Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 21, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 21, 1856
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-06-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 21, 1856

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: jxm 

revision: fdc 2020-01-30

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Auburn June 21st
My dear Henry
I wish I could
be with you and Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

to day without making
a journey of 600 miles –
I have regretted often
that I did not remain
a month longer in
Washington, not that the
weather is not sufficiently
warm, for the Thermometer
is at 88 in the shade
to day – but the house-
keeping here is more than
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
ought to attempt
just now and I do not
myself feel able to organize
a household and take
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charge of the house
myself for only a few
months – When our children
x Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 

are gone I shall try
boarding at Aunt Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

for a season – Let
me know how much of the
Summer you will probably
be here that I may
make some arrangement
for your comfort —
I have your letter of
Wednesday – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
says
Mr. Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
was to
go to Washington after the
convention – perhaps he may –
What did the Republican
party expect to gain by
nominating Dayton
Birth: 1807-02-17 Death: 1864-12-01
– They
will lose I fear all the
abolition votes which
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might have been
saved – I hope Dr.
Bailey
Birth: 1807-12-03 Death: 1859-06-05
will not leave
the Republican's as there
is no other party that gives
any promise of helping
Kansas – I send the Auburn
paper of this evening
which I think comes
here instead of going to
Washington – Ethan
Birth: 1803-10-21 Death: 1861-03-22Certainty: Possible
speaks
of the response as rather
a forced affair —
There are numerous bills
to be paid some small
and some large – Freehoff
Birth: 1819 Death: 1879Certainty: Possible

of $38 – claims payment
immediately & the pew
rent for 3 quarters –
Shall I send them to you –
Dennis
Birth: 1827
has had $50 –
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
& her family
x Birth: 1854-02  Death: 1931-05-23  Birth: 1822-02-03  Death: 1888-11-24 
remain
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until next week –
Aunty is sick with
Neuralgia – Frances
Seward
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06
asks my advice about
traveling this Summer with
Uncle George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
and his
family
x Birth: 1840-11-08  Death: 1910-11-28  Birth: 1844-11-20  Death: 1917-01-31  Birth: 1853-09-21  Death: 1877-10-20  Birth: 1824-02-11  Death: 1895 
I have referred her
to you — Every man I see
asks when you are to
come home – If you stay
in Washington through
the Summer will you
not be home for a visit?
The garden is so pretty
we all want you to see it –
We shall look for Augustus
next week but I fear
Fred and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
will
leave before he comes
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends love –
Your own
Frances —