Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 4, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 4, 1852
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Date:1852-06-04

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 4, 1852

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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: Unknown
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transcription: axa 

revision: crb 2019-02-19

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Friday June 4th
My dear Henry,
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
left me yesterday morning —
I am alone again with the children
x Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 

Willie returned from Mc Grawville yesterday
leaving Johnny
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-31
at the primary school
which is in connexion with the College —
I have not yet received an answer to my
enquiries about the terms but think the
expense including board & tuition will
not exceed $25 a quarter — which is
as reasonable as can be expected — I
will send the letter to John to day —
You misdirected a letter to H. Greely
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29

to me — I have sent it to him but have
none in exchange — I see by the papers
that he is still absent from N. York
I am watching the proceedings of the Democratic
Convention with much interest — I should
hope they would assume the platform they
propose, were I not fearful that it would
induce the Whigs to do something equally
absurd — That is the Democratic platform
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although our friend Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11

doubts it. It is honest in them to acknowled[ g ]
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it — It would be dishonest in the Whigs
to pretend it was thiers — A good honest
Whig said to me the other day — “If we are
sure of electing Gen Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
, why can we not have
a candidate about whose Anti Slavery principles
we have no doubt” — Anti Slavery is the
moving principle here — it is a refreshing
change from the atmosphere of Washington
Did you see our Newspaper account of Kossuth’s
Birth: 1802-09-19 Death: 1894-03-20

reception — He commenced his reply to the
Mayor
Birth: 1804-05-24 Death: 1878-10-13
with a beautiful allusion to you,
and concluded his speech at the Church
by a quotation from your intervention speech
which was loudly applauded — I am
pleased to see that Meagher
Birth: 1823-08-23 Death: 1867-07-01
is above the
influence of his religion & the petty spite of
his nation generally — Can he be a protestant? —
I hope not as the explanation would then be
apparent — I believe I ought not to have written
that — I merely meant I hoped there were
Catholics not devoid of Christian charity —
If Mr Sumner has returned the “Westminster” please
send it to me
Your own
Frances –
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I was called upon to day for the payment
of the road tax — I referred them
to you — Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
says the charge is not
unreasonable — he thinks I asked him to
employ them — he misunderstood me or I
misunderstood him — I suppose it is better to
pay it — Shall I send to Detroit or
Albany for hams? —