Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 8, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 8, 1840
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-10-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 8, 1840

action: sent

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

location: Flushing, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: lmd 

revision: tap 2017-06-29

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Thursday evening
My dear Henry, I write in some doubt when this
letter will reach you as I fancy you will depart
for Auburn before it shall arrive at Albany — We
reached Spring Lawn in safety last evening having
spent the morning in New York — it was nearly
eight oclock when we left the boat — we breakfasted
at the City Hotel — shopped a little with
very little success — visited the fair & the
Panorama — dined — and at 4 oclock took
the boats for Flushing — Mr
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
and Mrs
 Death: 1848-07-01
Webb
are all kindness and Spring Lawn is one
of the most charming places imaginable
the garden is very beautiful in its autumnal
robe — we have walked the whole morning
and spent the time since dinner in going
to Flushing to bring Mr Tiffany
Birth: 1794-07-04 Death: 1863-09-02
(the Rev)
from the steam boat — also to get one of
my trunks which was left at the City Hotel —
we were fortunate in recovering it so soon — Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

in consequence of its absence has worn his great
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coat all day in place of a frock which he had
not — Mary was of very little use to me
yesterday — my travelling with such a nurse
is absurd enough and exceedingly uncomfortable
we got along rather better now we are stationary
All were well here — Mr and Mrs Webb were
happy to be once more at home with their
family
x Birth: 1835-02-15  Death: 1911-02-12  Birth: 1833-11-10  Death: 1876-12-03  Birth: 1830-12-14  Death: 1918-12-04  Birth: 1827-11-30  Death: 1896-10-03  Birth: 1824-08-12  Death: 1899-08-27 
— the new Governess
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promises fairly —
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is enjoying his visit much — I write
in haste as I have not seen dear Willie
since dinner and am impatient to go to
him — I send this letter to New York by
Mr Webb in the morning — Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04

came to the Hotel a few moments before I left
I promised to visit them
Birth: 1798-07-24 Death: 1857-12-23
on my return
one day — I still think I shall not
prolong my visit here beyond ten days
it is necessary for me to return to Albany
to prepare for the coming winter — If you
get this at Auburn give my love to all at
home — Fred sends his love — your own
Frances —
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William H. Seward
Albany
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Samuel Blatchford

Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
Mrs William H. Seward
Oct 8th 1840