Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1839

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1839
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-09-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1839

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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: Albany, NY

transcription: sss 

revision: ekk 2015-06-16

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Sunday Sep 14th
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Editorial Note

Sunday was September 15, 1839

My dearest Henry,
I received your letter yesterday
morning. – it was a bright sunny day so I walked out
to see how much shrubbery had been destroyed by
the 500 young men – they were quite merciful
nothing was materially injured except the dahlias
which were many of them broken down to the ground.
Then came Dr Pitney
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20
and vacinated Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
in both
of his little legs. Willie was not well pleased with
this process which he signified by crying loudly –
– then Tompkins
Birth: 1772-02-05 Death: 1860-08-05
and Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
(who returned the
night previous from Homer) took their departure
for Romulus. Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
came home from Syracuse
where he went on Friday. Mrs Fosgate
 Death: 1848-03-10
and Mrs
Miller
Unknown
called and so the day passed away.
I have a letter from Lazette this morning
she wishes me to send Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
for her the last
of this week. I would like to have Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20

stay a week after I come to Albany as I may
not leave here precisely the 1st of October, which I
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intend at present, perhaps it will be as well to s t ay
until the 12 of October provided it will not mate-
rially interfere with Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
arrangement about
renting a house. York
Birth: 1811 Death: 1882-07-06
, I wish to employ but
think we shall not need him before November
that however will depend upon the company we may
have. I would prefer to have him come earlier
than not to come at all. I would rather
not come down just at the time the DeWitts
x Birth: 1805-12-20  Death: 1842-05-05  Birth: 1800-02-06  Death: 1868-02-07 
are
moving but this is not important.
A “Journal” containing your address to the
settlers of Chautauqua fell into my hands yesterday
for the first time. I do not know how they were
affected by your remarks but they made me cry.
The boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
have been to Church this morning
Fred says “a man with a long face preached a
very long sermon.” Our fine weather has
passed by it is raining now. I will write
some directions to Harriet tomorrow. Love to
Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
when you see her. I am much
disappointed about her visit. Your own Frances.
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William H. Seward
Albany
Auburn N.Y
Sep 15.
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Mrs W. H. Seward Sept 14, 1839