Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 27, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 27, 1856
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Date:1856-07-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 27, 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: maf 

revision: fdc 2019-10-28

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Auburn July 27th
My dear Henry
Tuesday morning comes
again a bright warm, very
warm day – the little girls
x Birth: 1842-02-01  Death: 1916-05-13  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29 

have gone to Church –
Your letter of Wednesday came
yesterday morning – I am glad the
day is at length fixed for
adjournment – Mr Greeley
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
certainly
has not been very successful in
his interpretation of the code of
honor – He was much more
respectable and respected as
a champion of peace principles –
I am sorry Mr Burlingame
Birth: 1820-11-14 Death: 1870-02-23

is placed in so disadvantageous
a positon by deviating from
the true Northern principle
by disavowing duelling – in
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maintaining this consistently, he would
have had the support of the best
and most enlightened part of
the North – the opinion of others
is unimportant – “All they
that take the sword shall perish
with the sword” – It is a
fearful thing to engage in a warfare
against a principle which in
1856 years has made so little
progress – Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11

wrote me a few lines before
leaving Cape Island for “mountain
air” – He says “I am regaining
my health strength, but slowly
very slowly” – hopes to take
his seat in the Senate during
the present session, though
his physician tells him he
will not be able to do so –
I presume he will not –
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Thomas Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
writes me a long
letter about the Philadelphia
convention – among other things he
says – “The convention was rife
for the Gov’s
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
nomination, and had
it been left to itself would
have nominated him – it was
with much difficulty that Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22

Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
, Morgan
Birth: 1811-02-08 Death: 1883-02-14
(of Cayuga)
Greeley and a few others prevented
it – I talked a long time with
Mr Schoolcraft but he would
not give in – said he did not
think anybody could be elected”
& &c ––
I drove to the meadow yesterday
they have made one large stack
of hay and are still mowing –
will finish this week – the
weather has been very favourable for
that – the garden suffers more than
usually from drought – All well
your own Frances