Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, November, 1851

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

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, November, 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: pag 

revision: crb 2019-02-15

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My dear Henry,
I suppose you are
at Washington before this time.
We are very lonely without you.
Were I not preparing to leave I
should feel as though I had
nothing to do– Grandpa’s
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

going away leaves a great
void – Not hearing
any thing special from
home, Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has concluded
to remain here until Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

goes to school then to stay
with Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
awhile, and
then to come to Washington
She will be very lonely
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here when we are all gone –
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
enquired in her
last letter what her Mother’s
arrangements were for the
Winter?_____! I have just
answered letters of condolence
from Judge Conkling
Birth: 1789-10-12 Death: 1874-02-05
and
Mrs C Hills
Unknown
– Fanny
and I went to Church Thanks-
giving day
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Editorial Note

Thanksgiving Day was Thursday, November 27 in 1851
and heard the
Bishop
Birth: 1797-10-08 Death: 1865-04-05
– Aunty went to
hear Mr Mellen
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
– Fanny
was quite ill Saturday night
so we none of us went to
Church Sunday – we read
stories for the children many
of them those which Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

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had selected for the Saturday's
Journal and which were
calculated to make us all better–
Yesterday, Lieutenant Hunt
Birth: 1819-09-14 Death: 1889-02-11
, whom
you may recollect as a classmate
of Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
, came to see us
to make enquiry about Augustus –
He has been stationed at Sacketts
Harbour
ever since he returned
from Mexico – is modest &
A agreeable – I could not
persuade him to stay longer
than an hour as he was travelling
with friends – I have had
fastenings put upon the windows
and doors – I think I shall be
able to leave as early as the 15
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or 16th but this will depend
somewhat upon the dressmaker.
I want very much to know
how you get along – is Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
in Washington
Tell him we send love –
Our man Brown
Unknown
does not
give any answer about the
cow yet – I believe I had
better be looking for some
other purchaser – The weather
seems very cold though
the Thermometer is not below
20 – Lazette sends love
Your own –
Frances