Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, July 31, 1859

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, July 31, 1859
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-07-31

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, July 31, 1859

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Buffalo, NY

transcription: csh 

revision: amc 2020-11-30

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Sunday July 31
Ma chere petite
Your Friday’s
letter was so cheerful
that I did not write
yesterday — This morning
I have yours of Saturday
and am happy to know
that you are enjoying
yourself so much — It
is certainly very pleasant
to have kind friends
x Birth: 1846-01-11  Death: 1913-03-14  Birth:   Death:  

who contribute so greatly
to your comfort — I trust
my little girl will
not fail to do all
she can return such kindness
We intend now to leave
here Wednesday morning
at the same time you
did of course expect
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to reach Buffalo the same
hour when we hope to
have you join us and
go to Niagara the
same day — I presume
the cars go directly on
to Niagara which I
should prefer as I
shall be too much fatigued
to see any of my friends
that day, even were we
detained there some hours
You therefore meet us at
the station House —
The time that I spend
in Buffalo will be on
my return Friday
when Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
& Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
will go on to
Rochester leaving us
to join them. Saturday
we are all to return
home — I should make
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a very different arrangement
were I able to enjoy
the conversation of my
friends — but I am compelled
to forego that gratification
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
does not return
from New York yet —
Should he come in time
he will accompany us, if
not, we are old travelers
and can come alone —
Say to Mrs Gray
Birth: 1828-03-24 Death: 1902-09-15
I am greatly
obliged to her for her kind
invitation to come to her house —
I shall endeavour to see her
but do not think it will
answer to make any further
engagement — Should any
thing occur to change our
present purpose I will write
or telegraph — I was exceedingly
sorry not to be able to see Mrs
Perry
Birth: 1819-10-04 Death: 1898-02-12
when she called yesterday
morning — I will endeavour to
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see her before I come. Esther
Birth: 1846-11-19 Death: 1938-10-20

made me a very little
visit Friday – we walked
together in the garden —
The dogs
x Birth: 1856  Death: 1859  Birth: 1858  Death:  
have all gone to
Pisgah to spend the day with
Aunty — I will give them your mess-
age when they return — Yesterday
brought us another of Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
very
entertaining letters — dated at
Manchester — where he met
Lord Napier
Birth: 1819-09-19 Death: 1898-12-19
— Father does not
go now to Thirlestane — I
wrote yesterday — he will miss
your weekly contribution —
I was not quite sure that
Mr Gray
Birth: 1824
was Wm. M. Gray
or I should have directed my
first letter in that way —
Make my kind regards
to Mr & Mrs Gray and
give Ellen a kiss for me.
Good bye my darling
May God preserve you
Mother –