Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 26, 1842

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 26, 1842
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Date:1842-06-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 26, 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: nwh 

revision: crb 2017-11-09

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Sunday June 26th
My dear Henry,
  The bananas and pine apples came
safely – I am sorry to say none of the
family but Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
had the good taste to like
them – I am sorry you deprived yourself of
them, if you like them, for such a set of ingrates –
I had no difficulty in disposing of the pine apples
which were the best I have ever seen – I am
glad you approved of Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
going to N York
he would have been greatly disappointed not to
have gone – Do you spend the 4th in Albany?
I believe the young people here are preparing for a
celebration of some kind – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
intends to have
an exhibition of fire works of his own upon that
occasion – I have a letter from Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

who is well – Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
intended to come
out about this time but the state of her
kitchen cabinet will not allow – Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04

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has been spending two or three days with her –
The journal is out for Clay
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29
very much to my
gratification – What a beautiful article the editorial
of Friday – I cried twice while reading once
for joy at the generous response to the Clay meeting
and again for grief that Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
talked of relinquish-
ing his post – I dreamed all ^night^ about getting
up a wedding party for Bradish
Birth: 1783-09-15 Death: 1863-08-30
who was about
being married to his wife
Birth: 1803 Death: 1868
a second time – I
hope it will not be as difficult to elect him
as it seemed to be for me to arrange matters
in consonance with his wishes – at all events
I shall be excused from officiating personally –
Collier
Birth: 1787-11-13 Death: 1873-03-24
talked very confidently about his success
and at Syracuse said you and Weed
were both in favour of his nomination, so it
it is not surprising if there is a little jealousy
in the other quarter — Miss Burney
Author: Frances Burney Publisher: Carey and Hart Place of Publication:Philadelphia, PA Date: 1842
came
to day – I commence reading it tomorrow – am
still engaged with Hammond's
Birth: 1778-08-02 Death: 1855-08-18
2d Vol.
Author: Jabez D. Hammond Publisher: Privately printed Place of Publication:Albany, NY Date: 1842

Page 3

I wrote to Mrs. Doane
Birth: 1806-03-31 Death: 1887-06-28
before the reception of the
last present — Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
went to N. York
this afternoon – to be gone a week – he went rather
unexpectedly – I had no letter ready – If you
do not intend coming home before Bob
 Death: 1844-01-25
commences
moulting you had better send him, as it will not
be well to move him after that time – We are
all very sorry Jenny
 Death: 1843-06-24
is so unsuccessful with her eggs –
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
wishes very much to see the deer –
Our garden and grounds are in rather an unseemly
condi[ tion ]
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– p does not succeed quite as well
with the garden as Peter did – he is fully equal
to him in selling vegetables & for his own accommodation –
but he suits Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
— Pa has gone to Seneca
Falls
for a visit of two or three days –
Willie says he believes he 'will go and see Mrs Doane'
since the bannanas have come – I am much
better in health than I have been for the last three
months –
Your own Frances —
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William H. Seward
Albany
AUBURN,
JUN
26
N.Y.
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