Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., January 27, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., January 27, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-01-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., January 27, 1858

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: nwh 

revision: vxa 2020-11-07

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Washington Wednesday 27
My dear Son,
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has at length found your
card among your Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
papers – I find
ours also so I should not be quite sure
this was yours – Your Fathers is is addressed
as the Honorable Wm. H. Seward – Lord
Napier
Birth: 1819-09-19 Death: 1898-12-19
called upon me Tuesday – "So, said
he to Fanny "you could not keep your brother
to the ball" – The ball was made
brilliant by the whole diplomatic corps
appearing in court costume – 300 invitations
only were given – while there was many
more than that number of applications
not complied with – I was sick
yesterday and while confined to my room
& just as th a dinner party were summoned
to the table Mr
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
& Mrs Mellen
Birth: 1830 Death: 1902
came – I
expected them the evening previous – I am
glad to be able to be with them to day –
They have gone this morning to the Capitol –
I think will remain here until next
week – Father has written again for
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
to come – we have no answer
yet –
Page 2

I have one letter from Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
who was
well – busy with our house & Pisgah
I find that I have a number of letters to
write so I will make this a short one –
I send Mr. Viele's
Birth: 1825-06-17 Death: 1922-04-22
seeds this morning –
The books I will attend to when I
feel a little stronger – Fanny
sends love – the Mellens were
sorry you had left –
God bless you
Mother –
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Unknown
Mrs. Seward
1858