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

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

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-09-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., September 9, 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: vxa 

revision: ska 2020-01-31

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Auburn Wednesday 9th Sep
My dear Son,
I should have written
earlier had not Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

showed me a letter she
had written – Until this
morning I supposed she
had sent it – I hope
you continue as well as
when you left us – do not
work beyond your strength
it will injure you
permanently – You were
surprised, (as we were
when Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
walked into
the house the same day
you left) to see Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
so
soon – I feel relieved
to have them on land
again –
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Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
and her family
Birth: 1860-06-29 Death: 1865-03-18

are still with us – I am
glad the weather is so
fine – Ollie
Birth: 1854-08-05 Death: 1913-05
enjoys being
here I think – Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
is to come tomorrow
I believe – I have
written to T Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
&
Miss Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10
– they will
probably be along some
time next week – certainly
the latter –
The day after you left the
cow
Unknown
strayed away, Willis
Birth: 1830

took the horse
Unknown
to go in pursuit
of her and rode as he always
does furiously, some 12 or 14
miles – sprained one of her
legs so that we have not
been able to drive her since
until yesterday – she seems
pretty well now – but no
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horse can keep well long
if he is allowed to use it he
is so entirely irresponsible
for consequences –
We do not send you
the Auburn Journal now –
“The Log” is in demand –
the paper is lent and Fanny
is to cut out and keep
in a scrap book one copy –
I suppose you hear from
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
– hope she is better
than she was at Gloucester
I enclose a card which
came a day or two ago –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is up at Pisgah
Fanny sends love –
God bless you
Mother –
Did you get your pantaloons –
There was a mistake about
the message you left I will
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send over to day?
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Unknown
Mrs Seward
Sept 9th
1857