Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 1, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 1, 1850
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-06-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 1, 1850

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: Washington D.C., US

transcription: aca 

revision: crb 2019-02-01

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Saturday June 1st
My dear Henry,
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
and Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

were all ready to set out for Washing-
ton Wednesday morning, when
your letter came saying there
would be a recess and that you
should come home — Wednesday
a Telegraph message was sent
to you to enquire whether Augus-
tus should meet you at Goshen
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No answer having come we
suppose it did not reach you —
Since then they have waited every
day expecting to hear some thing
to determine their course —
nothing comes so far and
we are as yet in uncertainty
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about the adjournment —Should
we hear any thing positive
they will set out Monday
morning unless a letter from
you in the mean time shall
counsel otherwise — Augustus
is impatient for action of
some kind — He went to Can-
andaigua
Tuesday for his
cousin Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
who is here
for a week — Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

went to Syracuse yesterday
in pursuit of a pony —
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well and happy with
her kittens — I get along
slowly with house cleaning
the weather is much of the
time cold and unpleasant —
The tulips are now in their
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glory I wish you could
see them — there are many
new and beautiful varieties.
George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
does not
get along yet — Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

came home Wednesday
evening — I write but
a note as I hope you
may be on the way home —
I have read Mr Websters
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24

letter but saw nothing new
in it or more conclusive
than his previous arguments
on the same subjects —
Mrs Milton Sherwood
Birth: 1796-03-24 Death: 1852-11-14
was here
yesterday — She says Mr S
Birth: 1793-09-16 Death: 1871-04-16

has given up Mr Clay
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29
and
her extreme admiration is
all gone — Ethan Worden
Birth: 1803-10-21 Death: 1861-03-22

expressed great sorrow for Mr
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Clay's course — I tell them all
that no one can be more
disappointed than I have been —
We have had some excellent
articles in the E. Journal
within a few days dont
you think so? — I am
getting very much in arrears
with my visits and am
rather in favor of Willie's
having a pony for the accom-
modation of both f of us —
Grandpa's
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
old horse only
suffices for his own use
and is lame part of the time —
Fanny sends a kiss — She says
I must tell him that her face
is swollen a little but not to
keep her in the house —
Your own
Frances