Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, April 21, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, April 21, 1855
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-04-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, April 21, 1855

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: rag 

revision: fdc 2019-10-04

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Page 1

Saturday morning
My precious Child —
I receive all your
letters and am sorry
I cannot answer them
all — The poetry about
the little room
is very pretty — It
is hardly time for
“young America” to
come yet — I am
glad you remember
your Bible and your
prayers we all
Page 2

need both, to keep
us from doing wrong
every day — Sarah
Howe
Birth: 1843 Death: 1863-08-10
has not been
here— the little Segoine
girls
x Birth: 1846  Death: 1922-01-30  Birth: 1843  Death: 1872-10-09 
came round this
morning to see you,
Eliza gave them the
books and note which
they promised to take
to Sarah— Did you
succeed in copying
the picture? —
Damask means cloth
of a peculiar texture
with a raised figure
Page 3

first made at
Damascus — it is applied
both to silk and stuff—
Damask also means
red from the Damascus
rose of that colour—
so I think there may
be blue damask cloth
or any other colour—
I hear nothing yet
from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

I am expecting Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
to day
and in compliance
with a request from
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
have been
Page 4

making some Charlotte
Russe for dinner
tomorrow— Eliza &
I are very busy
putting the house
in order it having
remained as it was
left Tuesday—
Eliza has tried hard
to write you a legible
letter— this is the
third attempt— She is
grateful for your re-
membrance and wishes
it to show it— I have
not seen Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
since
you went away — Love
to Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
I will write to
her tomorrow —

[left Margin]
May the blessing of God be with
my darling—
Mother

[right Margin]
You will notice poor Eliza's infirmity
in D’s. & B’s.