Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 7, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 7, 1856
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-07-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 7, 1856

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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: bpt 

revision: fdc 2019-10-23

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Auburn July 7th
My dear Henry
Your letters of the 2d and 4th
came at the same time – I am relieved
to find you are not ill as I apprehended–
seeing by the Journals that you had a
protracted night debate Wednesday –
Of course there is no hope for your
Kansas bill in the Senate, but is
it equally certain that the other
which has passed the Senate will
not pass the house? –
I think Greely
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
would have told
you candidly what he intended
to do had you asked him – he
has not the sin of double dealing
on his conscience – though I have
nothing to say for his wisdom or
disinterestedness in this matter –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
thinks the Little farm the
place for the house after looking
over the other suggestions – which
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had all been considered before –
The Elizabeth St lot is decided
too low and the neighborhood
not preferable to that on Owasco
St – I hope you may come
home for a few days but I think
that doubtful – Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
does
not come yet – I hope you
will go and see Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11

I am sorry to hear so unfavorable
an account of his condition –
Your own
Frances