Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1842

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1842
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1842-06-02

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1842

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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: srr 

revision: crb 2017-07-06

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Auburn Thursday June 2d
My dear Henry,
You made a short visit at Florida and
was home again before I realized that you were gone.
I am sorry your father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
still continues so ill –
The weather still continues cold though we are now favored
with a bright sun shinning all day – I am sorry you
will not see the beautiful tulips I have never seen
so great a variety of hues – I went out yesterday
with Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
to see Mrs Fosgate
 Death: 1848-03-10
and Mrs Horner
Birth: 1780 Death: 1856-12-09

Mrs Compston
Birth: 1800 Death: 1851-06-04Certainty: Probable
is very ill with inflammatory rheumatism
Mrs Fosgate was not well but glad to see me.
I met both Calvin Burr
Birth: 1792 Death: 1889
in the street – he has purchased
a house on this street for his brother Nathan
Birth: 1795-03-04 Death: 1863-01-22
who
is to bring his young wife
Birth: 1819-06-23 Death: 1878-06-26
here – I have been to
see Mrs Millers
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17
pretty garden and pretty green house
plants all of which are very satisfactory to the
possessor
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Are all your houses rented – McCallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
seems to have made
up his mind to leave here this summer – if it were possible
I should be glad to have Clara have one of your houses
on many different accounts of which I will speak
hereafter – I am sorry that I have too little
ingenuity to direct the making of the cabinet. Did
you intend to have glass to doors to the base also – I
should think best – you say 6 feet wide and again
7 or 8 feet wide which I suppose should read high
I think it will be pretty in the hall – I should say 5 feet
wide and 7 high – our book case is about 8 wide & 10 high
but the cabinet maker will be able to judge better of the
proportion – the sashes for the glass should be very narrow
to exhibit the specimens to advantage – shall it be walnut
or mahogany I think the frame quite as pretty —
I am sorry to hear that Emily Weed
Birth: 1827-10-10 Death: 1889-02-10
is sick – Is not
Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
as well as when I left — I have frequently
seen young dogs have fits similar to cats – I presume
Cora
Unknown
suffered in this way – she will outgrow them –
When you come home I wish you would bring
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the new lamp – it can be wrapped up and laid in the bottom
of your trunk – the shade and chimney packed carefully
in cotton in a small handbox which Harriet will find
in the clothes press – the box set in the trunk also
I can procure the camphine here and having a better
opportunity to take care of it myself think it may
be made useful and more economical than oil or
sperm candles – When are you coming? –
My stomach still continues deranged – I promised
to write to Dr Ward
Birth: 1806-10-28 Death: 1895-02-24
if I had any change of symptoms
but believe I shall not at present — My head
is much relived —
Your own Frances
I have just received your letter of yesterday the book for Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
did not come
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William H. Seward
Albany
AUBURN
JUN
2
N.Y.
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Samuel Blatchford

Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
Mrs Seward
June 1 1842.