Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 29, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 29, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-06-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 29, 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: fdc 

revision: ska 2019-12-03

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Auburn June 29th
My dear Son,
I intended to have
written by Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

but as I went up to
Auntys
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
house this morning
was not able –
After three days of
summer weather we have
commenced another long
rain – I was glad you
escaped rain going to
Port Byron — Aunty has
been sick ten days with
neuralgia in the chest
I hope she will be better
tomorrow —
Page 2

Our new road looks
pretty bad yet —
though Mr Patty
Birth: 1808 Death: 1876-12-11
has
been engaged leveling it
and spreading the gravel.
The garden was beautiful
yesterday — there is quite
a variety of flowers
beside the roses which
are just commencing to
bloom — Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is not
as much better as I
should like to see him —
he went to Church yesterday
and was again troubled
with vertigo — I wish
he could stay away
from the Journal Office
a month — He looked
Page 3

for Mr Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
to day
but he does not come
yet – I suppose Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09

saw you on her way
to New YorkFanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

was intending to go and
see Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
last
week but her little
playmates
Unknown
were too plenty –
We all went to Pisgah
Thursday to celebrate Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
’s
birth day — the children
had a fine romp in the
meadow – Monday while
we were at the dinner
table a large wagon
drove in to the yard
full of people — proving to
be Mr Youngs
Birth: 1796 Death: 1877Certainty: Probable
with two
daughters
x Birth: 1841  Death:  Certainty: Probable Birth: 1833-06-08  Death: 1910 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1824-12-25  Death: 1884-08-15 Certainty: Probable
, a son
x Birth: 1827  Death: 1902-06-23 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1831-08  Death: 1912 Certainty: Probable
, and Mrs
Page 4

Gurnee
Birth: 1809
– they stayed until
Wednesday afternoon — Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

came home unexpectedly, just
in time to see Mr Youngs who
would otherwise have repeated
his visit — Thursday Henry
Miller
Birth: 1814 Death: 1910
and his wife
Birth: 1821 Death: 1907Certainty: Probable
came
to Aunt Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
– were here
to tea Friday. Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
is likely
to see all of our Romulus
cousins which are not few —
Clara Miller
Birth: 1827-12-03 Death: 1911-07-07
comes this week
to make a visit to Aunt Clara
previous to being married —
& next week Thompson Young
Birth: 1827 Death: 1902-06-23

is to come here with a
new wife
Birth: 1823 Death: 1883-08-15
. —; Do you see
any iron vases like that
in our garden? — Aunty talks
of getting one for her garden —
Fanny sends love — She spent
Saturday with a party of little

Unknown near Sherwoods pond
Page 5

The Romulus people were all
sorry you were away —
Page 6

Aunty sends love — God bless you
Mother —
Page 7

Hand Shiftx

William Seward

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