Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, June 14, 1858

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, June 14, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-06-14

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, June 14, 1858

action: sent

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

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: csh 

revision: amc 2020-12-22

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Albany June 14 th
My dear Mother
I should have written to
you last week but have been so busy that
I have been unable to do so. We are not
doing quite as much business at present as we have
been but we have about the same amount of work
“Gibbs”
Unknown
left us about a week ago and will probably
not return as he has made arrangements for going
into business at New York with a large Iron
firm.
I was much surprised a week or so since
on looking into the Auburn paper to see an
account of a shooting affair at our house and
was quite [ releave ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: relieve
next morning by reading your
letter stating that it was all untrue and only
a story made up by “Willis”
Unknown
my first impression
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on reading the article was that “Willis”
had made more out of it then was realy
true but I could hardly believe that he would
get up such a story without there was at least
some foundation.
Last Friday I attended a wedding party
(or rather a reception) given by Mr
Birth: 1823-05-17 Death: 1903-02-19
& Mrs
Birth: 1823 Death: 1889-12-10
M.E. Viele
to Miss Townsend
Birth: 1826-06-11 Death: 1905-01-20
(now Mrs. Coles) it was quite a
pleasant affair and although the day was a rainy
one yet every one appeared to enjoy themselves, Mr
Viele lives some distance from the City so we of course
were obliged to ride, “Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
” & Mrs Wharton
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

were all there but as we did not get there untill
late we found that they had gone before we arrived
“Fred” invited me to ride out with them but I had
before made an engagement to go with some of the
“boys”
Unknown
and consequently could not accept.
I suppose you do not know what Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
arrangements
are in regard to coming home at the close of the
Session.
I shall be obliged to finish this letter without
writing more as I am going to fill out some orders
and probably shall not have time to take it up again
this evening.
Love to Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and all.
Your affectionate son
Will
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Will
June 14 th
1858