Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., November 13, 1857

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

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-11-13

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., November 13, 1857

action: sent

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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: sts 

revision: fdc 2020-01-09

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Friday the 13th Nov
1857:
Dear Will.
It’s a long
time since you went
away, and I am almost
surprised to think that I
have not written to you –
Mrs Isaac Miller
Birth: 1792-05-02 Death: 1866-01-14
with
her niece niece Alice
Unknown
, and Toms
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23

little girl
Birth: 1852-03-17 Death: 1877-07-26
are still here, Tom
has been here once, and gone
off again.
We have had terrible rains
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has had a a
very bad time, Mr Slover’s
Birth: 1801-03-18 Death: 1858

fish pond broke loose and
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and deluged the neighbor-
hood, Aunt Clara had
four feet of water in her
basement, and Mr Mac-
Clallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
had to wade through
the water to let the pigs out
lest they should be drowned.
Day before yesterday was
we all went out to spend
the afternoon with Mr Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
,
had a very pleasant time,
and got home at ten that
night, the cars were quite
crowded when we went, but
very comfortable coming back.
Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
is in Philadelphia
visiting her cousins
Unknown
, from
there she will go on to
Washington.
Do you know when Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
are coming up?
Page 3

I wish you would come home
again, we want to see you
very much, I’ve not been
to Jenny’s
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
lately, as last
week I was sick, and the
rest of the time we have had
very bad weather.
Tonight we have a gentle-
men’s party, for Mr Alex-
ander Williams
Birth: 1815-10-29
of Wayne
County .
Write when you are able
to your Affectionate sister
Fanny.
Mother and all send
love to you.
I believe the Miller’s
go tomorrow.
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Unknown
Fanny Seward
Nov 13th
1857