Letter from William Henry Seward Jr to Frances Miller Seward, August 15, 1858

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Letter from William Henry Seward Jr to Frances Miller Seward, August 15, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-08-15

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Letter from William Henry Seward Jr to Frances Miller Seward, August 15, 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 2020-12-24

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Albany Aug 15 th
My dear Mother
I arrived here safely Wednesday
afternoon but as I could find nothing of my room
mate I concluded to put off moving until the next
day & as my former landlady
Unknown
had left town I took
up my quarters at the Dunlop House where I
also found some of my friends staying, Thursday
afternoon we got moved and such a time as we
had of it you would have laughed to have seen us,
the Stands would tip over & the Bureau drawers would
not stay in there places more than five minutes at a
time the consequence was that every time the cart
went over any rough place Abeel
Unknown
and I would have
to follow along behind & pick the things up as fast as
they jolted out – but we have at last got settled & have
now been boarding with Dr
Birth: 1818
and Mrs Bennie (No 16 North
Pearl St) for nearly three days so far we are well enough
pleased with the looks of things but it being the first
time I have ever boarded with a private family I do know
whether I shall be pleased with the changes or not.
I saw nothing of Gov King
Birth: 1817-07-14 Death: 1900-11-21
at the depot
when I left on Wednesday & therefore infered that
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he did not come on the train I afterwards
saw by the Auburn papers that he arrived at
twelve.
Last evening I went in a few moments to see
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
he is quite well & says that Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
is also, he tell
me that he has not been to see Van Heuson
Birth: 1818 Death: 1893-06-15
& Charles
Birth: 1821-01-01 Death: 1892-08-01

yet, but thinks the Condensers have arrived safely,
I shall probably go up to Mr Whartons
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
this evening
If it does not rain.
We are expecting Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
down tomorrow afternoon
I have already received two letters in my box for him,
if he is willing to do for me what I proposed I shall
be up home again in a month or two.
Supper is just ready so I shall have to finish,
Have not attended church yet today but intend going
to St Pauls this evening.
Love to all.
Your affectionate son
Will

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Will – August 6
1858