Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, April 29, 1856

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, April 29, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-04-29

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, April 29, 1856

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sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: rag 

revision: fdc 2019-10-18

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Auburn April 29
My dear Mother
I have just
got my Bill at Griswolds
and had never expected it
was such a large one I am
sure that I could have got
along with much less if I
had knowen how much I was
spending but as long as I
had a Bill I used I go and
get just what ever I happened
to want at the time. You
may be sure of one ^thing^ that is
that I shall never make an-
-other one if I have to go
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without clothes I am
ashames to send it any
way. I was at [ Curch ]
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Alternate Text: church
last night.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has said somthing
to Mrs How
Birth: 1808 Death: 1866-04-16
/ I do not know
what it is/ that has made her
leave the Pew and set some
where else and I think she said
they do not speak. For the
last two or three days it has
been full as warm or warme[ r ]
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here
than it was at Washington before
I left, the Trees are budding
out and every thing looks
so pleasant I am sorry that
you cannot be home I have
found enough to keep me buiss
-ey ever since I came. I do
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not think that you will
have a thought of going
any where else for the summer
when you come here for you
could not find no other place
half so pleasant. Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16

is going on with the shop and
seems to be doing a good
business. I have Fanny
 Death: 1860
at the
house and take care of ^her^ mostly
my self I have not driven
her but once yet. She never
ought to have run out or else
she had ought to have had
better care taken of her I
think it doubtfull if she
ever gets over the running
out this winter although
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she has as much life
as ever. Aunty has not fixed
on a house yet although she
has looked at every one in
towne. What is to be done
about planting vegatables
in the Garden Dennis
Birth: 1827
is
in quite a hurry to know
I am agoing to clean out
the yard as soon as I get time
it wants it pretty bad. Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Annie
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
will be up in
three or four weeks I think.
I should not have sent the
Bill so soon but Mr Griswold
Birth: 1817 Death: 1879-12-23

was in a hurry, some of the Gloves
an one or two other things
are for Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
.
Your Affectionate
Son
P.S.
It is so pleasant you ought to
be home. the Garden looks beautiful
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Willie April 29
1856