Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, January 19, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, January 19, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-01-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, January 19, 1857

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: smc 

revision: fdc 2020-01-31

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Monday Jan 19
My dear Clara
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
says I must
not write to her Mother
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

this morning so I am going
to write to you – while
Frances writes to Lazette –
I enclose Fred’s
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
letter about
the land– the certificate
I will keep until I come.
I was very glad to get
your letter – We are having
our winter now– it
commenced snowing and
blowing yesterday morning
and continues to blow
yet– the snow must have
fallen upon a level some
8 or 10 inches– it is so
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drifted that in many
places in the middle of
the road it is 4 or 5
feet deep– I have seen
but two men out and
no wagon a can pass
through these drifts–
Lewis
Unknown
has gone in pursuit
of some food for the
day – it is now 12 oclock –
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
cannot get to the
capitol– the wind continues
to blow and the snow to
drift – We are all shivering
with the cold– the snow
blows in at most of the
windows– Eliza and I
have taken up heaps of
snow in many of the
rooms still it is not
as cold as it is at the
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North for though I slept
very cold the water did
not freeze by my bedside
It was hard getting up this
morning after having neuralgia
all night but I feel better
since I have been about
the house– all over from
the cellar to the top of the
house – Mary Grier
Birth: 1839-09-05 Death: 1930-06-04
is sick
having gone to the p Presidents
Birth: 1791-04-23 Death: 1868-06-01

with white satin slippers
and no overshoes – I have
just moved her into Annas
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

room – and am giving her
medicine – Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
is not
well this morning though he
is running about the house–
Louisa
Unknown
is sick in the
kitchen – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has just
been down with medicine
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for her– I hope we shall all
thaw out in a day or two–
Invitations have been given for a
dinner Thursday– No one
comes to the Market to day
I think there will not be
a very good supply–
Lazette writes that Mrs Bennet
Unknown

is to stay– I am glad of that–
I did not see Mrs Green
Unknown
the
night she was here–among
the rowdyish things which
Green
Unknown
did that night, was
the introducing his wife to
Judge Trumbull
Birth: 1813-10-12 Death: 1896-06-25
as “old”
Mrs Green – I hear she is looking
pretty old – I feel sorry that
Green does not improve instead
of getting more low. You have
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
letter which I sent by
this time – Fred writes often – we
shall have no mail to day – Mary
Unknown

sends love as all would if
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they knew I was writing–they all went to Russian
Page 6

Winter Friday
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Frances will tell her Mother about
the party at the French Ministers
Birth: 1809-01-17 Death: 1892-10-05

&c &c Your affectionate
Frances