Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October, 1848

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

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-10

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October, 1848

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location:
Unknown

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: smc 

revision: crb 2018-07-18

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Page 1

Thursday –
My dearest Henry
I received both your
first and second letter to day
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
says when is he coming
home! the letter gave no answer
You will perceive very little
alteration in the house when
you come the progress of the
painting is so slow that a
weeks work is hardly perceptible
I have been over to Aunt Clara’s
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

and once to see poor Mrs
Porter
Unknown
x

Editorial Note

Either Eliza Porter
Birth: 1803-03-30 Death: 1866-03-02
or Abigail Porter
Birth: 1800-04-12 Death: 1886-03-29
– this is the extent
of my wanderings with the
exception of an hour with
Mrs Miller
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17
last evening
Page 2

Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
writes that she
cannot come here until
the last of the month
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is to be bridesmaid
at a wedding which
prevents her leaving home–
I spent the morning in
the door yard with Dennis
Birth: 1827

and have succeeded in
obliterating some of the
traces of carpenters &c–
I had remembered all
the directions which were
in your letter– Mr Jones
Unknown

put up the wire before he
went away–
I hardly know what Mr
Harris
Birth: 1802 Death: 1890-06-21Certainty: Possible
proposition is but I
Page 3

perceive it has some attrac-
tions for you– Do not let
a consideration for my peculiar
feelings have an undue in-
fluence in your decision–
I would not willingly be
the means of adding one
more year to the toilsome
life you are now leading–
But we can talk better
than write on this subject–
I hear nothing from
the boys
x Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
are well– I think
Fanny dreamed that you
came home last night
as she insisted this morning
that Father had come
back– We are lonely without
Page 4

you– Love to Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01

I hope you will be able to
see Albany though you
are so much occupied that
I am reluctant to urge it
Eliza
Unknown
will leave tomorrow
or the next day– Mrs
Blatchford
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12
has employed
her as a cook– A Dieu
affectionately your own
Frances