Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 1, 1858

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Date:1858-04-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 1, 1858

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Key West, FL

transcription: amr 

revision: amr 2020-10-02

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Washington April 1t
My dear Son
I have your letter of the 10t
of March and find you will not
leave so soon but that I may send you
another letter — Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has been rather
unwell this week, has been in the Senate
to day for the first — he seems quite
well again to night – on the whole is
much better than he was last Winter –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
writes me that Cousin Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24

went to New York Tuesday leaving Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23

with her — which is very pleasant for
her — she was going to our house to
keep him there — Frances was to be away
about a week — Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and all
at home well — Sarah Seward
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12

left us to day after a visit of two
weeks — Next week Mr
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
and Mrs Grier
Birth: 1801-01-16 Death: 1860-02-07
and their youngest daughter
Birth: 1844 Death: 1925


[top Margin] I have filled my sheet — May God preserve
and return you to us — Mother
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are to come for a visit — Also Dr
Henry
Birth: 1797-12-17 Death: 1878-05-13Certainty: Possible
an Episcopalian clergyman
from Poughkeepsie — formerly at Geneva
Father and he were traveling together
somewhere summer before last —
Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
writes that Mr Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02

gets no letters — he is now in
New York — Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
still remains
in a low state — Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

was here for one day last week –
I saw him but once not being very
well at that time — He told me
he thought there was little prospect of
Mr Wilkeson's recovery — I do not
know what arrangement will be made
about the Journal – Fred certainly needs
more assistance than he has at present.
The revival of in Religious feeling seems
to pervade all parts of the state and
all denominations — Aunty says there is
an unusually large accession to the Episcopal
as well as the other churches in Auburn
Mr Draper
Birth: 1795-04-14 Death: 1866-11-06
of New York was here
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last evening — enquired about you —
Last Saturday Father & Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and I went
with Lady Napier
Birth: 1823-12-20 Death: 1911-08-24
& her four boys
x Birth: 1852-01-21  Death: 1919-08-19  Birth: 1850-07-03  Death: 1874-02-21  Birth: 1848-11-13  Death: 1938-03-09  Birth: 1846-09-22  Death: 1913-12-06 

to the little Falls of the Potomac –
spending part of the day on the rocks
by the rivers side — it was a pleasant
excursion on the whole — the children
enjoyed it exceedingly —
Tuesday of this week Fanny & I went
with Sarah Seward to Mt Vernon
we went on the Boat — the day
being fine & no crowd of passengers
one found it very pleasant — I have
not in some years seen the place in
so good order — Mr Woodhull
Birth: 1813-04-02 Death: 1863-02-19

offers his house for sale — as we do
not wish to buy it, I suppose we shall
leave at the close of the session — cer-
tainly if he finds a purchaser — I do
not wish to go home before you come
if there is a prospect of your coming
early in May — Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is to go to Mr
Schoolcraft — as he has had charge of their
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garden chiefly since Dennis
Birth: 1827
left we shall
miss him in that department —
Since I commenced writing Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
has
been in to say that Fred will not be
able to come for her — She was expecting
him when the Legislature adjourned —
Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
is not able to be in the office
at all while Mrs Weed is so low —
Fanny has a new music teacher
Unknown

German with whom she is pleased —
Her dancing lessons are quite improving —
She has been unusually well all Winter –
She and Anna send love —
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was quite ill for a few days with
a sore throat but writes that he is
well again. Yesterday a vote was taken in
the House on Mr Crittenden's
Birth: 1787-09-10 Death: 1863-07-26
amendment to the
Kansas Constitution Bill — a majority of 8 was
in favour of the amendment which is considered
equivalent to a defeat of the Lecompton Constitution.
as the amendment ensures the vote of the
whole of the people on any Constitution presented —
This amendment will not pass the Senate, but the
friends of Kansas think it having passed the house


[right Margin] will prevent any further action of the
question this Session of Congress, while Kansas



[top Margin] will be left to form a constitution for herself–