Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 1, 1851

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 1, 1851
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-04-01

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 1, 1851

action: sent

sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Florida, NY

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: pag 

revision: tap 2019-02-12

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Florida, April 1st 1851
My Dear Sister
I wish to write you upon a
matter which though I have no authority
to speak yet I feel that it is proper
Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
has been writing letters to
many of her acquaintances of her age in
this place relative to her views and experience
at the school at Georgetown and on the
Catholic religion, these views and sentiments
seem to be as changeable, almost as much
so as the number of her letters, differing
in their tone and sentiments.
A Young Lady
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
of this place lately received
a letter from her stating if I am correctly
informed that she had become a Catholic
in sentiment and that she had been twice
to the Confessional and the mode of the con-
fession particularly at the first time.
Another letter states that though she
was determined to lead a better life she
was not going to unite with any church
or denomination,
Of such contradictory staple is her
letters made off, it is very unpleasant
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for me to hear rumours of the kind
but this is the least disagreeable part
of it, It shows a [ vascillating ]
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Alternate Text: vacillating
mind the
want of early moral culture.
I have thought it proper to write
you that you may be aware of it and
without wishing in the least to interfere
in matters over which I have no control
and no responsibility, yet the interest
which I feel I ought to be permitted to
feel in her behalf will I hope be a suf-
ficient apology
We were expecting a call from you on
your way to Auburn but I suppose that
you found it more necessary to go home
The term of the boys
x Birth: 1840-11-08  Death: 1910-11-28  Birth: 1838-04-16  Death: 1916-02-22  Birth: 1835-01-09  Death: 1926 
school will close
this week and if the weather is pleasant
next they will go down to see their
Grand Parents
x Birth: 1780-06-01  Death: 1866-02-25  Birth: 1783-10-25  Death: 1865-04-15 
whom they have not visited
in a year,
There does not seem to be much
new here, Mary
Birth: 1830
goes to housekeeping
in a few weeks, I expect Mrs Yeowell
Birth: 1815Certainty: Probable

to keep house for me for a while,
Very affectionately,
Geo. W. Seward
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Johnny
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-31
sends his love to his cousin Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

by kissing the letter
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
George Seward
April 1st
1851