Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 4, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 4, 1850
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-12-04

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 4, 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: smc 

revision: tap 2019-02-05

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Page 1

Thursday morning
My dear Henry,
I received your
Sunday letter yesterday –
I wrote upon the paper
which I showed Miss
Bennet
Unknown
& put in the
box with the silver that
Mr Brenton
Unknown
had the
keys of the sideboard –
Mr Wilder
Birth: 1822 Death: 1855-04-29
came over
last evening and spent
the night with us –
I am very sorry Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
does not
come to our house
Page 2

we shall all miss him
and I fear you will be
very lonely – Saving
the cold weather we get
on very well here – Mr
Eldred
Unknown
has found a good
man to purchase the cow –
Mr Fowler
Unknown
has paid
the $35 and taken her
home – Barton's
Birth: 1821-12-03 Death: 1905-12-24
children
x Birth: 1847-11-15  Death: 1850  Birth: 1845  Death:  

are to take Trip for the
Winter – one of the kittens
Unknown

has sought a new home –
I am preparing to come as
soon as the middle of this
month if Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is ready
I do not hear from him on
that subject yet – Mr
Ayrault
Birth: 1822 Death: 1882-10-19Certainty: Probable
was here last night
he intimated that he came
Page 3

to ask a donation for the
increase of the Bishop's
Birth: 1797-10-08 Death: 1865-04-05
salary
but did not say so directly
saying he should call again
What shall I tell him?–
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
writes to Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
that
she had better not return at
present– I am trying
to persuade her to come go
to Washington with me –
she thinks it better to
go by & by – Mrs
Horner
Unknown
has just heard
of the death of her daughter
Mrs Barton
Unknown
– she died
suddenly of apoplexy I
should think– Eliza
Unknown

has gone on to Buffalo
Page 4

Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
says I must tell
Father that next Tuesday
is her birth day–
I am preparing Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
for
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Reason: 
hool & waiting for snow
to go and see Mrs Brown
Unknown

I hope Maria
Unknown
& the new
waiter
Unknown
have come–
Your own Frances–