Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 3, 1853

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 3, 1853
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-06-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 3, 1853

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: New York, NY

transcription: rmg 

revision: crb 2019-02-26

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Page 1

Friday June 3d
My dear Henry,
I should have written
yesterday had I not
consumed all my
strength in attempting
to regulate the books
in the library which
four women
Unknown
were
engaged in cleaning –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
left us yesterday
morning having waited
in vain for his
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
– She thinks
she will come
Saturday –
Page 2

I am glad you have seen Madame
— Kossuth’s
Birth: 1809 Death: 1865
sister
Unknown

I hope you will
find time to call
upon Mrs. Webster
Birth: 1797-09-28 Death: 1882-02-26

I had a memorandum
for the shawl but
feared to trouble you –
It is to be large, plain,
black, silk, with fringe,
– square –
Dont trouble yourself
with it if inconvenint –
I think Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
would
prefer that the price
should not exceed
$10 or $12 —
Page 3

There are a number
of letters but none
of importance – Among
them an invitation
to a Bunker Hill
celebration at the
Tabernacle, N. Y. – the
17th of June – Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

address is 179 Water St –
I presume you have
seen him before this –
Fred writes me
that the Weeds
x Birth: 1827-10-10  Death: 1889-02-10  Birth: 1843-09-22  Death: 1855-10-28  Birth: 1819-02-06  Death: 1893-11-01 
had
gone to Rochester
Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
was to
join them leaving
him and Mrs Alden
Birth: 1823-07-05 Death: 1896-01-26

to keep house –
Page 4

Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
says isn’t
it very lonely without
Father? — Birds &
flowers continue
to abound – I hope
you will not be
long away – We
have had table
moving in perfection
by the young people —
It is equally undeniable
and unexplainable
but does not at all
impress me as super-
natural — your own
Frances –