Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 23, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 23, 1850
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-07-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 23, 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: cnk 

revision: tap 2019-02-04

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Tuesday July 22nd
My dear Henry,
I have your letter
of the 19th which contains the
note – I have directed it
and will send it this
evening – It pained me to
see with what an effort
Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
wrote his name – I
pray that the little eyesight
he has left may be spared
him – Lazette
Birth: 1824-12-25 Death: 1884-08-15Certainty: Probable
came out
last Saturday evening for
only one week – She is
well and talks much of
you – She brought with her
a number of articles from
Page 2

the State Register to read
to Grandpa though she
says she will not let her
folks
x Birth: 1796  Death: 1877  Birth: 1801  Death: 1868-09 
know she ever looks at
the paper – Serene
Birth: 1802
is here
also – she came to see us
last evening – She to stay,
one week – We shall
look for Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

tomorrow – We hear
no more of the Cholera
here – Mr
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
and Mrs
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12

Blatchford are to come
home to day – Mr R. M
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04

Blatchford was to go to
Niagara and meet his
family this week –
Page 3

The weather was so oppressively
warm last week that
I fear you must have
found it exceedingly uncom-
fortable at Washington –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
was much pleased
with her letter – She
talks much of you –
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was quite sick Sat-
urday – a chill & fever –
yesterday he had another chill
but no fever succeeded –
He is much engaged with
a company of boys training
he is General and has
a great fancy for appropriating
some of your military eq-
uipments which by the
way are getting tarnished
by age –
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I do not well see how Willie
is to attend school
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with
any benefit, when it begins
again – He cannot read
the printing of an atlas and
I am obliged to teach him
orally nearly the whole of his
studies – He reads a book
with large print easily, a
few pages at a time – but
as his eyes are now I do not
think it possible for him to
study – He is much more
punctual about his lessons
than formerly – With my present
family I find time to teach
him but cannot when the
family increases – They have
a vacation of six weeks from
the 4th of July – Serene calls
so good bye
your own
Frances —