Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 18, 1861

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 18, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-02-18

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 18, 1861

action: sent

sender: Anna Seward
Birth: 1834-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: iwl 

revision: iwl 2020-12-23

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Page 1

Monday Feby 18th
My dear Mother,
I have been
much delayed in
moving by the breaking
up of the ice. The
only communication
with Rensselaer Co is by Troy– which
is almost too far
to send heavy loads
of furniture.
There is however not
more than two loads
of furniture left
besides the kitchen
Page 2

things. Everything
is packed except
the china glass &
cooking utensils in
daily use.
Molly
Birth: 1847
was with
me last week. We
went to Meadow-
Brook on Saturday.
Mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
&Father
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
retur-
ned with me today.
Margaret
Birth: 1835
decided
she could not leave
Albany, and has engag-
ed in a place to, which
she is anxious to go
tomorrow or Wednesday.
Page 3

I think of shuting
up the house this
week, putting the
furniture in one room
to be removed when
the Ferry opens.
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
writes he &
Harrington
Birth: 1816-10-26 Death: 1892-12-05
are franking
1000 speeches an hour
& answering 300 letters
a day. He intends
to see the bottom of
the letter basket & to
make a clean sweep
of everything in the
office before the 4th
of March
Page 4

I am so sorry Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

did not come down.
Give my love to her
& to all your family
x Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10 
circle–
Your affectionate daughter
Anna.