Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 25, 1860

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 25, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-03-25

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 25, 1860

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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: keh 

revision: ekk 2015-07-07

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Auburn March 25th
My dear Mother
We have another Snow storm
today, which from appearances will leave us snow
enough to last until April.
Your letter with the one inclosed came yesterday
morning, for which I am much obliged.
I have a letter from Mac
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
written a week
since, in which he appeard somewhat uncertain in
regard to returning to Auburn. He has been offered
an interest in a business at Mobile which makes
a strong inducement for him to remain there. He is
however to let me know in a few days upon what
he has decided.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
spent most of yesterday here making cake
and other eatables for me. My hens (of which I
have twenty) furnish a liberal supply of eggs, and
I shall be able to furnish you a doz & a half a day when
you return. I intend to remove the hens to Pisgah as
soon as the barn is finished[ . ]
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Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
has been quite unwell and confined
to her room most of the week, although she appeared
much better last evening. Dr Robinsons
x Birth: 1830-06-24  Death: 1891-04-27  Birth: 1804-02-04  Death: 1889-07-28 
says
it is the effects of a cold in the face, but I am
inclined to think that it is the same headach with
which she used to suffer so much, brought on by con-
tinual excitement, and that one days quiet would
effect a much sooner cure that all the medicine Dr
Robinson can give, but between the Steam Engine acrost
the road, Lucys
Birth: 1832-04-27 Death: 1903-12-20
Sewing Machine downstairs, the baby
Birth: 1859-01-03 Death: 1873-06-07

in the same room and her brother George
Birth: 1842-08-29 Death: 1896-10-29
(who like all
other boys takes much delight in making all the
noise possible, merely because he is requested to keep
quiet) she is kept excited and nervous all the time.
Did you notice in the papers lately an
account of a lecture delivered by Wendell Phillips
Birth: 1811-11-29 Death: 1884-02-02

in Brooklyn “in which he took occasion to denounce
Senator Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
” when much to his astonishment the
audience arose on the spot, and gave three hearty
cheers for Wm H Seward.
I suppose you intend to start for home about
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the time of the Charleston Convention. I
shall be very glad to have you here again
and see the house open once more[ . ]
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Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
& Julia
Unknown
I suppose are well as I
hear nothing to the conterary[ . ]
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Love to all
Your affectionate son
Will
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Mother
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
March 25th
1860