Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1861

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-01-08

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1861

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: lag 

revision: csh 2018-06-22

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Auburn Jan 8th 1861
My dear Father
It was very
kind of you to write me
when you had so many
other things to busy you –
I meant to have answered
your letter on Sunday – but
as Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
wrote I concluded
to wait. So I did not send
you the very thing I wrote
for – and now after look-
ing, Mother thinks she
must have sent it herself–
It was an article from a
newspaper about a dinner
Page 2

given to Senator Wilkinson
Birth: 1819-01-22 Death: 1894-02-04

it was sent by Judge Good-
rich
Birth: 1804-09-27 Death: 1885-04-19
, with a few lines
saying he thought it was
intended for you – I believe
that was it – Mother says
it was not of much im-
portance – Mr Perry
Birth: 1817-07-08 Death: 1886-01-29

writes from St Paul
that he has seen the Judge
& Colonel Oakes
Birth: 1828 Death: 1862-05-28
and his
family
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– he is already
benefited by the change
of air.
Yesterday it thawed all
day, but last night a
change in the weather
saved our sleighing. The
horses are fat & gay – and
Page 3

Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is very proud
of them – I took Mary
Hosmer
Birth: 1846 Death: 1929
a sleighride on
Saturday afternoon- The
squirrels have taken possess-
ion of the woodhouse and
make a great chattering
there – They often come out
and play among the trees –
Please give my love to Eliza
Certainty: Probable

All send much love –
Your affectionate little girl
Fanny
Page 4

Unknown
Fanny Seward
Jan. 8. 1861