Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 23, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 23, 1852
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-05-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 23, 1852

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 2019-02-18

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Auburn, May 23d – Sunday –
My dear Henry,
There were so many things that I left
unsaid yesterday that I write again to day –
After I sent for Jones
Unknown
, I heard that Pomeroy
Birth: 1808-03-08 Death: 1867-09-18Certainty: Probable
or rather
Vantyle
Birth: 1812 Death: 1876
was engaged in making the porch
that the stone was on the way from Oswego
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What next? – Jones I have not seen –
I hear some unfavorable rumors of the McGranville
Unknown

school but have written to the secretary
Unknown
to enquire
about the terms – in the mean time Johnny
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-31

is with us and seems in high favor with
the boys of the town – I do not think our Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

has any thoughts at all on the subject of color –
Certainly none detrimental to John
Unknown
.
Mr. Eldred
Birth: 1799-09-02 Death: 1871-04-30
came to see us yesterday – he
has an affection of the Liver and looks ill –
The citizens are vary very desirous that
you should meet Kossuth
Birth: 1802-09-19 Death: 1894-03-20
here –
Since I left Washington I have learned that
Mary
Unknown
did not intend to go with us another
winter – will you ascertain if this is her
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determination – if it is I would suggest
that you pay towards the liberation of
the woman protégé
Unknown
of Mrs Gale
Unknown
sufficient
to entitle you to her services for a time –
She is said to be an excellent cook and they
are difficult to find – The last time I
saw Mrs Gale she hoped the whole sum
would be made up this summer. She
lives at the corner of E & 5th streets –
I has subscribed $10 –
There are many applications for the purchase of lots
from the land left by Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
– We do not
wish any more sold from the Burton farm –
all our friends advise us to keep it, as it
is constantly rising in value – Will you
direct that it all remain as it is until
you come home – I believe I express the wish
of all the heirs
x Birth: 1797-03-06  Death: 1856-02-16  Birth: 1826  Death: 1909-08-24  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03  Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21 
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
sends love
she goes home tomorrow – returns to meet
Kossuth the latter part of the week –
Your own –
Frances
About the Frankenstein
Birth: 1817-12-19 Death: 1881-04-16
picture I cannot advise it
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seems to me the charge is so extortionate
that no person of moral rectitude could
have made it – Your unfailing charity
will make you perhaps more lenient in your
judgement – I do not doubt but you will
do what is right – Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
wrote
to me the day he left Washington – said
he was going then to Norfolk, but would
write again where I should direct my letters –