Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, April 17, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, April 17, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-04-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, April 17, 1856

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: meb 

revision: fdc 2019-10-17

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Washington April 17
Thursday –
My dear Clara
I think if Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

went to Canandaigua she
has probably missed my
last letter — Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, wishes
me to write that he is
coming home next week —
He thinks he will leave
here Monday and be at
Auburn Wednesday or Thursday –
I would like to have Maria
get his room ready for him
but do not want any
fire made until he comes
as I am afraid of the
fire if no one is staying there —
I hope you will board
Will, until I come at
least, perhaps all Summer
as I do not yet know
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how I shall arrange matters —
I do not wish to keep
house — if possible I must be
here during the recess of
Congress — I have not told
Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
that I am not sure
of going by the middle of
May — Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
thinks it
too early — I have another
letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
he does
not say when he will
come North — His letter was
dated the 25th of March —
Says he has fine weather
for working, vessels pass
him much more frequently
than at Cape Sable
Mr Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
left us
yesterday morning —
Mr Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
is to come next
week — Unless the
weather should be very
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unpropitious I shall try
to go home next month —
Kate and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
have
gone to the Smithsonian
institute this morning —
Henry is at the Capitol —
Will, and I are home alone —
Will is to perform the part
of groomsman at a wedding
to night in St Johns
Church — the bridegroom
is a Mr Jones
Birth: 1822
of Ohio
the bride
Birth: 1833
I dont know —
Mrs Harriet Beecher
Stowe
Birth: 1811-06-14 Death: 1896-07-01
spent part of last
evening with us.
Walter Cary
Birth: 1818-12-21 Death: 1880-11-01
and a
part of his family are
at the hotel — Walter
is not well — I have not
seen him — I want to go
home and see you all very much
your affectionate Frances