Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 5, 1857

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 5, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-01-15

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 5, 1857

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: amr 

revision: fdc 2020-01-30

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Auburn Jun 5th
My dear Mother
I intended to
have answered your last letter before
this but I have been so [ busey ]
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Alternate Text: busy

this ^week^ that I could not get time.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has I suppose before this
written you that Aunt Clary
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

arrived home safe and very glad
to get back here once more.
I have spent the Holidays very
pleasantly Christmas I did not work
at the Store in the afternoon I went
up to Mr. Standart's
Birth: 1802-05-30 Death: 1896-05-02
to dinner
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there was 28 of us set down to
the table quite a number for a
small family we had a very nice
time indeed Oh I nearly forgot to
tell you that I had a present of
a beautiful Watch Seal on Christmas
from Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
. New Years some of the
boys and my self went calling we
commenced about 11 oclock in the
morning and did not get through
untill 8 we made about 102 calls
which was doing very well for one
day I thought.
Shall I let Miss Bennett
Birth: 1811
have
all the money that she wants
I suppose that it would be all right
and told her to come to me when
ever she wanted any I have let
her have about $5.00 or 6 doll since
you went away I think.
Has Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
any one to write for
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him this winter or dose he get
along without any one I some-
times think that I should like
to be there this winter – but afterall
I feel now as if I was doing
something for my self and perhaps
buying something up I may stay
where I am and I may not it
depends upon how Barnes
Birth: 1824 Death: 1867
and I
can agree he has found out that
there is not much use of trying to
impose upon me for he knows that
I will not stand it.
I feel so tired and sleepy that
I cannot write any more this time
tell Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
that I will answer her
letter soon and give my love to
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

Your affectionate Son
Will.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Will. Jan 5t
1857
Unknown
Christmas dinner
at Mrs Standarts