Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, February 26, 1860

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, February 26, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-02-26

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, February 26, 1860

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: sgl 

revision: ekk 2015-07-07

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Auburn Feb 26
My dear Mother
I rec d [ you ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: your
letter last
week telling me of Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
kind comment to
the partnership with Mac
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
. I have written
to Mac and he will probably make no [ father ]
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Alternate Text: further

arrangements in regard to going West, although
of course we shall make no arrangements for matters
here until after his return, and not then, unless
everything bid fair to be perfectly safe.
Our paper arrived day before yesterday, and just
in time as the Central R.R. had run entirely
out of books, this time it appears to be all right[ . ]
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Reason: 

I shall take some of the books to Albany with
me tomorrow, where I am going to try and
introduce them on the Hudson R.R.R. I shall be
gone but one day and Fred Allen
Birth: 1836-11-05 Death: 1924-04-18
will stay at
the house while I am gone.
I suppose Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
wrote you that I had exchanged
"Frank" for another hores, he became almost
unmanagable this winter, so much so that it was
not safe for anyone to drive him but myself.
I exchanged with Ed Hall
Birth: 1818-06-19 Death: 1870-04-28
who you probably know and
I think he will take full as good care of him as
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he got when I had him. Ed has another grey
horse and will drive them togather. The hores
I have now is a large sorrel one, and so gentle
that Aunty or Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
can drive him. My principal
object in making this change was on account of Pisgah
for I never should have dared to hurt anyone else
to drive Frank, and as I expect to do but a small
share of the riding myself when we get there, he
would be almost useless.
The barn is progressing finely and will be finished
by the middle of next month.
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
continues to improve in health, and
sends much love to you and Fanny. They
are all very busy at Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
for some reason
or another and the amount of linen & cloth
in general that has made its appearance lately
is perfectly alarming. Mrs Watson has promised to
give Jenny a handsome piano next June.
Aunty continues quite well and takes much
interest in the building of the barn.
Fathers speech is looked for anxiously by
the Republicans here.
Much love to all
affectionately your son
Will
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
William Feb 26
1860