Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1854

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1854
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-08-02

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1854

action: sent

sender: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Goshen, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Unknown
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transcription: bpt 

revision: ska 2019-10-28

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Goshen, August 2d 1854
Wednesday.
My dear Father,
We returned from Bethlehem
to my uncle Polidores
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
’ last night. This
morning found your letter of Sunday at
the Post Office. Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
came on with Louisa
Birth: 1843-02-20 Death: 1932-12-23

in the afternoon.
My mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
is better, I think
than when she started. On Saturday she
rode forty two miles, and each day has
felt well enough to walk up & down
some of the hills. She had one severe attack
of neuralgia, at Stroudsburg – and was
sick nearly all day. But she was better
yesterday than any day since she set
out, and except being tired, is as
well to day. She thinks she will stay here
until next Monday, and then set out for
Auburn with Gus, taking Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and Louisa
with her. She will go by the railroad
to Narrowsburg – stop over a night –
then to Owego – stop over another – and
then to Ithaca, where she will write
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
to meet her with a carriage
to take her home. She had some hopes
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that you might come up this way, but as
you have so many to take care of on the
road, it will perhaps be impossible.
Affectionately your son
Frederick W. Seward