Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, July 14, 1858

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Date:1858-07-14

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, July 14, 1858

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Sarah Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25  Death: 1867-06-10

location: Palmyra, NY

transcription: tml 

revision: amc 2020-12-23

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Auburn July 14 th 1858
My dear Miss Hance,
It seems a long time
since we have heard from you
I hope you continue in good
health — It is now six weeks
since Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
and I returned
from WashingtonMr Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

came a month later — Up
to the time of his return I
was very much occupied
putting the house and grounds
in order — Since he came
we have had company with
us all the time — Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

is not so well this Summer
as she was during the Winter

[top Margin] love & earnest wishes that you will
come and see us — I hope
your parents
x Birth: 1782-09-27  Death: 1888-04-18  Birth: 1794-02-24  Death: 1862-06-26 

are in good health —
very affectionately yours
F. A. Seward
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& consequently unable to
study much — She recites
her Latin to one of the
Teachers
Unknown
at the Institute
& is at present taking French
lessons from the same master
Birth: 1815

she had in Washington — She
recites Geography & History
to me occasionally —
When are you to have a
vacation? We shall expect
you to give us a week of
your time as you promised
last Winter — Miss Raines
Birth: 1823-11

of Canandaigua has been spending
a few weeks with Mrs
Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
, who is occupying her
house at Pisgah — She
had her Grandson
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
with her
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two months this Winter
which was very gratifying.
We see her almost every day.
The new bridge lessens the
distance considerably — Mrs
McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is as well as
she was last Summer —
Eliza is still with her —
We were obliged to leave
Catherine
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
in Washington to take
charge of the moving to another
house, which was not ready
when Mr Seward left.
Our garden has been very pretty
through the Summer.
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
came with me from
Washington and remained
here a month — Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
have been with
us since the 1 st of July —
William
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was home the 4 th
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all in usual health —
We have at present staying
with us, Miss Dunscomb
Birth: 1817-12-10 Death: 1892-01-01
of
Quebec. She is thoroughly
English in education and
manner— I sometimes fear
we shall not make the an-
ticipated excursion to the Sea shore
We are expecting so much
company that I do not see
how we can leave home — Fanny
is not at all reconciled to giving
it up — She was much grieved
a week ago, by the sudden
death of her little dog Rover
 Death: 1858-07-04

He died from no apparent
cause — the 4 th of July — My health
is better than last Summers.
I am able to see more of
my friends, though still have
the difficulty in talking long
at a time — Fanny sends much
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Miss Sarah Hance
Palmyra
N. York.
Unknown
William H. Seward
FREE
AUBURN NY
JUL 17
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