Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 7, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 7, 1847
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-04-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 7, 1847

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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: New York, NY

transcription: jjh 

revision: tap 2018-07-23

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Auburn April 7th 1847
My dear Henry
I write again to you at Albany
uncertain when my letter will find you –
Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home the day after you left
he must have passed you on the road –
He appears to be quite an agreeable young man
of 20 at least – continues to express regret
than he was obliged to withdraw himself
in so summary a manner from the
cotillion parties in obedience to your
commands inasmuch as the other
students went on with impunity –
A letter from Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
says the Junior
exhibition is dispensed with and he thinks
the College may as well be also
He comes home next week – Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

writes cheerfully – says nothing of Mexico
or the war – I cannot but hope these
last horrid battles will in some way
lead to a settlement between the two
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nations – if human blood can satisfy the
rapacity of our Government they must
be surfeited – Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
writes that
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
talks of going to Albany next
week and she may then make us a
visit – I went the very next
day after Easter to invite Miss Powers
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Possibly either Caroline Powers
Birth: 1811-09-11 Death: 1896-07-28
or Emily Powers
Birth: 1809-09-13 Death: 1893-01-01

to visit me but found she had left
two days previous – Tomorrow I expect
Mr
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
and Mrs Blatchford
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12
with a few
others to tea – the Blatchfords go to Boston
next week – I regret exceedingly the
unfortunate accident which has befallen
Mr Blatchford – Unless he is more
fortunate than De Witt Clinton
Birth: 1769-03-02 Death: 1828-02-11
he will
be lame the remainder of his life –
Blatchford and Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
have moved
into the old office – I shall defer my
first call until you come home –
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
are well – they
are both in the garden this afternoon where
the yellow crocuses are to be seen just
opening their eyes to an occasional
glimpse of sunshine – I received the
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flower seeds by Mr Howe
Birth: 1806
– the selection
is excellent just what we wanted –
We have driven the horses twice before the
wagon – Charley is almost well, very
fat, and seems to feel remarkably well
William
Birth: 1806 Death: 1881-11-30
thinks driving him will be of service.
There is a small bill $2.75 – at McIntosh's
if convenent I wish you would purchase
a piece of linen pocket handkerchiefs –
– gentlemens – we have occasion for so many
t the The quality you will only be able
to determine by the price say 5/ or 5/6
each – My first letter was written
in a state of mental agitation which
I pray God I may not often experience
if there is any thing wrong is it I trust
you will forgive it and believe me
as ever your own
Frances –
Do not fail to urge Harriet Seward
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
to come
home with you or to visit us before
she goes away again for a long time
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William H. Seward
Eagle Tavern
Albany
at the Astor House
New York
NY
Astor House
NY –
AUBURN N.Y.
APR 7
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A. Seward
April 7. 1847.