Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 11, 1853

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 11, 1853
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-08-11

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 11, 1853

action: sent

sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: les 

revision: crb 2019-02-28

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Florida Aug 11th 1853
My Dear Sister
Such are the state of
Julias
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895
eyes that she has not written
but small parts of letters for several
months and is my apology for answer
ing yours but as we think very much
alike on its subject you will receive
her views and feelings as well as my
own. She thanks you for writing and
relieving our worries we could not re-
concile the circumstances so far as
we could leave there with our views
of Caroline's
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
duty towards you and her
friends we were indeed much sur-
prised to read the marriage an-
nounced in the public prints with
out any intimations of its approval
from any source.
If she felt disposed to marry
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
we might only
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have interposed their disparity of ages
as an objection, but we do feel that
such has been their relations toward
you that the ceremony should have
taken place in your house
There cannot be we believe any excuse
for the want of respect and confidence
with which they have treated you
and I must express my wonder that
he should have allowed Caroline
to act in a manner so calculated
to ward the feelings of those to whom
she is under obligations she never
will repay, It is however to be hoped
that their long absence from home
will give her at least an opportu-
nity for reflection and that she will
then see her error and make the
only atonement in her power that
of a return to confidential relations
We do not approve of stoicism but
we counsel philosophy we trust you
will not allow yourself to dwell more
than is meet on this matter to the
injury of your health and strength.
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You will excuse my continuing further
as I do so under the press and excite-
ment of preparations for buildings
but we both felt that you were en-
titled to our views and sympathy
and that we ought not to detain
for a day its expression.
Make to your family ^our^ regards,
Affectionately & Kindly,
Your Brother
George
The suggestions in your letter shall be
complied with of giving to others enti-
tled to it your facts.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
George Aug 11
1853