Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 16, 1857

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 16, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-03-16

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 16, 1857

action: sent

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: crb 

revision: fdc 2019-11-08

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Auburn Mar 16
My dear Mother
I intended to
have written before but something
has happened every day that has
kept me from writing.
I am not able to go to work
at the Store yet and I do not
not think that I shall go there
much before the first of April
for there is nothing for me to
do if I do go back there, as
there is no business in town
at present and the spring trade
does not open untill then.
You will not be home I
suppose before the first of May
We all want to see you here very
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much. I think that
you had better come home
to a good dry house.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and I were down
to Aunt Clarys
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
to dinner yester-
day, to day, Aunty is quite sick
with the Scarlet fever– but Dr.
Robinson
Birth: 1804-02-04 Death: 1889-07-28
say's that it will not
amount to any thing.
I have got so that I can
walk around with a Cane very
well I go down town every day.
Nett Titus
Birth: 1825
wished me to thank
you for that Check she said
that she would have written
her self to thank you for
it but she is not able
to write.
As usual I want some money
[ agane again ]
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I expect you will will
be tired of seeing my letters
come for they always want something
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David
Unknown
has sent in his
bill three times and has got
in a great hurry for the
money and as we do not
have any work done there
now I thought that it would
be best to pay him so I
payid him last week his bill
was $12.71. Saturday the man
came fwith the City Map
for which Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
had subscribed
so I had to pay for that which
was $5.00 this morning I paid
Willis
Birth: 1830
$3.00 which altogether comes
to $20.99. and then if you
can let me have my money
for this month I which is 20
more I should like to have
it. It would be $40.71 altogether
If you can send me a check
for it I would like it very
much as I am out of money
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I do not know who will
call on me next for some.
You affectionate Son
Wm H. Seward Jr.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Will March 9
1857