Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 17, 1848

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 17, 1848
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-01-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 17, 1848

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
Unknown

transcription: obm 

revision: crb 2018-07-18

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Monday night Jan 17th
My dearest Henry
I should have written to you
before you left Albany had I been at all
sure you were there to receive a letter
but until your letter came saying you were
to leave to day I did not know where
to direct mine — you will be sure
to find this on your return — I have
written a long letter to Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
and
a short one to Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
— taken one French
lesson — been once to Church — received
five or six visits from different
Unknown
and made as many more — this
together with my usual domestic duties
has occupied my time since you left
The weather has been so mild that I
hope you found the river open — Yesterday
and to day have been like Spring and
to night the moon is very brilliant
If Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
lived any where near I should
be glad to go and see her but she is too
far off for me to go alone — Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has
gone to spend the evening with John
Bacon
Unknown
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has gone to bed after
wishing her "father would come home" —
Page 2

She went to Church yesterday with me and
this afternoon has been up to see Eliza
Doyle
Birth: 1833 Death: 1884-07-25
— My
Unknown in the kitchen
are expecting to be absent a great part
of this week in consequence of the visit
of the Bishop
Birth: 1797-02-12 Death: 1867-04-16
— who is to be here Wednesday
or Thursday — I shall try to hear him
preach while he is here though I
presume the little Church will overflow
with the sons and daughter of the
Emerald Isle — I am sorry dearest
to hear of your disturbed and restless
nights — I fear you are not well as you
were not when you left home —
"Never mind" as Fanny says, about
the addition to the house we can
get along very well without it
if it is not convenient for you
to have it made — I have a long
merry letter from Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
which has just
come — I hope this will meet you
on your way home ever your own
Frances
1 lb of brown sugar of medium quality
1 box of sperm candles —
Page 3

Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A. Seward
Jan 17, 1848