Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., February 19, 1860

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., February 19, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-02-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., February 19, 1860

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Unknown
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revision: ekk 2015-07-07

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Washington, Feb 19-
Sunday
My dear Son,
I am up early this
morning to tell you of the
kind consent of your father to
your proposition in regard
to McDougal
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
- He says
he will furnish half the
capital you specify if
Mac. can furnish the
remainder. That I
suppose was the understanding.
I hope you may succeed
in forming the partnership.
In the mean time I
hope you will not fill
another ice house – such
labour breaks down constitutions
much more hardy than
yours – and a broken
constitution is a great
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calamity to any one
especially to a young
person. If you have
as cold weather comparatively
as we, these will be
in for a long time to
come – our furnaces do
not burn well some days
then we are all uncomfortably
cold. The reception
of Friday evening was
very satisfactory. I think
no one would question
the prevalence of the & progress
of Northern sentiment had
they seen the gathering here.
There were so many persons
who always go with
the stronger current
that no other proof
would be necessary.
I shall write more
particularly to Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

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but I was in a
hurry this morning
to tell you of your
fathers compliance with
your wishes.
When you think of
your mother on Sunday
I wish you would
read at least one
chapter in your
Bible - it is the
best moral guide
given to mankind.
May God bless
And direct you
always – Mother
Don’t fail always
give my love to Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09

Give the slip to
Aunty-
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
William H. Seward
William H. Seward Jr.
Auburn
N. York
Washington City D.C.
MAR
22
1860
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