Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1850
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-07-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1850

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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: csh 

revision: crb 2019-02-05

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Page 1

Sunday July 28t–
My dear Henry,
I have been intending to write
every day since Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
came, which
was Wednesday morning while we were
at breakfast – he stopped one day at
AlbanyMr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
came with him
on his way to Rochester to bring Harriet
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01

home – he did not stop here – Augustus
is well and has gained some of the
confidence he so much needed – We are
all very glad to have him with us –
It is his intention to sail in the Asia
the 7t of August from Boston – He saw
Mr Richard Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
here the day
after he returned – Mr Blatchford
and family
x Birth: 1836-05-25  Death: 1908-10-01  Birth: 1834-10-04  Death: 1922-06-24  Birth: 1823-10-29  Death: 1852-02-14  Birth: 1798-07-24  Death: 1857-12-23 
returned to New York
Friday – Thursday Serene
Birth: 1802
& Mrs Fosgate
Birth: 1817 Death: 1891-07-28

took tea with us – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
poured tea for
the children
x Birth: 1844  Death: 1894-05-17  Birth: 1842  Death: 1917  Birth: 1842-01  Death: 1930-01-01  Birth: 1841  Death: 1907-12  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 
at a table by herself –
Judgle Conkling
Birth: 1789-10-12 Death: 1874-02-05
and the young ladies
x Birth: 1819  Death: 1868-03-25  Birth: 1814-01-27  Death: 1890-07-29 

called – many enquiries were made about you
Page 2

Friday Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
& Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
took tea with
Mrs Fosgate – I was prevented accompanying
them by headache – Augustus spent the
evening there much to the satisfaction of
his Aunties – Yesterday Serene was called
unexpectedly home by the illness of her el-
dest son
Birth: 1838
– Did I or did I not say
to you a week or two ago that Dr Witherel
Birth: 1805 Death: 1873-10-08

was going abroad and wished you
to give him some letters – Lazette wrote
to me to this effect some weeks ago
but I fear I may have forgotten it –
Mr Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
wishes me to ask you
to have the goodness to return the note
which Mr Merryman
Birth: 1808-07-10 Death: 1877-04-22Certainty: Possible
sent to be
endorsed – I believe these are all the
matters of business – I have not read
Mr Clay's
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29
speech – it came last evening –
I do not like him as I used to do
his speeches are divested of much of their
former interest – I am sorry the compromise
is to pass – but anticipated a change
when our good President
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09
died –
Page 3

Miss Clarks
Birth: 1823-09-23 Death: 1904-04-20
letter is very beautiful –
Tell Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
I received Miss Bremer's
Birth: 1801-08-17 Death: 1865-12-31
rose
safely – I hear she has gone to some
watering place for a season –
I think Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
can easily be persuaded
to go and see her father
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
& brothers
x Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14  Birth: 1829-12-04  Death: 1867-10-25 

which is proper –
I am sorry Mr Collamer
Birth: 1791-01-08 Death: 1865-11-09
is willing
to accept "small favours" from the
Administration –
You say nothing about your health
so I hope you are better –
I would willingly be spared the journey
to Washington this Summer if I thought
the house and furniture in my absence
could be made suitable to leave – I
do not think it advisable to leave
Mary
Certainty: Possible
there as you suggested at one
time – There are many objections to this and
the house would not be any more safe
with an occupant of that kind –
Lazette sends love – your own
Frances –