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

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 8, 1851
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-09-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 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: pxc 

revision: crb 2019-02-14

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Monday 8th Sep –
My dear Henry,
One week passes away
and another cometh without
bringing you any nearer home.
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
went to Rochester last
Tuesday and was admitted –
When I spoke of his going to
Albany I referred to his
going to help in the Journal
office not to practice law –
I kept your letters thinking
you would be home Saturday
Fred sent on some of them
this morning – Our city
has been thronged to day
with visitors to Barnum’s
Birth: 1810-07-05 Death: 1891-04-07
museum
I have not seen so great
a gathering since the mass
Page 2

meeting for Gen Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09

Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
went with Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
which
I should not have allowed
her to do had I had any
conception of the crowd –
It is reported that two or three
children
Unknown
were suffocated –
the morning was very warm –
Tomorrow I expect George
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
&
Frances Grier
Birth: 1801-01-16 Death: 1860-02-07
they will
be greatly disappointed to hear
you are not at home –
George will go to Syracuse
and return here I suppose
Mary Grier
Birth: 1839-09-05 Death: 1930-06-04
comes with
them – I hear nothing
further from Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28

I have been expecting her
some days –
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The gay portion of the
society here are amu-
sing themselves with
masquerades – I am told
that Mrs Clarence Seward
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09

gives one to night – There
has been two at Blatchfords
x Birth: 1817-08-27  Death: 1901-06-12  Birth: 1820-03-09  Death: 1893-07-07 

& a fancy Ball at Mr
Barbers
x Birth: 1814  Death: 1897 Certainty: Possible Birth: 1800  Death: 1880-05 Certainty: Possible
– Is not this
a great city? – Walter
Cary
Birth: 1818-12-21 Death: 1880-11-01
was here last week
he says Mrs Love
Birth: 1799-03-15 Death: 1864-09-29
has
become a monomaniac on
the subject of the Spirits
she fancies herself a medium.
George Andrews
Birth: 1808-09-21 Death: 1873-12-02
called a
few moments the day after
you left – Love to
Mrs Miller
Unknown
Your own
Frances –
Page 4

Unknown
F.A. Seward
1851