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

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

action: sent

sender: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: New York State

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: msf 

revision: ska 2019-12-03

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New York June 19, 1857.
My Dearest Frances,
I came in from Webb’s
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
this
morning. It is a very rainy day,
and I can see almost nobody
and go about nowhere.
I find New York deserted
of the few earnest energetic men
whom I wished to consult about
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
and I shrink from consult-
ing others about a matter personal —
since I find that I am every
where encountered and treated as if
I were here not on such matters
but in a public and political
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character — I have recalled the
names of some true hearted wise
men
x Birth: 1809-04-07  Death: 1868-12-08  Birth: 1791-12-01  Death: 1874-06-04 
in Philadelphia who
are largely connected with the
manufacture of iron, and of iron
things in that state, and I may
reasonably hope that when I get
so far from home and find them
at ease out of the hurly burly
of politics I may be able to get
advice which will be useful.
I shall go there to night and
transact my business tomorrow — returning
home either tomorrow evening or Sunday
I think.
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The collateral business I have here is
in a fair way of being dispensed of
in a day or two next week.
Your own Henry
Nothing yet from home or from
Washington
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Henry June 19th
1857
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Mrs William H. Seward
Auburn
N York
Free
William H Seward
NEW YORK
JUN 19
FREE
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