Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 11, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 11, 1847
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-06-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 11, 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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: jaa 

revision: crb 2018-07-17

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Friday June 12th
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Editorial Note

Friday was June 11 in 1847

My dearest Henry,
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and I had a sad walk
in the garden the morning you left– "Where
is father? isnt he coming? "Shall I pick
this for father" were her frequent interrogations
I was not happy for I felt that I had given
pain to one that I love dearly– You who so
seldom do deeds meant for repentance cannot
imagine how many repentant hours my
wayward temper costs me– But your
letter from Albany came soon and
I felt that I was forgiven– all was
bright again– I have been diligently
employed since you left with the assistance
of my maidens in cleaning the basement
Abbey
Birth: 1827 Death: 1854-06-28
came last night– though she
cannot divide my responsibilities as Eliza
Unknown

did she is willing to help all she can
and I am disposed to overlook short comings–
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and Fanny are very happy with her
we all went to the garden this morning to
put the canary vine and some other roots
she brought into the earth– the weeping
clouds gave us a fine sprinkling before
we could reach the house
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Ann
Unknown
the 2d has been called away to day
to take charge of a sister
Unknown
supposed to be sick
with Typhus fever– I must try again for
a cook – I am happy to announce to you
that Mr. Sitter
Birth: 1792-04-15 Death: 1871-03-06Certainty: Probable
has finally completed the
painting of the South Room– tomorrow I shall
endeavor to do something towards arranging
the books– Dr Mills
Birth: 1786-03-12 Death: 1867-06-10
has lost a child
Birth: 1833-05-22 Death: 1847-06-10

and grandchild
Unknown
both in the short space of
one week– I have not been out of the
gate since you left us– I think you
had better have no time to make any visits in
New York– I will tell you the reasons
when you come– You will perceive
I write very hastily– I am interrupted every
five minutes and must write to Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

and Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
– have written to Peter M
Morange
Birth: 1796-11-22 Death: 1880-04-04
– A Dieu
Your own
Frances