Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., November 19, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., November 19, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-11-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., November 19, 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: sts 

revision: fdc 2020-01-09

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Auburn Thursday 19 Nov –
My dear Son,
Your Sunday letter came yesterday
just as we were preparing for Mr
Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
and his family
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Unknown Birth: 1816-09-02  Death: 1862-11-29  Birth: 1828-06-02  Death: 1898-06-26  Birth: 1798-01-05  Death: 1851-03-18 
who spent the
day with us five in number – I hope
their visit was as pleasant as that
which we made them last week –
Mrs Miller
Birth: 1777
and her two grandchildren
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Unknown Birth: 1852-03-17  Death: 1877-07-26 

departed Monday morning – as nothing
has been heard from Thomas
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
we infer
that he went on the other road –
I have a letter from Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
this
morning, giving a sorry account of
the situation in which she found the
house at Washington – My suspicions
of Lewis’ unfaithfulness are more than
realized – Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
went this morning
to Seneca Falls on business instead of going
to Goshen – I doubt whether he goes
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before next week – just in time
to get to Washington before the opening
of Congress – I think he will pay
all the bills before he hears as they
come every day – I suppose business is
as dull every where as you say it is
in Albany – So many girls have been
dismissed from their places that we
have constant applications to hire –
Last Friday Father had an evening party
of about 40 gentlemen – and Monday
a small supper party for Senator Williams
Birth: 1815-10-29

who did not get here in time for
the first –
Your apples will keep a long time
if kept in a cool place –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
made an attempt to attend
daming school Monday but Mr Cobleigh
Birth: 1812-02-16 Death: 1879-11-20

did not come – there we[ re ]
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Reason: 
16 young
misses wanting for him at Corning Hall –
We hear that Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is about to
commence housekeeping – he sent for Harriet
Bogart
 Death: 1888-08-20
two weeks ago –
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I do not hear from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
since he
went to Baltimore and sometimes think
he has gone to Florida, as he intended
to leave before this time –
Love to Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
– tell ^him^ I have his last
letter – I hope you both keep well –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Fanny send love – Aunty
will go with Father to Washington –
but will not leave here as early as
he does –
meet him in New York –
I will let you know when she
goes through Albany – she thinks
she shall not stop – God bless you
Mother –
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Unknown
Mrs Seward
Nov 19th
1857