Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, November 27, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, November 27, 1847
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-11-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, November 27, 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 Nov 27th
My dearest Henry,
I should have written yester-
day but waited to tell you that Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
was
safe at home — still he comes not — I expect
him surely to night as I did last night —
Our Winter is making its approach with
hasty strides — two days of rain and
one of snow have confined me to the
house except Thanksgiving morning
when I rode to church to hear Mr
Foot
 Death: 1861-09
read a sermon — Mr Ayrault
Birth: 1822 Death: 1882-10-19
is still
with his father
Birth: 1789-07-27 Death: 1850-12
— The day you left
I took a candle and climbed up to explore
the loss of our unfortunate furnace — I
found the mason work very poorly done
two or three holes which reached the
iron from which the hot air mist
must have proceeded in a stream directly
against the floor — I sent for Amaza
Curtis
Birth: 1795
and asked him if there was any
possibility of rendering the furnace secure
for this Winter — He said the most
effectual way would be to remove one of
the drums but he thought it might be
filled in at the top with ashes after
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securing the holes with plaister so that there
would be no danger – he put up two layers
of brick on the outside it to prevent the
ashes falling off — John and Dennis
Birth: 1827
have
filled it in with ashes so that it looks
much more safe — I have not yet made
a large fire but purpose increasing the
heat every day until the house is sufficently
warmed unless I should discover the floor
to be heated — Mr Cloah
Birth: 1821 Death: 1895-03-08
is making the
tin cover to [ undelie ]
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Alternate Text: underlie
the Register in the
south Room — Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
continues to suffer
greatly with his teeth — his leg is occasionally
slightly painful — he runs about in the
open air as usual — has been twice to the
cars for Fred — Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well, winsome,
and cantie as usual — She is a dear
little girl — Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
came in this
morning to see if I had heard from you —
I have read Mr Clays
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29
speech and see no
fault in it but cannot — it seems to me
very rational very moderate and very
proper — I am of course wholly incompetent
to form any opinion of its political bearing —
There is a long letter here from Mr Hunt
Birth: 1798 Death: 1858-10-23
which
I shall send with this — I hope you will
soon be able to accomplish your business and
come home we are very lonely without you —
ever your own
Frances
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F.A. Seward
Nov 27. 1847.