Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, December 20, 1854

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, December 20, 1854
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-12-20

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, December 20, 1854

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: New York, NY

transcription: nwh 

revision: ska 2019-10-29

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Editorial Note

The dating of this letter is linked to the date of Mary Coe’s death and references to the days of the week surrounding it and the funeral. See FMS_AHS 18541222
Washington, Wednesday
My dear Father
Mary
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18
was buried
yesterday afternoon. They took her
to what is called the Harmonia
Cemetery, at Butler
Birth: 1827
's wish. There were
two colored clergyman
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Unknown

Unknown
, and some
thirty or forty neatly dressed colored
people at the funeral. Lewis, Robert
Unknown
,
and William
Birth: 1806 Death: 1881-11-30
were among the pall
bearers. The undertaker
Unknown
– one whom
Mr Fletcher
Birth: 1814-03-24 Death: 1874-04-15
recommended to me,
did everything with as much
attention and propriety as I have
ever seen. Mr Fletcher came in to
the funeral.
There is nothing of
consequence in your letters to day
except that Mr Harding
Birth: 1792-09-01 Death: 1866-04-01
offers to
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paint a picture of Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
for
$200. He writes from the Astor,
so I suppose you will see him.
There is nothing from home
I have your letter of yesterday.
If I find no other way, I
will send the shawl and pen, by
express.
Affectionately your son
Frederick