Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 13, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 13, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-07-13

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 13, 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: Albany, NY

transcription: vka 

revision: ska 2019-12-05

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Monday evening July 13
My dear Son,
Your letter came this afternoon
The weather here is exceedingly warm
our house is cooler than any other
and here the Thermometer stands
at 88 on the North Side – I wish
you were here with us – I know
how hot it is in Albany –
I was quite ill when Mrs Wharton
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

left but am better again now –
We had a house more than full
last week – Thompson Young
Birth: 1827 Death: 1902-06-23
and
his wife
Birth: 1823 Death: 1883-08-15
went to Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
's
when Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came home – Tomorrow
we expect Preston King
Birth: 1806-10-14 Death: 1865-11-12
and Mr
Birth: 1791-04-12 Death: 1876-10-18

and Mrs Blair
Birth: 1794-11-10 Death: 1877-07-05
from Washington
they (the Blair's) are now at Throop Martin
Birth: 1808-11-25 Death: 1883-09-19
. – Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

have gone there to tea this evening
I think John Wharton
Birth: 1841-12-14 Death: 1896-10-14
went
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with them – Aunty goes every day
to her house she cannot stay there
until the Shutters are put up to the
windows – She and Miss Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10

stayed there Saturday night to
study Astronomy – Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

was here Saturday to tea – asked
if you were not coming home that
night – The garden improves with
the Sunshine – that new road is
getting somewat more passable though
it is so high that the wagon
cannot go under the apple tree
with the top up – Willis
Birth: 1830
is very
much hurried as he always is
with work up at the Farm –
The cows and horses are on the East
side of the meadow now – a few
has been run across from the corner
of Aunty's house – last night most of
them jumped over into the meadow
which had not been cut –
Willis has just returned from Mr
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Mr Keys'
Birth: 1814 Death: 1893
shop – says the pants were
sent Wednesday by Express – have
you enquired for them at the Express
office – if you do not find them
there you had better write a
line to Mr Keys –
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
hears nothing further
from Washington – He has an
opportunity of entering into business
which I wish he would improve
but think he still hesitates about
resigning his commission
Clara Miller
Birth: 1821 Death: 1907
is staying with Aunt
Clara for a few weeks – The Segoine
family
x Birth: 1846  Death: 1922-01-30  Birth: 1843  Death: 1872-10-09  Birth: 1834-03-02  Death: 1865  Birth: 1806  Death: 1893-04-15  Birth: 1804-01-06  Death: 1895-08-13 
have at length departed
for MichiganDr Chapin
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1918-01-17
had a full
house to hear his lecture – which gives
me some hopes that Auburn is improving –
Willis has just been in to say that
your pants have been to Albany by
Express and returned for the want
of a proper direction – they send
them again to night – All send
love – God bless you Mother
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Unknown
Mrs Seward
July 13th
1857