Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 20, 1848

  • Posted on: 17 October 2018
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 20, 1848
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:smc

student editor

Transcriber:spp:jjh

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-09-20

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 20, 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: smc 

revision: tap 2018-07-24

<>
Page 1

Wednesday Sep 20
My dear Henry,
I received your letter
from Albany yesterday- Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

went to Geneva Saturday morn-
ing and returned Monday
evening– I believe he had
a very satisfactory visit– It
is currently reported about
our town that he is engaged
to the Bishop's daughter
Birth: 1824-02-01 Death: 1890-01-08

Your office I think from all I
can learn misses Mr Griswold
Birth: 1823-09-05 Death: 1886-06-01

Clarence waits here until 9
in the morning for Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

to bring the key
Our house is making as rapid
progress as we have reason

[top Margin]
the 1st & 15th of Oct–
After looking
again at your letter I send this to Boston
ever your own
Frances
Page 2

to expect– the Masons
Unknown
have to
day completed their work in
the wooden parts– next
come the painters– The canopy
over the front balcony is finished
and is very pretty– there are
so many closets &tc to be finished
that it makes infinitely more
work than was anticipated–
so time is lost– I wish you
could see Bruno just now
looking off from the Balcony
he is very ornamental–
Bruno came home the other
day with his collar bent
and bruised there were marks
of two or three blows with
some sharp instrument–
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
continues to suffer with
his teeth– Mrs Spencer
Birth: 1789-02-23 Death: 1868-10-10Certainty: Possible
I think
has returned without leaving
me the medicine–
Page 3

A frightful accident occurred on the
rail road 3 miles East of this
place– Two extra Engines were
behind the regular train,
which being compelled to stop
the Engines ran into the back
cars– 10 persons were more or
less injured by scalding and
bruising– Many escaped by
jumping from the cars and
rushing into the forward car
having notice a moment
before the collision took place–
2 cars were demolished–
There seems to be no apology
for the want of care exhibited
in allowing the proximity
of the Engines– The sufferers
are at Wood's Hotel– it is
thought all will recover–
A letter from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
says
Page 4

Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is better– I have to day
purchased of a Mrs Duryea
Unknown

a volume on Elocution
Author: John Hanbury Dwyer Publisher: Weare C. Little Place of Publication:Albany, NY Date: 1848
– she
was in pursuit of you–
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well & wishes father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

would stay at home– We have
an occasional gleam of sunshine
but the wind has prostrated
nearly all the Dahlias–
I will not venture to send this
letter to Boston– should have
written two days ago had I
been well– John is not able to
work yet– has been bled and blistered
by Dr Pitney
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20
– They have finished
the road and are now drawing
gravel for the front walk
also for the well the bottom
of which has at length been
reached– Your Palmyra correspondent
Unknown

writes that the meeting cannot come off
without you & wishes to know whether
you cannot come sometime between