Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 26, 1860

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 26, 1860
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-04-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 26, 1860

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: mah 

revision: msr 2018-06-22

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Page 1

Home —
Thursday 26th
My dear Henry
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
met us at
Elmira — we left
there at 4 oclock
and reached here
at 1/2 past 12 — 8 hours
one longer than coming
from Albany — Except
this destination, and
the early rising at
Elmira, which is
entirely unnecessary
I found this a much
easier route home

[top Margin] Mr Camerons
Unknown
pass was
duly honored —

Page 2

The first day 85
miles the 2d — 172
& the last 82 — I was
never less fatigued —
Neither Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
or Will
are well — Lazette
has not recovered, and
Will has a lame back.
He looks thin though
he says he is well,
did not tell me
of his back — that I
learned from Aunty –
I think he will destroy
himself while young
by immoderate
exertions — We were
overtaken or met
by a snow storm
Page 3

at Elmira — found
the snow 2 inches
deep at Geneva — To day
it is melting fast —
I have not yet looked
at the place marred
by the fire — It was
marvellous that the
house was saved — the
farms were torn down
and the roofs deluged
with water — The
garden is covered with
burnt shingles — The
cattle did not quite
escape the flames—
Generous old Cleo was
more singed than her
children
Unknown
as she made
them precede her in
Page 4

her escape— There are
many rumours about the
incendiary but nothing
which has led to detection.
We hear nothing from
Charleston today— I
suppose it is useless to spec-
ulate — I am sorry
Greely
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
makes it so man-
ifest that he wants
Douglas
Birth: 1813-04-23 Death: 1861-06-03
nominated —
The Rochesters
x Birth:   Death: 1868 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1797  Death: 1874 Certainty: Probable
came with
us from Harrisburg — spent
the Winter in Florida
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is in New York
still — will be here
probably next week.
John
Birth: 1827
— leaves tomorrow
will be home Saturday.
Love to Julia
Birth: 1839-04-03 Death: 1866-07-11
— Her father
Birth: 1803-10-21 Death: 1861-03-22

was here last evening— Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

is to see Mrs Worden
Birth: 1804-06-10 Death: 1883-12-18
to day
Your own
Frances—