Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 14, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 14, 1847
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-06-14

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 14, 1847

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: lmd 

revision: crb 2018-07-17

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Auburn Monday June 14th
My dear Henry
Though I recieved a letter from
you this morning dated at Washington I suppose
I may with safety direct this to Albany –
It is rather difficult for the imagination to
keep pace with the rapidity of your movements
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
has to be informed numberless times
of the last change before he can quite understand
it – I went to Church yesterday – found it
raining hard when I came out but dear Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

was at the porch with an umbrella – it was
a long walk in a hard shower and my
pretty new dress was thoroughly drenched –
You will laugh when I tell you that
the loss of the Chesapeake has renewed all
my misgivings about going to Chicago
Unless I have actually persuaded Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
to
go I believe I will stay at home – I have
never been able to make my fear of water
yield to reason and always suffer when
on a boat of any description though I am
generally too sick to talk much about it –
I was very busy all last week – Saturday
with the assistance of Maria
Unknown
I put all
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the books on the shelves that is all that the shelves
would contain which is not the whole by
any means – to day I have been hanging pictures
Mr Jenkins
Birth: 1792
has put up the fallen plaister and
whitewashed the little recess preparatory to removing
the minerals – Mr Sitser
Birth: 1792-04-15 Death: 1871-03-06
is missing again –
I have a new girl
Unknown
in the kitchen and Abbey
Birth: 1827 Death: 1854-06-28

is using her needle effectively – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
seems
quite reconciled to a change of nurses –
The almost constant rain has prevented my visiting
the garden often for the last three days –
The roses are beginning to make their appearance –
and the orange lilies are very abundant –
The rain has washed away the red pionies
the white are just opening –
The notice in the Tribune of your removal
to Albany has excited much speculation –
was it authorized? I suppose so –
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
writes me that he is desirous of
being baptized and also asks permission to
come home at the time of the Bishop
Birth: 1797-10-08 Death: 1865-04-05
next
visit (some time next month) to be
confirmed – The influence of the Bishops
daughter
Birth: 1824-02-01 Death: 1890-01-08
has not failed to operate on his
susceptible mind – I hope it may lead
to goodness – I have just written to Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

have nothing more from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
– A. Dieu
ever your own
Frances –
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The usual box of fish came yesterday
accompanied by two fine fine apples – tell
Mr Newman
Unknown
that I shall soon write a letter
of remonstrance to him if he sends us any
more such fine presents–