Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 9, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 9, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-08-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 9, 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: jaa 

revision: fdc 2019-11-18

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Sunday Aug 9th
My dear Son,
I went to see Mrs
Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
yesterday and
obtained her consent
that Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
should go
with us to Gloucester
We are to leave home
Monday the 17th – stay
all night at Albany
and the next day
to Boston or some place
this side should that
be too far – Gloucester
is 60 miles North of
Boston – a railroad
with cars three times
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a day – I hope you
will be able to go with
us – I will write to
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
on the
subject – Mr Mellen
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896

has written me all
about accommodations
there and will engage
rooms for us – I
shall not be away
quite three weeks I
think – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
stays
here until I return –
I wish to stop at the
Delevan
Birth: 1793-01-06 Death: 1871-01-15
house – I cannot
unnecessarily drive over
the pavements – we stay
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
went to New
York
Wednesday he
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went as he always
does with a very
short notice – He
said he feared he should
not be able to see you
as he was to go down the
river the same evening –
Thursday I had a letter
from Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
written just as
they were about to leave
Quebec to go down the
St Lawrence in a
Schooner, without having
fixed upon any place
of destination or any
time for return –
The wind and waves
must be consulted I
suppose on the last
question – I shall look
for a letter from
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Quebec anxiously they
can send none until
they return there –
Fanny has purchased a
bright red dress for bathing
and is in fine spirits –
Mary Van Wie
Birth: 1824 Death: 1899
is to sew
here the next week – Miss
Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10
improves the vacation
to make a visit home
Aunty spends her days
at Pisgah and her
nights with us – She
and Fanny send love –
I shall write again
before we come –
God bless you
Mother –
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Mrs Seward
Aug 9
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