Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, June 7, 1849

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, June 7, 1849
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Date:1849-06-07

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, June 7, 1849

action: sent

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

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: msr 

revision: crb 2016-06-29

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Albany Thursday morning
My Dear Frances
My lingering at Troy yesterday morning, the
tedious examination of witnesses during the day, the studying of a
new Patent cause at night, and the inevitable consultation
and supper with Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
& Benedict
Birth: 1785-11-07 Death: 1862-07-15
prevented my writing
a word to you. There is a brief interval before labor this
morning, I avail myself of it to say that I trust that
the public measure adopted to prevent the ravages of
Cholera ought not to alarm you. Because approbation is truly
the greatest of predicting causes of Cholera, and secondly
that it is conclusively shown that Cholera only comes in the
place of other diseases while the aggregate mentality
in the state is much diminished
Col Webb
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
is very deeply mortified and not a little
exasperated as I learn. He attributes his rejection to
Mr Fillmores
Birth: 1800-01-07 Death: 1874-03-08
hostility and revenge against him- Alas! For the
Vice President. He has now to bear responsibilities that
were never set down in his bond.
The Politicians begin to see signs of a renewal of the
Loco Foco party under a new review of its factions with
Col Benton
Birth: 1782-03-14 Death: 1858-04-10
at its head as the candidate for the
Presidency in 1852 on the principle of Opposition to slavery.
Page 2

Strange things have happened there the result of these things in the
election of Col Benton would be. Whatever may happen I
foresee in it my vindication
To defend; to justify; to support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objection • To assert; to defend with success; to maintain • To defend with arms • To avenge; to punish •
before the Public for the policy
I had presented on the slavery question.
I had a very nice visit at Mrs Winslows
Birth: 1813-08-20 Death: 1861-12-09
.
She is making a garden of terraces about as indefinite
in her annexations as the territory of the United States.
Mr
Birth: 1801-01-20 Death: 1851
and Mrs Julius Rhoades
Birth: 1810 Death: 1891-03-31
and their family have left
their home empty and are boarding at Cayuga Hall. He is
fast becoming a sot. Samuel Stevens
Birth: 1794-09-01 Death: 1854-09-11
is amiable
Worthy of love; deserving of affection; lovely; loveable • Pretending or showing love •
towards
me, but he is becoming a drunkard also-
The Governor
Birth: 1808-08-03 Death: 1893-09-07
and Mrs Fish
Birth: 1816-12-17 Death: 1887-06-30
have gone to New York.
I shall go home on Saturday to return on Sunday evg or
Monday- Affectionately your own Henry
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
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