Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 10, 1857

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 10, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-06-10

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 10, 1857

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: dxt 

revision: ska 2019-12-02

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June 10th 1857
Wednesday
My dear brother,
Today like yester-
day is very damp and unpleas-
ant and we scarce hope for
any summer however there will
be a stop to othis weather some-
time.
Uncle Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
left here on mon-
day with his wife
Birth: 1822 Death: 1872-08-27
and little Nellie
Birth: 1851-11-10 Death: 1931-06-25

Yesterday the front parlor was
lighted and in the evening light-
ed up we sat there a while and
I think the room looks very
pretty. to day they are fixing
the library.
Mary Vanwee
Birth: 1824 Death: 1899
is here sewing.
We expect Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
tomorrow or next
day, I am very sorry Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is sick.
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I send some Pansies to remind
you of our garden of which
you could not have seen much
on that rainy Sunday.
Merry’s Museum came yesterday it
has a new partnership. Woodworth’s
Cabinet and its editor
Birth: 1812 Death: 1859-06-05
are added.
Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
has been issuing cards for
a birthday fête at Pisgah he
requested one should be sent to
you, since the invitations were written
wer the day set has proved rainy.
so I will substitute Thursday. Yester-
day and answer came from the
two Perry girls
x Birth:   Death:   Birth: 1844-09-14  Death: 1920-04-14 
. thanking his “dogship”
and accepting his “polite invitation.”
Thursday morning–
Still raining. Trip desires that your
invitation should designate Satur-
day for the “fête day” I tell
him it may rain, but he
still says “Invite up my uncle
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Will for Saturday afternoon since
today is so rainy.” so here is
your invitation.
Mr Trip J Seward requests
the pleasure of seeing Mr
William H Seward Jun– at a
fête in honor of his sixth birth-
day to take place at his resi-
dence [Pisgah] on Saturday after-
noon [if pleasant] at two oclock
continuing until seven
Mr W. H. Seward Jun. June 11th 1857
Gus has not come yet.
The library carpet is almost down
I have had to study alone today
as Sarah How
Birth: 1843 Death: 1863-08-10
did not come.
Lulu the canary has laid an-
other egg.
Calamity lies on the sofa he sends
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his best respects to you
Have you seen Fred lately?
Don’t take the trouble to ans-
wer all my letters. I sure you have
not the time.
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
send a gre[ at ]
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of love to you.
Your very affectionate sister
Fanny
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William Seward

Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
Fanny Seward
June 10th
1857