Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 10, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 10, 1840
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-06-10

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 10, 1840

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Albany, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: New York, NY

transcription: nwh 

revision: tap 2017-09-06

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Wednesday morning–
My dear Henry,
Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home safe and well
last evening – he seems much pleased with his
visit – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has been sick with a cold three
or four days he is now better – I received a
letter from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Sunday announcing their safe
arrival at Auburn – she was to leave Monday
for Canandaigua – Freddy says you think that
Mrs Benedict
Certainty: Possible
has gone home – I fancy I could
not have made my letter very intelligible –
She thought of leaving last Saturday but rather
than put me to the inconvenience of getting a new
nurse for a few weeks only, and then taking
some one to Auburn whom I should not want when
there, She concluded to remain until the latter
part of this week – I immediately set myself about
making arrangements to leave at that time –Your
letter assuring me you would accompany me home on
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Monday induced me to wait until that time though
I do not feel justified in detaining Mrs Benedict
for an hour – Are you positive that your engagements
will allow you to accompany me on Monday –
I know how little your time is at your own disposal
unless you are, I still think I had better leave
here on Saturday — I am very unwilling to go without
you but I am less willing to do what I feel
to be wrong in regard to Mrs Benedict –
I have spent the mornings of this week in
returning visits and have yet enough left to occupy
one day more – Harriets
 Death: 1888-08-20
family
x Birth: 1838  Death: 1860-04-22  Birth: 1830  Death:   Birth: 1801-12-24  Death: 1893 
are all convalescent
She will be ready to come when I leave —
From Freddy's account I think I find but very
little leisure – I am afraid your health will not
be benefited by this excursion –
I have a bill of $17.75 cents at Mrs Mullin's
Birth: 1805 Death: 1881
,
23 Murray St — I have alo also a cap from
the same which is not included in the bill – if
it will not be giving you too much trouble
will you let Mr Rogers
Unknown
pay the bill —
Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
was here last evening — we had some
Page 3

conversation which upon reflection I think I will
not communicate until we meet — I regret that
this affair is not yet terminated – Your own
Frances —
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William H. Seward
Aston House
New York —
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STEAMER
Unknown
Mrs. W. H. Seward
June 10. 1840