Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 9, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 9, 1850
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-06-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 9, 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: mlb 

revision: crb 2019-02-01

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Page 1

Sunday June 9th
My dear Henry,
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
goes to you tomorrow
he is not quite well but thinks
he is well enough to go —
I have your Thursday morning
letter do day – I supposed
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
reached Washington
that evening — We have had
warm weather this week—
My housecleaning makes
slow progress, as I have
no cook housekeeping is
rather more laborious than
is agreeable — I read nothing
but newspapers and less of
them than I would like
I will send for the Whig
Revision—
Page 2

I went with the younger
children
x Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29 
to Church this
morning— Mr Eldred
Birth: 1799-09-02 Death: 1871-04-30Certainty: Probable

stayed with Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
– I
do not know how we are
to get along when Fred's
gone for a reader – If I
had lungs sufficiently strong
I have not the time
or eyes — It is a sad thing
to be old without occupation
and without sight—
Frances Worden
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
went home
Thursday — Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
acc–
ompanied her as far as Geneva
Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
has gone to
New York— Mrs Blatchford
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12

has a Miss Banks
Unknown
from
Boston with her —
Page 3

Have the Bulwers
x Birth: 1817  Death: 1878  Birth: 1801-02-13  Death: 1872-05-23 
gone to
Staten Island? – I wish
you would find time
to drive to the Navy yard –
Fanny says she wishes father
would write her a letter
and send her a little
rose — She has kept the
one you sent in her hand
much of the time since —
They must be very pretty —
Our Lilac's are just in
flower and the red
pieony’s are coming out —
I have the green house plants
from Cutting's
Unknown
and John set
out the Verbena's yesterday —
Our place was never prettier
the grass in the court yard
is greatly improved —
Page 4

I suppose the old steps must
last until you come home
they are unsightly enough
and rather unsafe —
I am anxious to learn what
you advise Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
– let
it be any thing rather than
a return to the Army —
Is there any prospect of
your coming North before
the final adjournment
of the Senate – You will
lose all the flowers —
Your own
Frances –