Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 10, 1857

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 10, 1857
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Date:1857-01-10

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 10, 1857

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sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: amr 

revision: fdc 2020-01-31

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Auburn Jan 10th
My dear Mother
I have been doing a thing
that I do not know whether you will think
I have done right or not but I will tell
you. Friday (yesterday) I was down
at Weedsport and had to borrow a Cutter
to come home in. this morning I told Dennis
Birth: 1827

to hitch up Fanny
 Death: 1860
and take it home which
he said he would do, and that was the last
I heard of them untill six oclock to night
when some men were in the Store and
told me that Dennis and another Irishman
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were driving my horse to death, it
seems that Dennis went and got another
man to go to Weedsport with him and
while there or on they way they got drunk
and instead of coming home they went off
to Montezuma Cator and I dont know where
else they had most likely driven 40 or 50
Miles before they came in Town, without
given the Horse Feed or Water. When
they got in town they drove up and down
the street running ^into^ people and showing these
Bottles for an hour or so As soon
as I hear of it I went up home and
found that they had driven horse cutter
and all in to the Stall and were
lft whipping the horse because they could not
unharness her I just took them and
marched them out of the barn and
told Dennis that we had got through
with him and did not want him any
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mores then Willis
Birth: 1830
(who was here at the
time) and my self rubbed the horse
for an hour or so and wrapped her all
up I think that if we take good care
of her perhaps it will not hurt her although
she is very weak. I have hired Willis
for two weeks at the rate of ten dollars
a month. I dont know whether I have
done right or not I have don the best
I could and as for letting Dennis take
care of Fanny any more I shall not do
it if I have to take care of her my self.
Pleas write me soon and tell me what you
think of it
Your Affectionate Son
Will —