Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 3, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 3, 1850
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-08-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 3, 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: jaa 

revision: crb 2019-02-05

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Saturday Aug 3rd
My dear Henry,
I have been hoping
you might come home
but your last letter gives
no encouragement– I hope
you will keep well this
warm weather– Affairs
at Washington seem to us
in a confused state– our
telegraph reports are some-
what imperfect but we
gather that the compromise
bill was virtually lost
which is cause of rejoi-
cing for the Whigs–
Did Greely
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
ever determine
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whether he was in favour of
or against the bill –
I am impatient to know
whether the California bill
will pass the Senate –
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
went home Thursday
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
accompanied her
I went at the same time
as far as Geneva with
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
to see the De
Zeng family
x Birth: 1793-03-16  Death: 1882-08-15  Birth: 1793-10-01  Death: 1878-04-16 
– Caroline
is very pretty and pleasing
in her manners– my con-
versation was chiefly with
the father & mother –
Him you know– Mrs De Zeng
is a wellbred & rather
pleasing person– I was
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there but 1/2 an hour as we
returned in the next train
or rather I returned leaving
Clarence there– Augustus
came home yesterday– Clarence
remains until tomorrow–
I am glad you approve
of Clarence’s intended tour
Lazette says Dr. Witherell
Birth: 1823 Death: 1866-10-30

sails for Havre– ask Henry
if he can give him any
letters to Paris– He goes
soon I believe but not as
soon as our boys–
Lucretia Mott
Birth: 1793-01-03 Death: 1880-11-11
spent Wednesday
evening with us– She spoke
often and very kindly of you–
Mr Pratt
Birth: 1804-02-18 Death: 1869-11-09
seems at pres[ ent ]
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under the bar of all your
friends–
Page 4

The letters from Sir Henry Bulwer
Birth: 1801-02-13 Death: 1872-05-23

came safely– The Courier
you mention does not come yet
I hear that George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
and
Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
Seward are both
in Florida again
I am glad for the
lesser children
x Birth: 1844-11-20  Death: 1917-01-31  Birth: 1840-11-08  Death: 1910-11-28  Birth: 1838-04-16  Death: 1916-02-22  Birth: 1835-01-09  Death: 1926 

Augustus & Clarence leave
here Sunday night at 11
oclock– fearing to trust
to the one train of Teusday
from Albany to Boston which
would be their only dependence
if they waited until Monday –
The Asia sails Wednesday –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
& Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
& well–
Love to Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
& Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
if she
continues with you–
your own
Frances–

[right Margin] The notice came
in an envelope from
Westfield