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

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, August 21, 1856
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-08-21

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

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Birth:   Death: 

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: cjb 

revision: fdc 2019-10-29

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Auburn Aug – 21st
My dear Henry
One week from
today Congress will adjourn
and you will be released –
I am glad you have planned
the excursion to Halifax
We have all been trying
to think where you would
go for vacation which
you so much need –
I hope you have some
of the fine cool weather
we are enjoying here for
a week past – Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
leave us to –
day – Thomas Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
is here
since Saturday – our
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and carpenters – there
is no rest for the sole of
ones foot except upon
broken boards & nails –
I am glad I did not
anticipate the magnitude –
of this undertaking
Louisa
Birth: 1825
was paid until
the 10th of June except
$10 – The 10th of August
her due will be
$30 –
Lewis came to work
the 1t of May has received
from you June 28th $7.50
& before I left paid a bill
of which the receipt is
in Washington I think $6.50
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supposing he would
receive the same that
he had before – I do
not know whether that
was 15 or 16 dollars
per month – he will
tell you.
I suppose they are
to remain with the
house until we
return – I write some
directions for Lewis
which he can read
for himself
I have given no directions
about the silver – if you
do not think it safe in
the house let it be carefully
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nd taken
every piece
must be wrapped separately
and the whole put in
so closely with papers
that it will not move
in the box – I do
not think it necessary
to send any thing else
to the Capitol –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is engaged about the
house – she will send you
a drawing if she can get one
in time – the carpenters have
hers now – all as well
as usual
Your own
Frances