Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 7, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 7, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-05-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 7, 1857

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: cms 

revision: fdc 2019-11-11

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Auburn May 7th
Thursday
My dear Son,
I was very glad
to see a letter from you
this morning—to feel that
you were well and to
know that you had fixed
upon your lodgings though
I would prefer having
you nearer the ground than
the 5th story—Where is the
Franklin house?—how far
from your store—
We have had two dolorous
days since you left to day
we all feel a little more
cheerful as the sun
is shining and we are
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getting more used to be alone—
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
sleeps in your bed
but your room seems deserted
during the day—Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
con-
soles me by forming plans for
your return and final
settlement here—I hope
they may be realized—
She says she met Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
in
the street yesterday, going
to her sisters
Birth: 1832-04-27 Death: 1903-12-20Certainty: Possible
—I wish she
would come and see me—
Aunty has been to Pisgah
this morning—she waited
2 hours to have Mr Barnes
Birth: 1824 Death: 1867

fulfill an engagement to
come and put up her stove
but he did not come—
this afternoon she goes to the
Baldwin & Co store—Father
has rode f Fanny
 Death: 1860
up to Pisgah
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the roads are horrible since
the last rains—I have
set the gardener
Unknown
to work
above the water in the
garden—The work on the
inside of the house is waiting
for the glass which I
believe has come—
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
& Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16

came up and played whist
last evening—
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends “heaps” of love
and says she is going to
write tomorrow—
We miss you morning
noon and night—
May God bless & keep you
Mother—
Aunty sends love—she is sure
you did not forget to bid her good
bye
Page 4

Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
Mrs Seward
May 7th
1857