Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 19, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 19, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-06-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 19, 1857

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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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: rpv 

revision: ska 2019-12-03

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Auburn June 19th
My dear Son
Yesterday was
your 18th birth day the
first that you have been
away from home – I
thought of you much
of the time and hoped
to find time to write
a line – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
was
quite ill all day with
her third attack of
Quinsy – In the evening
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
came –
Fred looks quite as well
even better than I expected
but he is not well
his close application
to business is hurting
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him – I hope he will
be able to stay long
enough to recruit a little
How much we all
wish you were here
that we might have
all the family together.
I am glad to hear so
directly from you –
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
writes from New
York
that he has had
no opportunity of trans –
acting the business which
called him there – I
console myself with
the belief that he
will succeed – Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

hears nothing more
from Washington
Page 3

We hear by Willis
Birth: 1830
that
the horse
 Death: 1860Certainty: Probable
is doing
well in the pasture I
hope we may be able
to drive her again before
long – Willis is yet
making over the road
which is at present in
an impassable condition
owing to the continual
rains – I have not been
able to get into the garden
in two days – Mr Bronson
Birth: 1792 Death: 1857-06-20

is no better – is probably
going to die – Georgia
Wood
Birth: 1835
came home last
evening — Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
spent
the day there yesterday –
I hope you may succeed
in getting the free ticket
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and come home often –
I am happy to inform you
that the carpenters
Unknown
are
putting up the blinds to the
new windows – this is about
the last of the improvements
for this season which is
a comforting reflection –
I have not seen Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
since
you were here – I wish
she would come oftener –
It is perhaps better that I
call to see her mother
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
though
I hardly know how to
swerve from my purpose of
making no visits without
considerable inconvenience &
misinterpretation – If you think
best however I will go –
Fanny is better to day and unites
with us all in love to you
God bless you Mother –
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William Seward

Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29Certainty: Probable
Mrs Seward
June 19
1857