Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 8, 1859

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 8, 1859
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-07-08

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 8, 1859

action: sent

sender: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Leeds, England

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Unknown
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transcription: nwh 

revision: crb 2018-03-13

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Leeds July 8, 1859.
My dear Frederick
I leap from the grave
to the gay, from history to poetry
from romance I fall flat into
the midst of spindles and
poor lovers –
Just now I am pert
from Holywood and old
Stirling and from paternal
seats of the nobility: fallen
into the black thick smoke
of Yorkshire
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All artisans and manufacturers
are republicans. All their
employers (speaking in general
terms) are conservative) How
like the United States!
All the manufactures are
for peace, even to the point
of laxity in National defense.
The spindles are great
[ demoraliers ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: demoralizers
of national
valor.
I almost think myself a
prophet. I have told all
the London Statesmen that
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the war would be short, and
England remain safe – Few
believed it. Here today we
hear news of an armistice.
Sometime about the middle
of next week I shall get
off to the Continent – but my
address will always be
"Baring Brothers
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& Co London."
Love to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
. In haste always
Your affectionate father
William H. Seward
Frederick W. Seward Eq.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Henry to Fred
July 1859