Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 29, 1848

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 29, 1848
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-10-29

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, October 29, 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
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transcription: tap 

revision: crb 2018-07-18

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Sunday Oct 29th
My dear Henry,
I have this moment
received your first letter and
it now occurs to me that I ought
to have written to you before –
But I have been so occupied that
I had have had little time
for thought and merely determin–
ed in my own mind to
write as soon as I heard from
you – I thought of you
many times the day you
left and was much afraid
you would go upon the lake
the same night when the
wind blew so hard – Mr
Mc Gregor
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remained here until
after dinner I found him
Page 2

very agreeable and did little
but talk until he left – He
is to send some one to build
the furnace within two weeks
from the time he was here –
We heard nothing from the
Maury
x Birth: 1801-11-01  Death: 1849-09-21  Birth: 1799-02-05  Death: 1849-10-15 
cause that day until
a short time before Mr Mc Gregor
left, a telegraph message
from Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
said
that Judge Nelson
Birth: 1792-11-10 Death: 1873-12-13
was ill
and would not charge the
Jury until the next day
We heard nothing more until
Thursday when the Knickerbocker
told us that the jury did
not agree – I send you
a slip from the same paper
which came this morning which
is all that I have learned further
on the subject – Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04

has neither returned or written
Page 3

Mr Dennis
Birth: 1806 Death: 1866-05-31
says he has gone
to New York and perhaps to Boston
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
came home last evening
much pleased with his visit
and bringing a half bushel
of hickory nuts – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
seems
to have fallen very readily
into the political spirit of the
times – He attends meetings
every night of the Rough &
Ready Club – has spoken two
or three times – last night
he went to Sennett– did
not return until late at
night – I shall be glad when
the election is over and all men
can return to their wanted
occupations – When the women
commence voting I suppose
there will be yet more
confusion – I have spent
every pleasant day almost
entirely in the garden indeed
Page 4

many that were not pleasant – We
have planted a large amount of new
shrubbery which will not be very
conspicuous for some time to come
I have kept both John and Dennis
Birth: 1827

very constantly employed – fearing
each day that snow might come
the next – Our house progresses
at a snails pace – the doors are
being hung whaich will occupy
yet another week – The painters
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have had but two days for
the outside – I am grateful
to hear so good an account of
our dear boy
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
– Since I have
learned that he will be entitled
to a furlough at the end of
two years I have had little ex-
pectation that he would come
this Winter – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well
busily engaged singing Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

to sleep – she and Willie were
mutually rejoiced to meet again –
ever your own
Frances