Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 15, 1851

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 15, 1851
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-06-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 15, 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: bpt 

revision: tap 2019-02-26

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Page 1

Sunday morning –
My dear Henry
I wish you were here
this fine bright Sunday morning to go
to church with us – I sent a
letter by Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
but as he was
to stop by the way you may
get this first – Polydore & Mary
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905

left here for Chicago Friday
Morning – Yesterday Mr
Birth: 1807-10-01 Death: 1863-12-10
& Mrs
Birth: 1809

Gurnee with a son of Mr
Youngs
Birth: 1802-08-08 Death: 1876-03-26
came to make us a visit
I have not been very well this
past week – I miss Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
more
than I should like he should
know s – I hope he will continue
well – The weather is cool but
pleasant – our garden is very
beautiful – It grieves me that
Page 2

you and Fred lose the roses-
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
went with Mr &
Mrs Gurnee to hear spiritual
communication – they came
home much disgusted with
the incapable medium a girl
from the county of 16 or 17 –
Mrs Hibband
Unknown
is partially
deranged but honest – She
continues subject to convulsive
spasms –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and I have been to Church
alone – We found Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

and Carrie
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
there – I am
now sitting with Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

reading whenever he wakes
from his sleep to require
it – he is not very well
to day – Gurnee and Adeline
have gone to Aunt Clara’s
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Page 3

Jane Perry
Birth: 1810 Death: 1877-01-07
has set out
for California with her
children – Mr Perry
Birth: 1807 Death: 1875
, Mrs
Bronson
Birth: 1810 Death: 1888-03-16
, Mrs Dill
Birth: 1809-01-19 Death: 1886-04-24Certainty: Probable
, & Eliza
Horner
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31
went with her
to New York – Prayers were
offered in Church to day
for a safe voyage –
I have sent on your letters
and directed the papers
to be sent to you except
the Journal, Tribune & Post –
I would have retained the
Herald for Pa but thought
you might want it –
Fanny is well though pale &
thin – Willie’s WSJ
face is
swollen with tooth ache –
Lazette is in bed with head ache.
Your own
Frances –
Page 4

If possible send us a barrel
of hams we can get none
here good or bad -

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Philip

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