Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Sarah D. Hance, 1860

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Sarah D. Hance, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Sarah D. Hance, 1860

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Sarah Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25  Death: 1867-06-10

location: Macedon Center, NY

transcription: atb 

revision: crb 2017-07-17

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Editorial Note

This letter was written after the birth of Benjamin Hance on December 9, 1860 and during the spring according to Frances Miller Seward's postscript, also before the adjournment of Congress, which was on June 28, 1860
-ing, and had took lesson in
French from a French woman.
Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
is in Philadephia, and
expected here th quite soon.
Julia
Unknown
and I used to read a
good deal, we read Jane Porter's
Birth: 1776-01-17 Death: 1850

"Scottish Chiefs"
Author: Jane Porter Publisher: Derby and Jackson Place of Publication:New York City Date: 1857
Wm Ware's
Birth: 1797 Death: 1852

"Zenobia"
Author: William Ware Publisher: C. S. Francis Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1838
and "Aurelian,"
Author: William Ware Publisher: C.S. Francis & Co. Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1849

"Plutarch's Lives"
 Publisher: Harper & Brothers Place of Publication:New York City Date: 1840
(several of them)
all of Scotts
Birth: 1771-08-15 Death: 1832-09-21
longest poems.
I too reserve the Waverly's
 Publisher: A.L. Burt Place of Publication:New York Date: 18?
to read
with you.
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
has been too much
confined at Washington
to be well, she is better here,
where she has exercise. Aunty
Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has had Franky
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
with
her at "Pisgah" for three weeks,
nearly ever since Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

returned from wintering
at Nassau, New Providence
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Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is as usual–
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
has been ordered from
Utah to Mexico, his letters are
to be sent to Santa Fe but
I do not know exactly where
he will be stationed, still
he is nearer home than he
was.
I was very sorry about your
hands. I don't wonder that
it is hard to write, and am
afraid your letters tire you
just a line will be enough, I
don't want to make them
any worse—I hope they will
be able to help them in New
York
– Are you not coming
to visit us this summer? of
course you must write
me before your vacation
begins, for I wish to monopolize
all I can of it.
Let me congratulate Freddy
Birth: 1858-10-17 Death: 1909-12-27

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on having a brother
Birth: 1859-12-09 Death: 1943-01-05
, which
I know from experience
I is a very nice thing to have
I am so glad you were pleased
with the ambrotype, I tried
to have that photograph of
Rover
 Death: 1858-07-04
and I copied, but the
man did not succeed owing to
the glazing of the paper. I have
the result of his experiments,
which I will show you when
you come, but I did not
think them worth sending,
So I sent that one, which the
rest of the family thought a
good one.
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
returns to Washington
next week.
I saw Mary Titus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1895-12-19
last evening
she sent a great deal of love
to you and said "O I do love
Miss Hance." So do I–
This is a long letter, now I must
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go down stairs and make
some gingerbread for tea–
So, with a great deal of love,
in which all join, I remain
Ever your affectionate
Fanny Seward
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
My Dear Sarah, I hope you
will not fail to come
and see us this summer
I wish you could be here
now when the birds &
flowers are so abundant
Mr Seward will be
at home after the adjournment
of Congress, which I always
consider a strong a attraction
for winters–
very affectionately
your F.A. Seward
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Miss Sarah D. Hance
Macedon Center
Wayne Co.
N. York