Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, March 30, 1854

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Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, March 30, 1854
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-03-30

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Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, March 30, 1854

action: sent

sender: Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06  Death: 1874-03-11

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: msr 

revision: crb 2017-05-01

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Senate Chamber—
30th March ‘54
Dear Mrs Seward,
Gladly I send the speech,
according to your suggestion, &
am proud of the opportunity.
I trust your husband
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
will
be here next week to vote
against the Gadsden Treaty.
We have had a desperate
battle here, which is now
transferred to the House.
Honl Chase
Birth: 1808-01-13 Death: 1873-05-07
& myself shared
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the sensibility of Cutting
Birth: 1804-08-06 Death: 1870-06-26

we should have fought
half a dozen duels.
Auburn has happily
been saved the shame & pain
of surrendering a fellow-
man to bondage. God be
praised!–
I trust & hear that you
are gaining health & strength.
Mrs Fish
Birth: 1816-12-17 Death: 1887-06-30
has with her a
young friend
Unknown
of peculiar
refinement & culture, a
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type of American beauty,
fair & fragile—almost
too much so “for human nature’s
daily food.”
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Ever sincerely yours,
Charles Sumner
P.S. I have never told you that
my sister
Birth: 1827-05-05 Death: 1876-05-29
—my only sister—
was became engaged to be married this
winter, & shortly afterwards
was taken ill with a hemmo-
rage of the lungs, & went, with
my mother
Birth: 1785-02 Death: 1866-06-15
& one of my brothers
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Editorial Note

Either George Sumner
Birth: 1817-02-05 Death: 1863-10-06
or Albert Sumner
 Death: 1856-11

to Cuba
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Cuba

, where she is now.
I shall soon be more alone
in the world than ever.