City Hotel
New York
Auburn
Sep 22
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A. Seward
Sept 21, 1837