Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 14, 1851

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 14, 1851
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-03-14

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 14, 1851

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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: Philadelphia, PA

transcription: pag 

revision: tap 2019-02-12

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Editorial Note

This letter was dated based on the context of surrounding letters. Date changed from October 14, 1849
Auburn, Friday 14th
My dear Henry,
We reached home
yesterday at 4 o’clock safely.
Squirrel and all Poor
little Dick
 Death: 1860Certainty: Probable
is the only
one sick of the party
who came – I found many
presentiments about Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

realized – he was sick
in bed where he has been
the whole of the week
threatened with a brain
fever – the same oppressive
pain in the head, dizziness
and pain from light that
marked the former attack –
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He was very glad to see us
and Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
felt
relieved from great responsibility
which she has sustained
with her accustomed self
sacrificing spirit –
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
is now utterly
dependent on others every
day – he is as unwilling
to be left alone as a
child – he is nearly Blind
and lonely in his darkness –
it is very, very sad –
We stopped in New York
Wednesday and were joined
there by Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04

I found not a moment
to make any visits Met
at Beck’s. Mrs Webb
Birth: 1826-01-02 Death: 1890-01-16
and
the young ladies
x Birth: 1830-12-14  Death: 1918-12-04  Birth: 1827-11-30  Death: 1896-10-03 
going to see
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me – I told them if I found
one leisure moment I
would go to see them by
but no such moment came.
I was very glad that I hastened
home as I did – Fred is much
better today – he will not
liven unless he spends a
portion of his time in outdoor
exercise - About this and many
other things I want to talk
to you - with Fred’s assistance
I found no difficulty in reading
your French letter – Did not
Prof. Meire
Birth: 1794
help you write it?
Presentes lui mes complements –
Your check was not honored
at the Astor House – Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

drew his pay and defrayed
our expenses therewith –
A bill of $11 which I
sent to the office before
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I was aware that the money
had been refused nay payed –
Will you call at Fishers
331 Broadway and get three
cameo pins which Augustus
left there to be set (two of
them) the setting will cost
about $14 – please pay the same –
Tell Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
I saw her Mother
Unknown

and left the shawl which
cost $6 1/2 - the first price
$8 – Aunt Clara leaves
today – Mr. McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
being
very impatient to get in his
own house – Lazette remains
until Monday – I have
so much doubt of this
letter reaching you that I do
not write fully –
your own
Frances —