Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 28, 1848

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 28, 1848
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-09-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 28, 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

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Wednesday Sep 28th
My dear Henry,
I wish I had allowed
the first direction to remain upon
my former letter–it would have
found you at Boston but I followed
your instructions and altered the
direction to Philadelphia – I
have all your letters which
make me feel that mine are
a poor return for your kindness–
The truth is I am much hurried
about these days– between the
Carpenter
Unknown
and painters
Unknown
the work
in the house and the work in
the garden my time is completely
occupied– I have hardly a
moment to receive the friends
Unknown

who call–
Page 2

Then I have letters to write to my
boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
and Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and occasionally
one to a friend– I miss Fred
about teaching Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

Willie is much better than when
you left home– he is busily
engaged gathering nuts– has more
than a peck of Butternuts from
our tree– To day he, Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
&
Abbey
Birth: 1827 Death: 1854-06-28
were to have gone to Julia's
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895Certainty: Possible

but the pony was not to be had
so Willie has gone to the Wood's
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I read your Boston speech
last night in the Tribune
I think it very good– better
than any other I have seen though
you complain of its being poorly
reported – There are numerous
letters here during your attendance
at Mass meetings– H.C. Silsby
Birth: 1817-05-03 Death: 1905-08-12

sent you a letter from S. Falls
in Waterloo containing $100– I
kept the money and Clarence
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wrote him a receipt– I had
occasion for some of the money
the remainder I will keep for you
Was this right?– I wish you
could have gone to Windsor
when you were so near–
This is a hurried letter– I am
just going to improve the first
day of sunshine we have had
in weeks– by going out to make
visits– The frost last night
destroyed the dahlias which
were very beautiful– it is
a melancholy sight to see them
to day– Gen Taylors
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09
letters
are excellent but I am afraid
to have him write too many–
It is refreshing to read the products
of a pen held by a man who
is generous modest and honest–
I am sorry never to have the
prospect of seeing the Averys
x Birth: 1808-01-04  Death:   Birth: 1766-09-18  Death: 1842-01-30 

any more– all well–
ever your own
Frances–
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Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F.M. Seward
1848