Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to William Henry Seward, July, 1848

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to William Henry Seward, July, 1848
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-07

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to William Henry Seward, July, 1848

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sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

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receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

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transcription: obm 

revision: tap 2018-07-24

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Editorial Note

Written in the hand of Frances Miller Seward. This letter is mentioned in William Seward Jr. to Augustus H. Seward, July 2, 1848, so it was written on or about that date.
My dear Father,
I have been
sick for three days —
all have been well
but I — Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
has
had the old well taken
up and a new well
made with a nice
pump — the water is
not very good yet
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
calls it her pump —
About two weeks ago
I picked up a double
pear a big one with
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with a little one growing
by the side of it — I
am going to keep it until
you come home if I can
it is very ripe now —
We got more than a
peck of Butternuts from
our tree — and half
a bushel of filberts
with the husks on where
they are taken off there
will be 3 or 4 quarts
When are you coming
home? — Bruno has
not run away since
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you have been gone
he stays most of the
time within the horses —
Grandpa talks of going
to Canandaigua this
month he says I may
go with him — he will
not stay but two or
three days. Mr Blatchfords
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

father
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
was here to day
he has been to look at
Mrs Hills
Birth: 1796 Death: 1863-04-22Certainty: Possible
house —
Your affectionate son
Willie
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Editorial Note

Voice change, Frances Adeline Seward
My dear Father
That water in
my pump does not taste
good — Our new house
is not built in a great
while — I have been a
good girl all day
when you were gone —
I have a little wagon which
I can draw all about
the house — I am making some-
thing very pretty‚ I think it looks
like a windmill — My bonnet
is trimmed with red ribbon
& I have a new blue dress
your affectionate little
girl — Fanny —