Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 20, 1851

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 20, 1851
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-06-20

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 20, 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: nwh 

revision: tap 2019-02-26

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Page 1

Friday morning —
My dear Henry,
I will try the experiment
of writing sending a letter by a private a
private conveyance as those I
send by mail fail to reach you —
I was sealing a letter to you
when Mr Eldred
Birth: 1799-09-02 Death: 1871-04-30
left us Sunday–
He did not go until Monday
I wish I had sent my letter
by him — Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
& Mary
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905

came yesterday — I was preparing
for company to tea — The two
Dr Pitneys
x Birth: 1786-11-18  Death: 1853-04-20  Birth: 1793  Death: 1865-01-09 
and their wives
x Birth: 1797-12-04  Death: 1862-05-06  Birth: 1801  Death: 1860-08-06 

Mrs Betsy Pitney is a very
agreeable and entertaining visitor–
They leave for Chicago to day —
George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
grieved me by
leaving here and withdrawing
his little boy
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-31
very abruptly
Page 2

yesterday, apparently in very
ill humour — Poor George—
I should be in no way surprised
if his infirm temper resulted
in insanity — he evidently grows
morose & irritable – We are
quite uncertain whether he has gone
back to Florida or to Detroit
He determined at one time to go
to Detroit and leave Johnny
here — I do not wish Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

to go to Detroit or any part
of Michigan — You see things
as much brighter than
they are in C reality as I
see them more sombre — Let
our boy who is very judicious
decide for himself — he will
be respectable any where —
My heart is sore with this
separation from my children
My head aches from the
Page 3

pressure of various occupations
You are kind to write so
often
Your own
Frances —