Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 27, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 27, 1852
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-01-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 27, 1852

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Goshen, NY

transcription: nwh 

revision: rpv 2019-02-22

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Tuesday Jan 27th
My dear Henry,
I have consulted Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

in relation to Fred's
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
letter — he says
the article should be suppressed by all
means — What ails Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
? I have
heard it intimated that wealth was
changing him to an aristocrat — this is
more conformation than I have seen
elsewhere — The Tribune this morning says
Batthyana
Birth: 1807-02-14 Death: 1849-10-06
is offered a pardon and his
estates, which were confiscated if he will
misrepresent Kossuth
Birth: 1802-09-19 Death: 1894-03-20
— he will earn
the wages — I have not heard a
word from him ^you^ since you left
Baltimore — I enclose a slip of
proceedings in the Senate yesterday
which may possibly escape you —
Your letters & papers increase it takes
all my time to attend to them
I mean all the time not given to the
Page 2

lessons of the children
x Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29 
– The French progresses
nicely — I am exceedingly pained by
by a telegraph communication to you from
Mr W. A. Searing
Unknown
containing the intelligence
of Dr Doane's
Birth: 1808-04-02 Death: 1852-01-27
death — he died this morning
at 6 oclock — I go immediately to seek
Miss Gordon
Birth: 1820-10-10 Death: 1899-03-16

9 oclock — I found Miss Gordon quite
unprepared for the sad news — she received
me with smiles — I enquired when she had
heard from her friends and whether she
knew of the Dr's illness — She said he was
not very well the last letter she had —
I said he has been very sick — but he
is better said she – no – said I — then for
the first the truth flashed across her
mind – "Sidney cannot be dead" My
face told the story — I left her in deep
grief — "What can Mary ann
Birth: 1806-03-31 Death: 1887-06-28
do without
him" — she repeated again & again — "and
his Mother
Birth: 1785 Death: 1867-11-18
, he was her idol" — She says
her infirm health will not allow her to
go North even should they send for her
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Her mother
 Death: 1852-09-23
& sister
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Either Wealthy Jane Bogert
Birth: 1818 Death: 1896-06-28
or Louisa Gordon
Birth: 1803-11-17 Death: 1870-07-25
are with Mrs Doane
and the Dr's Mother also are there — She
you know lives in Boston — I think I
have never seen a person more dependent
than Mrs Doane – She is a perfect child —
Miss Gordon fears with reason that her
mind will be unsettled, from the cir-
cumstance of there having been indications
of mental alteration when she lost her

Unknown — Love to our Cousins —
Your own Frances –