Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 31, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 31, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-01-31

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 31, 1861

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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: wch 

revision: tap 2018-06-29

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Page 1

Auburn Jan. 31st
My dearest Henry
Your letter of Sunday
came yesterday – this
morning the beautiful
lines of Whittier
 Publisher: Ticknor and Fields Place of Publication:Boston, MA Date: 1861

which Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
claims
to place with her treasures –
I did expect you to
come home after I
went to Albany and
found how impossible
it was for you to leave
just now — I hope
you may get away
for a few days previous
to the 4th of March
Page 2

I fear such constant
confinement & labour
will make you sick –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
will tell you
many things I said
to him — I think
it better to wait for
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
before any thing
is done about the
house or furniture —
Anna’s taste & judgement
in such matters
is excellent —
William
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
came home
last morning – the rail
road seems in a very
unsafe condition from
the snow & exceedingly
cold weather —
accidents are happening
Page 3

daily & our mails
are very irregular —
Dr Bennett
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Hilem Bennett Sr.
Birth: 1791 Death: 1868-10-28
or Hilem Bennett Jr.
Birth: 1830 Death: 1885-08-10
came yesterday
to see Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

I fear her trouble is
increasing rather than
diminishing –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
wishes me to
say that Mr Austin
Birth: 1815 Death: 1865-07-24

(Stephen Austin) wishes
you to give his son in
law Lester
Birth: 1830-03-27 Death: 1902-09-16
a place
in your department! —
Love to Fred
May God bless &
cherish you
your own
Frances.