Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr., to Frances Miller Seward, August 3, 1859

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr., to Frances Miller Seward, August 3, 1859
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-08-03

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr., to Frances Miller Seward, August 3, 1859

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Lockport, NY

transcription: cnk 

revision: amc 2020-12-16

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Auburn Aug 3
My dear Mother
After leaving
you at Lockport yesterday, I went
up to the hotel, had a good dinner
and returned to the depot just in
time for the eastern train, was for-
tunate enough to make the connection
at Rochester and arrived at home
safely, at nine, I found every thing
as we had left it in the morning, and
Eliza reported that nothing of importance
had happened during the day, she
appeared quite relieved to see me, as
she was commencing to be a “little” afraid
and had every door & window in the
house barred and bolted. The dogs
x Birth: 1856  Death: 1859  Birth: 1851-06-13  Death: 1862  Birth: 1858  Death:  
, all
three of them, seem quite contented and
were stretched out in the sofa & chairs
in a general manner when I came in
last night. Today I ate dinner
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entirely alone and according to
Aunty's
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
instruction I had Trip
under the table. tonight I go to
a tea party at Mrs Watrous
Birth: 1805-01-29 Death: 1860
.
While coming home in the cars yesterday
I met Clara Miller
Birth: 1827-12-03 Death: 1911-07-07
, who had been
making a visit in Rochester, and was
then on her way home with her baby
Birth: 1859-01-24

to see her Mother
Birth: 1795-03-06 Death: 1868-05-13
who she says is
very ill.
As yet I have heard nor seen
nothing of Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
, perhaps he thinks
it unsafe to return before you have got
back for fear he may be impressed and
made to visit at Rochester.
Tell Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
that I saw Mr.
McClallan
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
this morning and he
said that if he had been with you
he should have stopped at Albion and
made a visit at his cousins
Unknown
.
On my return I found two letters
for you, which I sent on this morning
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If you wish, I can meet you at
Rochester and return with you, I suppose
however that Mr. Heuson
Birth: 1822 Death: 1861-10-14
will see you safely
on board the train & I can meet
you at the depot here, When or
wether what train will you probably
come in on Saturday.
Love to all Please give my regards
to Mr. & Mrs. Heuson
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
.
Your affectionate son
Will
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
Will Aug 3rd
1859