Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 4, 1848

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 4, 1848
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-10-04

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 4, 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: crb 2018-07-18

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Auburn Oct 4th
My dear Henry,
I received a letter
from Frances Grier
Birth: 1801-01-16 Death: 1860-02-07
yesterday in
which she says that Tempe
Birth: 1812-09-30 Death: 1848-10-18
has not
recovered– that Dr Ledak
Unknown
has
been with her the last ten days
and still considers her in a
dangerous situation– George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
had
been to Goshen the day previous for
another physician
Unknown
– I have heard
nothing directly from George
since my last letter to you–
A letter came from Miss Parsons
Birth: 1812

to you– complaining of many
grievances and last of all her
fine Newfoundland dog has been
poisoned– This has determined
her to leave Florida as soon
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as you can find some person
to take her place–
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
writes that Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

is ill again this week con-
fined to her bed– The weather
continues very unpleasant- it
rained every day but one last
week and so far this, has
rained every day though it is
much warmer– I am unable
to work at all in the garden–
Harris
Unknown
has not commenced the
outside of the house until to day
and then he painted between
the showers– Do you wish
all of the woodwork including
the window frames of the new
part painted free stone– the
bay window comprises almost
the entire front– I think you
said you would have all the
wood work freestone but I may
have forgotten–
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We shall be able to get into the
kitchen in two weeks but I do
not think Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
will be ready
to relinquish the dining room so
soon– The new rooms are
none of them plastered yet–
The carpenters
Unknown
will have them
ready for the masons
Unknown
next week–
The last of our peaches were gathered
to day– they have been very
useful for the table– the grapes
do not ripen well– The garden
looks unattractive since the
frost has blackened the dahlias
though the petunias and chrysan-
themums with a few other flowers
look bright– Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is much
better indeed has been quite well
for the last four days–
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
wishes her father would
come home– she has been working
in the yard with John all the
afternoon– Our new well is tol-
erable the water is clear
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but no more agreeable to the taste
than the other– Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
says
this can be remedied by a filter
which can be found at J. Stone's
390 Broadway New York–
Dr. Nott
Birth: 1773-06-25 Death: 1866-01-25
has one– It seems you
have made too many speeches to
suit M the people at the South–
Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
has a position contradictive
of the silly story of the “Union”
about your partiality or preference
for the colored race–I suppose
our Irish have not heard it yet as
John has said nothing about it–
You have been gone three weeks
nearly when are you coming home–
Say to Mr Griswold
Birth: 1823-09-05 Death: 1886-06-01
that I am
obliged to him for his letter–
Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
and the young ladies
Unknown

left here Monday evening–
I wish you would not speak so often
Pray come home as soon as you
can get away from Mr Marcy
Birth: 1786-12-12 Death: 1857-07-04Certainty: Possible

Ever your own
Frances