Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 21, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 21, 1847
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-08-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 21, 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: Unknown
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transcription: msr 

revision: crb 2018-07-17

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Saturday Aug 21st
My dear Henry,
I suppose I may not expect
you home to day though it is Saturday–
Dr Wayland
 Death: 1863-10-16
left us Thursday and
Dr Shelton
Birth: 1798-09-11 Death: 1883-10-11
Friday evening— Mr
Birth: 1797-02-23 Death: 1870-02-17
and
Mrs Juliand
Birth: 1804-05-06 Death: 1860-05-01
were here during the Convention
they called one evening— I was very
glad to see them– Thursday afternoon
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
and the boys
x Birth: 1828-10-07  Death: 1897-07-24  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 
went to
Mr Sacketts
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
to participate in the
harvest home— I expected them home
the next morning but they do not
come yet— I was very anxious about
them last night but as we hear
of no accident suppose they have
only prolonged their visit—
I hear nothing more from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is very well— Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is somewhat
indisposed but not confined to the house
The Dahlia's are very beautiful— the
garden is enlivened by abundance
of towering [ lichnis ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: lychnis
and tiger lillies—
the Mexican flower continues to bloom
in a wonderful manner– I endeavour
to extract from it something of an omen
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to nourish hope— I have not been out
or seen any but our own family though
I am to day quite well again– When
are you coming home?— Poor Bill
Birth: 1824 Death: 1847-08-21
is
gone at last— he died alone in his cell
was found dead this morning— Maria
from whom I have my information says
the physicians are examining his head—
he is to be buried tomorrow— I am glad
the sufferings of the poor benighted creature
are terminated– he has gone to Him ^who^ openeth
the eyes of the blind and causeth the
deaf to hear— One whose benevolence is not
chilled by the colour of the skin of
his children— The good people of
Auburn can now rest quietly in their beds
"the murderer" has no longer power to
disturb them— Fanny says I must
tell father she wants him to come home—
your own Frances