Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 1, 1849

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 1, 1849
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-04-01

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 1, 1849

action: sent

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

location: New York, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: srr 

revision: crb 2016-05-26

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Astor House April 1st Sunday
My Dearest Frances
Your letter of Thursday was kindly sent down
to meet me, and gave me very much pleasure. I left Washington
on Friday evening, rested at Baltimore that night and came
through to New York yesterday. I ought to have waited in
Philadelphia to see Mr. Wilson
Birth: 1797 Death: 1879-03-22
, but I had appointed Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
to meet me here and also Mr. Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
and I
could not endure the idea of traveling the better part of
Sunday and wasting the whole of it. So I left a note for
him that I would go back if he could not meet me
here tomorrow or day after that.
I cannot tell what I am to do next. Wilson draws
me one way, Gibson
Unknown
another, and some cares fasten me here.
In the meantime the 25th of April approaches when I must
be in Charleston. I must stay here until tomorrow very certainly and
perhaps may not reach Albany before before Wednesday or Thursday. I should certainly
be at home before Sunday and that is all that I can say now.
I will join you as much sooner as is possible, and as far
as possible I will think of nobody but you and the children
x Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
.
I have telegraphed Mr Weed to come down tonight, and I have to
finish tomorrow what I have to do here.
Lazette went with me to Trinity Church today. But
she will tell you all about that, as well as the failure she has
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made in buying you a shawl. I should have got it in half an
hour, but it might not have had the right colors.
Your own Henry.
Mrs. Frances A Seward
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Henry April 1
1849