Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 31, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 31, 1850
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-07-31

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 31, 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: csh 

revision: crb 2019-02-05

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Page 1

Wednesday July 31–
My dear Henry,
I wondered what
had become of Mr Hall
Birth: 1820-05-09 Death: 1882-11-03

when I saw your vote
standing alone – I suppose
there are few men who
bear such tests well
but I must admit that
he disappointed me – And
where was Truman Smith
Birth: 1791-11-27 Death: 1884-05-03

I thought a plan which
which had the approval
of Gen Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09
would
not fail to meet his
approbation – I see there is
no calculation to be made
upon the action of politicians –
save one –
Page 2

The engraving came this
morning – We think
it a lot good likeness
I cannot say a pleasing
one as it has not your
kindest expression –
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
wants one sent
to her – I advise that
it be kept for her
and brought home in a
trunk – this is marred
by breaking the paper
It is the best except
our Inman
Birth: 1801-10-28 Death: 1846-01-17
, that has
been made –
You will be surprised at
Clarence's
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
sudden determination
to go to Europe – So long
as there was any uncertainty
about his losing or rather
keeping his place in the office
Page 3

I did not encourage it
but he says that is all
arranged between himself & Mr
Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
[ satisfaitorily ]
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Alternate Text: satisfactorily
, to him –
I am glad to have him accompany
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
– I was unwilling to have
him go alone – They leave here
Monday noon for Boston
the Asia in which Augustus
has engaged his passage sails
Wednesday the 7th – Clarence
calculates I think rather too
confidently upon having his
passports and remittances
meet him there – I hope
he may not be disappointed –
Lazette goes home tomorrow
I shall be very lonely
when they are all gone –
I have written this morning
in accordance with Grandpa's
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

Page 4

wishes for Catherine Heuson
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898

to come and make us
a visit – I hear nothing
more of George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07

two letters await him
here – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was
on the couch all day
yesterday with a lame foot
which was so much in-
flamed that it quite
alarmed me – he is up
and about again to day –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has just gone with
her Aunty to Aunt Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
& Mrs Mott
Birth: 1793-01-03 Death: 1880-11-11

take tea with us to day
Love to Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

your own
Frances –