Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, March 3, 1861

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, March 3, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-03-03

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet Watson Seward, March 3, 1861

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sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Janet Seward
Birth: 1839-11-18  Death: 1913-11-09

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: tap 2018-01-23

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Editorial Note

Original in possession of Ray and Sue Messenger, Moravia, NY; digitized, transcribed, and included on website with their permission.
Washington Mar 3d
My dear Jenny
Col Carpenter
Birth: 1821 Death: 1885-10-25
&
myself are comfortably quartered
in my old room, besides us Mr
Austin
Birth: 1805-09-26 Death: 1880-12-20
& Geo Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
are here
and R Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
is expected
tomorrow. The City is not
only full but perfectly packed every
train increasing the number a
thousand I have never seen
a larger crowd here before two
thirds of all these people are
from the Northern States, even
Maryland having compartively
a small representation here
The weather is delightfull, so
warm that winter clothes are
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quite uncomfortable it bids
fair to be a splendid to day
for tomorrow, and as the time
draws near the excitement increases,
the town is alive with rumors
of every dscription in regard to
the Cabinet and the new admin-
istration but most of them are
manufactured reports. No trouble
is antisapate tomorrow and I think
every thing will pass off quietly
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is overrun with callers
of all kinds and there is at
least a half doz every minute
of the time wanting for a private
consultation, every mail brings
from seventy five to a hundred
letters of which nine tenths are
applications for office, I do not
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think I should be far out
of the way if I were to say
that he has two hundred applicat-
ions a day, but he does not seem
particularly annoyd and is
in better spirits than I have
seen him for a long time
I saw Theo
Birth: 1824-12-31 Death: 1905-03-23
last night and found
him quite well and very glad
to see us, tell Libbie
Birth: 1835-09-04 Death: 1892-02-25
there
is no prospect of an extra
session of the House at present,
Chas Standart
Birth: 1802-05-30 Death: 1896-05-02
Nelson Fitch
 Death: 1897

and Jas Snyder
Birth: 1830-01-09 Death: 1914-10-27
are all at
Willards, these are the only
Auburn people I have seen
as yaet.
Fath and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
have
gone to church this morning
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Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
& I remain at home,
All are well and send much
love
Your own
Will