Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 26, 1841

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 26, 1841
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1841-09-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 26, 1841

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: Albany, NY

transcription: mlb 

revision: tap 2017-11-21

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Sunday afternoon.
My dear Henry,
I have your letter of Friday – I beseech
you not to keep that poor turtle until I come
after having turtles for pets a whole summer
I should look upon the death of one of the species
as a positive murder – beside I have no fancy
for turtle soup – Do have it killed and eaten
before I come or I shall have it on a list with
many other disagreeable things which make my
return to Albany far from pleasant – It is very
kind of you and the Doanes
x Birth: 1806-03-31  Death: 1887-06-28  Birth: 1808-04-02  Death: 1852-01-27 
to preserve for me
what is esteemed so great a luxury –
I have a letter from Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
to day – he is well
and asks permission to attend dancing school this winter.
I shall be ready to leave the 1 st but unless
you come or send shall not come until Saturday
Page 2

Friday is Augustus'
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
birth day – He can very well
accompany me but probably will not If I have
have some one else to take charge of the luggage
you must arrange this as you think best – We
should all be glad to see you, and I presume
Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893Certainty: Probable
would like very much to come –
We took him yesterday with Mrs. Miller
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17
, the Misses
Williston
Unknown
are still with her – William Beardsley's
Birth: 1816-03-27 Death: 1900-01-25

nomination appointment occasioned much surprise
and I doubt not no small degree of dissatisfaction –
I for one am glad Leonard
Birth: 1793-04-15 Death: 1876-05-08Certainty: Probable
was disappointed – he was
rather too much in favor of Warren
Birth: 1797-09-25 Death: 1879-05-08
last fall —
All Whigs are glad Rathbone
Birth: 1791-08-02 Death: 1845-05-13
is superseded as
far as I can learn – Gus wishes to go to the
Convention at SyracuseFred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is taking writing
lessons. Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is quite well and very dear –
Pray can you tell me any thing or is there
anything to tell, about the land in Chautauqua
claimed by Mrs. Lucas
Birth: 1794-01-12 Death: 1876-05-12Certainty: Possible
– She has once mentioned
it to me and is now expecting to see you
Page 3

on the subject – Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
send love –
Make my regards to Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
if he is yet with you
and my thanks for his letter – Please to say to him
that Mrs. Worden received and is much obliged to
him for the letters he sent her — Your own
Frances —
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William H. Seward
Albany —
AUBURN N.Y.
SEP 26
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