Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 5, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 5, 1855
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-12-05

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 5, 1855

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: rag 

revision: fdc 2019-10-10

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Page 1

Wednesday Dec 5t
My dear Henry,
I have your letter
of Monday this morning –
The “renovater” will be
sent by Express to day
charges paid – A letter
from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
, Monday,
says she is just leaving
for BradfordWorden's
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16

Sister
Unknown
was supposed to be
dying – she has been a
great sufferer with scrofula.
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
does not come
home – I shall expect
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
again Saturday
Page 2

I am very sorry
Mr Baker
Birth: 1816-03-16 Death: 1887-10-02
does not stay
with you — I want some
one in the house who
loves you – beside Mary
Birth: 1817 Death: 1879-06-28

and William
Birth: 1806 Death: 1881-11-30
.
Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
comes to the
house to sleep to night —
Miss Bennett
Birth: 1811
is here —
Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16Certainty: Probable
goes home for a week
Watch
 Death: 1856-04-29
stays in the house
much of the time he is
a very gentle bull-dog —
I am told he should
be fed raw meat to
make him ferocious
Page 3

I do not think it
would be right to cultivate
ferocity in this way – so
he will go on being loving
and gentle and we will
go on hoping to escape
from the incursions of
burglars —
I was ill with neuralgia
Monday – am now about
house again —Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has
procured me a galvanic
chair — Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends
a kiss — your own
Frances —