Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, May 21, 1855

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Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, May 21, 1855
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Date:1855-05-21

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Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, May 21, 1855

action: sent

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

location: Boston, MA

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: msr 

revision: tap 2017-04-13

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Boston 21st May ‘55
My dear Mrs Seward,
This is my first
day of rest, after many
various pilgrimages & this
is the first note of friend-
ship which I write. It
was kind in you to re-
member me, as you did, after
I left Auburn, & I should
have sooner responded; but

[top Margin] he is well. Remember me to him
kindly, & believe me
Ever sincerely yours,
Charles Sumner

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you will accept even these
tardy words.
Since leaving Auburn I
have been constantly occu-
pied-as you may have
seen from the papers; but
I have now closed these labors
for the present. In the
city of New York I was
honored by large audiences
who listened faithfully even
to the end of my long address.
I dined once with the
Fishes
x Birth: 1816-12-17  Death: 1887-06-30  Birth: 1808-08-03  Death: 1893-09-07 
& found them pleas-
ant & kind as always.
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through Penn, Ohio, Indiana
to St. Louis, then round by
Iowa
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Iowa

, Wisconsin & the Lakes
home. The weather is
now very agreeable, but
I expect soon to find
hot days.
The Herald announces a
grand conspiracy between your
husband
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
, Wilson
Birth: 1812-02-16 Death: 1875-11-22
, Chase
Birth: 1808-01-13 Death: 1873-05-07
, Sumner
& c, all further are represented
in conclave at the Astor House.
For myself I have not had the
good fortune to see your hus-
band since I parted from him
at Auburn, nor even to hear
of his whereabouts. I trust
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C. Sumner
W.A.
Mrs Wm H. Seward
Auburn
N.Y.
BOSTON
MAY
22
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
May 1855
Boston