Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 23, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 23, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-03-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 23, 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: Washington D.C., US

transcription: lbk 

revision: tap 2018-07-03

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Page 1

Auburn
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Editorial Note

Given the date of Ethan Warden’s death, this letter written the day after he died is 18610323
Saturday 23rd
My dear Henry
Ethan Warden
Birth: 1803-10-21 Death: 1861-03-22

died yesterday morning
at 9 oclock easily
at last and peacefully –
He has suffered greatly
through his sickness
I shall go there to day –
was not well enough
to go yesterday – Charles
Birth: 1833-07-10 Death: 1883-08-30

is in Detroit – no time
for the funeral is fixed –
Owing to the specious
representations of Dr.
Page 2

Briggs
Birth: 1807-12-05 Death: 1888-04-24
both of the boys
Birth: 1843-08-24 Death: 1869-12-15

had left home –
Julia
Birth: 1839-04-03 Death: 1866-01-11
is still here –The
family
Birth: 1804-06-10 Death: 1883-12-18
are said to be
in a very destitute
condition – Julia will
return to her school
and I presume Mrs
Warden will go to her
sister
Unknown
x

Editorial Note

Possibly Electa Samantha Abel
Birth: 1810-07-28 Death: 1872
or Dorliska Backus
Birth: 1816-01-17 Death: 1870-02-01
in Waterloo
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Either Waterloo, NY or Waterloo, MI
for
the present –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has made some
arrangement whereby he
gets one of the upper
rooms in the Exchange
buildings – He is very
much engaged and
very happy apparently –
Page 3

Give my Love to
the children
x Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 
tell Anna
I have her letter.
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
writes the 18th
of Feb. “The conference
with the Chiefs of the
Navajos took place
at Ft. Fontleroy on the
15th. We have not yet
heard the result –”
It seems to me that
9 hours a day is too
Long for you and Fred
to work – God bless you
Your own
Frances –