Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 23, 1857

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 23, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-11-23

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 23, 1857

action: sent

sender: Anna Seward
Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: maf 

revision: fdc 2019-11-11

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Albany
Monday night
My dear Mother,
I arrived at New-
York
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at 7 o’clock Saturday –
evening after a pleasant &
safe journey. Mr Dowd
Unknown
was
very kind & attentive.
At Baltimore Mrs Wal –
worth
Birth: 1832-10-20 Death: 1915-06-23Certainty: Possible
and Miss Thompson
Unknown

and some New-York gentlemen
Unknown

came aboard & were with
us the remainder of the day.
We took the steamboat -
from Amboy to New-York
which was a pleasant
change. I enjoyed a splendid
sail and sunset upon the
bay.
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
arrived in
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New York half an hour
before & had just taken
a room when I went to
the Astor.
We left New York
this morning. Preston King
Birth: 1806-10-14 Death: 1865-11-12

came up with us.
He says if he had known
he was not wanted iat
home he would have
remained two or three days
longer at Washington and
franked speeches, or helped
to answer those letters.
Fred & I called at the
St Nicholas on Sunday.
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
was quite well,
expected Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
on Tuesday.
She had been very busy
for several days shopping
for carpets and furniture.
Caroline Schoolcraft
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28

has another son
Birth: 1857-03-08
a fort-
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night-old last Saturday.
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
is much
disappointed that it is not a
girl. Catherine says Olly
Birth: 1854-08-05 Death: 1913-05
is
very jealous She says he
is going to “dead it.”
Its name is John Lawrence.
The weather here
is much colder than at
Washington, but there is
no snow.
Tell Mary Grier
Birth: 1839-09-05 Death: 1930-06-04
that
the first person I saw ast
the Astor House was Mr
Banks
Birth: 1816-01-30 Death: 1894-09-01
. I afterwards saw
him & Mrs Banks
Birth: 1819-10-16 Death: 1901-01-31
several
times. I have no doubt
she will regret she did
not come on with me.
Your letter came tonight.
I am glad you are all well.
Give much love to all.
Affectionately your daughter Anna.
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

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