Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 1, 1853

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 1, 1853
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-12-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 1, 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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: pxc 

revision: vxa 2019-04-03

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Thursday Dec 1st
Nov –
My dear Henry
I received your
letter from Goshen yesterday
– sorry to hear you
were detained all night
on the road – I am
very sorry you left the
shawl – it was convenient
for use in Washington
The weather here contin-
ues mild – fortunately
for us for there is much
yet to be done outside
the house –
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Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
came
Saturday and remained
until Monday morning
Anna is not pretty
but seems quiet & gentle
I believe these are esteemed
desirable qualities for
wives in general. I saw
too little of Anna to
form any correct estimate
of her character, being
quite sick all day
Sunday. Fred regretted
your not coming to
Albany – he told me
Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
would meet you
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in New York
William
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
left here at
the same time with Fred –
intending to reach N.Y.
Tuesday. The house was
very solitary for an a
season – I think the girls
miss William though
they do not say so –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
spent the
afternoon and evening
with me Tuesday –
Mrs Watrous
Birth: 1805-01-29 Death: 1860
last evening.
I enclose a slip from
a paper (the Boston Pilot)
sent to you marked
the name of Tho– Fitman
Birth: 1803 Death: 1876-10-22

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was on the paper –
I am sorry I neglected
to write to Mary
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18
that
you were coming – it is
now too late – I
am troubled with many
cares forgetting often
that most needful –
I often feel that I am
unfit for any responsibility
in the present deranged
state of my nervous
system – but I cannot
be idle. Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is engrossed
with a miniature steam
engine – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends love
Your own
Frances –