Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., September 22, 1857

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., September 22, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-09-22

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., September 22, 1857

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Albany, NY

transcription: msf 

revision: ska 2020-02-03

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Auburn Sept 22
1857
My dear Will.
I am so
glad you left mr Frink's
Birth: 1815

for I never liked to have
you there, since I caught
a glimpse of him at the
window. I hope the widow
lady
Unknown
doesn't give you spoilt
meat, nor upset your room
whenever she feels like it.
I should have liked to
have seen that little Goat.
who no doubt would look very
cunning harnessed with Nep
Birth: 1856 Death: 1859

to the wagon, and by the
way Neps had been missing
for a day or two and night
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before last he came home
at one oclock covered with
with mud half starved and
"awfuly" tired. we think he
has been carried away
and came back alone
probably he was kept & tied
over Sunday as his neck
has the marks of a rope
and his lip is badly cut.
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
was her Satur-
-day morning.
We have very cold weath-
-er and a great deal of rain.
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is going to Westfield to-
-day. he was to the take
me with him but it is a
bad day and my face has
begun to swell.
Miss Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10
has not come
but we expect her all the
time. Mary Van Wie
Birth: 1824 Death: 1899
is
here sewing.
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Tom Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
and his
folks
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Unknown Birth: 1792-05-02  Death: 1866-01-14 
did not come on
Saturday as S we expected
them.
The other day we found
a mouse
Unknown
in Lulu's cage
Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
could not catch it
but we found it in the
trap, next morning quite dead.
Wednsday — If father comes back in
time to go with me I think
I shall go to the wedding.
Tomorrow will be mothers
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

birthday
When shall you be home again
we all want to see you very
much.
This morning I rode Fanny
 Death: 1860

in the lane she is a little
skittish and thinks the saddle
a very funny affair.
I suppose there is ink some-
where but it is not in this
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inkstand.
Write when you can to
Your affectionate sister
Fanny Seward
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
will send the
Railroad survey.
Love from all to you. give
my love to Molly
Birth: 1847
and Susy
Birth: 1850-06-06 Death: 1859-03-13

and Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
.
F.S.

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William Seward

Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
Fanny Seward
Sept 22
1857