Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., September 28, 1859

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., September 28, 1859
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-09-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., September 28, 1859

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: msf 

revision: ska 2020-01-29

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Editorial Note

The year on this letter was changed from 1857 to 1858 based on internal evidence. October 2 was a Saturday in 1858 and FMS went to Niagara Falls with the Napiers in October 1858.
Auburn Sep 28th
My dear Son,
I have your Sunday
letter this morning — I presume
it is colder in Albany than
here, though it was pretty
cold here two or three days
last week – yesterday and
to day are pleasant —
Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
does not come
yet, I expect him certainly
this evening – He went to Goshen
Saturday and said he
should be at home early
this week — Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and I
have had a quiet week
alone, so that I am quite
rested – We have been
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expecting Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
& Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

and still look for
them this week — Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

writes that he will be home
some time next week
I hope you will come too.
I hear that Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
is homesick
I hope it is not to last
for continued homesickness
is very depressing and will
prevent any benefits from
change of air – I shall
go and see Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

and inquire about it —
Our fair commences
tomorrow — We were much
amused with your description
of that at Albany —
Our calf would I think
take a premium were
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she taken, she is a
beautiful creature —
but we leave it for other
competitors — The horse
 Death: 1860Certainty: Probable

is running without a
shoe at present to let
her hoof grow —
Mr Patty's
Birth: 1808 Death: 1876-12-11
house is finished
and he moving into it
to day — The Loughboroughs
x Birth: 1821-12-03  Death: 1905-12-24  Birth: 1822  Death: 1895-09-16 

are also moving into
theirs — We do not
hear any more from
Willis
Birth: 1830
from which I infer
that he is not doing
very well.
Wednesday — Your Father did
not come last night —
I suppose he will to day
He wrote me that the
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Napiers
x Birth: 1823-12-20  Death: 1911-08-24  Birth: 1819-09-19  Death: 1898-12-19 
would probably
be here the 2d which
is Saturday of this week —
You know how gladly I
would have you go into
some business here which
would keep you near us —
but I have little influence
in determining others —
Thursday — I received a letter
from your Father last night
saying he would not be
home until Friday or Saturday
would return by the way
of Albany & the Napiers would
come about the same time
Will you give this note
to Fred — I have not time
to write a letter –
God bless you
Mother —
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William H. Seward
Albany
N. York
AUBURN, N.Y.
SEP 30
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Type: postmark
U.S. POSTAGE
THREE CENTS
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Type: postmark