Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 1, 1842

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 1, 1842
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1842-08-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 1, 1842

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: tap 

revision: crb 2017-07-07

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Page 1

Monday J August 1st
My dear Henry,
I have not written during the
past week partly because I have been sick and
partly because I have had no letter from you —
I was very much disappointed when Judge
Conklin
Birth: 1789-10-12 Death: 1874-02-05
came and told me you were not
coming & would much have preferred having
heard it from yourself — I shall not expect
you so confidently again — I am afraid
you have taxed yourself too severely this
Summer and am constantly in apprehension
of hearing that you are sick —
Mr Patterson
Birth: 1799-11-11 Death: 1879-10-15
was here Saturday — I was not
aware of it until the next day — I presume
he has gone to Albany as I told Maria
to tell "the gentleman" that I did not expect
you home —
Page 2

Willie's
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
eyes are getting better very slowly — Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

is learning to ride on horseback and begins to
enjoy it, though timid at first — Willie says
he is "just as big as Fred" and thinks he can
ride too — Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
went yesterday to Seneca
Falls
will probably attend the commencemant
at Geneva before he returns —
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and Fred talk of going to Canandaigua
next Saturday — The weather has been exceeding-
ly warm but is cold enough now — Fred and
I attend Prof. Bronson's
Birth: 1800-05-23 Death: 1866-06-12
lectures every Tuesday
and Friday — His recitations are generally
in very good taste — sometimes very powerful in
effect — The singing of Mr Nash
Unknown
, his accompani-
ment, is quite the reverse and to me very tiresome —
Fred is so much interested that he does not feel
the 2 hours to be as long as his mother does —
I hear from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
every week and from
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
occasionally — I wrote to both
yesterday — They both are pleased
with their situations —
Page 3

Please tell Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
that I have never been able
to hear directly from her boy
Birth: 1830
but presume
he is well as I can learn nothing to the
contrary — I sent a check to the Bank for
$25 the 20th of July — your own Frances
Page 4

William H. Seward
Albany
AUG 1
AUBURN N.Y.
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Mrs Seward
Aug 1842