Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 8, 1851

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 8, 1851
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-06-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 8, 1851

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: mlb 

revision: crb 2019-02-08

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Sunday June 8th
My dear Henry,
I have your second letter this
morning— it is a rainy Sunday—none of our
small circle have been to Church—Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

left us Wednesday night for New York
I am very, very lonely without him and
feel that my cares are very much increased
by his departure but his health was
suffering here and I do not doubt
that it was better for him to leave us—
I have heard nothing from him yet—
George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
came yesterday bringing little
Johny
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-31
with him—Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
preferred going
to New Jersey at this time and coming
here after that visit was completed—
George stopped at Troy to see Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28

found her well and tolerably contented—
You do not say any thing about the time of
your return—I am afraid you will have
a long trial—as well as one of exceeding
difficulty—What you tell me of this con-
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spiracy places the defendants in a very different
light— I am glad you are there as you
will I trust be able to discover the truth
and perhaps to shield the innocent—though
I confess I am somewhat discouraged by having
read the account to Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
recently of the
trials at the time of the persecution at Salem
for Witchcraft— Why is it that the bench
are never on the side of justice and humanity!
I have a letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
to day written
at Lousville Ky. the 3d— he was to go from there
to the mouth of the Arkansas— then to Ft
Gibson
Mrs Compston
Birth: 1800 Death: 1851-06-04
died Wednesday
morning— was buried Friday afternoon—I have
been with Mrs Horner
Birth: 1780 Death: 1856-12-09
as much as possible
and performed for her child some of the
sad offices she did for mine
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
15 years ago—
James Horner
Birth: 1804 Death: 1874-06-12
could not attend the funeral—Mr
Unknown

& Mrs Barton
Unknown
and their daughter
Unknown
were here—
Maryann’s four sons
x Birth: 1823  Death:   Birth: 1833  Death:   Birth: 1826  Death: 1897-03-28  Birth: 1823  Death: 1863 
were there (David came
after his mother’s death)—There are a number
of letters here for you shall they be forwarded?
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
sends love — she is not very well—
George has been reading to Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
nearly the
whole day— Willie & Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
are well–
Your own Frances—