Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 19, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 19, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-01-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 19, 1849

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: New York, NY

transcription: pxc 

revision: crb 2018-10-25

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My dear Henry,
I was very glad
yesterday to receive your letters
from New York – it seemed
a long time for you to
be gone without hearing from
you – I hope Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
will enjoy their
visit in the City – as I
think they do from Lazette's
letters – We are alone yet
I am very sorry on Grand-
pa’s
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
account that Catherine
Huson
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
does not conclude
to come – She writes me
that she is just going to
visit Mr. Huson’s
Birth: 1822 Death: 1861-10-14
family
x Birth: 1801-08-11  Death: 1881-09-17 Certainty: Possible Birth: 1794  Death: 1869-06-08 Certainty: Possible

Page 2

and then goes home – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

continues to read Grandpa
to sleep with a very
demure face – It will
not be possible to keep her
from learning to read – she
will say her lessons when
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and Eliza
Birth: 1833 Death: 1884-07-25Certainty: Possible
do –
She makes less progress in
writing and arithmetic but
insists upon joining in all
the recitations – I am
quite happy about these
days as I have another
letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
dated
the 9th of December – He
had received our letters
in relation to the application
for leave of absence but
not the Answer of Gen Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09

which had hardly had
Page 3

time to reach him – He concludes
that the leave was not granted
and thinks upon the whole
that its better so – The streams
are so swollen at this
season of the year that
it is hasardous to traverse
the country – still he
says he should have
made the attempt –
I am very thankful for
his continued health –
He says his present quarters
are very comfortable,that
it is pleasant to have
no more long marches
in prospect – I have also
a cheerful letter from Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

Our little folks
Unknown
are well
and happy – ever your own
Frances –
Page 4

The spectacles have arrived
but none of them make
Grandpa see – His eyes
I fear are past remedy
they have been injured
by abuse more than age
Will you pay for the
printing of my cards at
Garit’s or shall I send
the money to their
agent here? – Mr Alden
Birth: 1817-05-17 Death: 1901-07-06

Did you get your cards
and plate? –

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Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
FA Seward
Jan 19, 1849