Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 31, 1861

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 31, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-03-31

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 31, 1861

action: sent

sender: Anna Seward
Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: csh 

revision: tap 2018-01-23

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Anna
Sunday March 31st
1861
My dear Mother
The pressure of
Officeseekers continued till
yesterday. I think they do
not intend to admit anyone
to the Department this
week except on Diplomatic
business. We have visitors
at 7 in the morning & at 11
at night. During breakfast
& dinner there is an incessant
ringing of the door bell so
that Henry
Unknown
has to remain
in the hall all the time.
Although I do long to see
you I am often glad you are are
safe from the ringing of bells
clamoring of doors & fumes of
tobacco.
Page 2

Mr Schleiden
Birth: 1815-07-22 Death: 1895-02-25
, Baron Gerolt
Birth: 1797-03-05 Death: 1879-07-27

Mr Adams
Birth: 1807-08-18 Death: 1886-11-21
& Mr Hunter
Birth: 1802-07-21 Death: 1886-02-02
of
the State Dept dined with
us last evening.
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
wrote for Mr Adams
to come on to receive his
instructions. He is to sail
by the 1st May. Mrs Adams
Birth: 1808-04-25 Death: 1889-06-06

Mary
Birth: 1845 Death: 1928-08-19
, Brooksy
Birth: 1848-06-24 Death: 1927-02-13
& Henry
Brooks
Birth: 1838-02-16 Death: 1918-03-27
go with him.
Mr Kuhn
Birth: 1821-11-02 Death: 1899-10-28
would have liked
to have gone as Secretary
of legation, but Mr Wilson
Birth: 1818-10-10 Death: 1878-03-09

had already been appointed
Mrs Bailey
Birth: 1812-12-12 Death: 1888
sends her love
to you. She is much better
this Winter. Mr
Birth: 1816-12-09 Death: 1886-12-02
& Mrs Pike
Birth: 1824-11-30 Death: 1908-01-15

have been with her all
Winter. Marcelle
Unknown
has been
promoted in the Treasury
Page 3

Dept & his salary increased
He is besides completing his
Law studies & preparing
Fred
Unknown
for college. I hear
that Mrs Bailey & Fanny
Birth: 1844

do copying for the Dept.
Do you recollect where
the copper plate for dinner
invitations was put?
I took out last week
notes for a Cabinet dinner
on Thursday – on my return
I found invitations from the
President
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15
for the same day –
so we recalled ours.
We have some warm days
& many cold ones – all of them
intolerably dusty. Some trees
& many shrubs are budding
out. La Fayette Square is
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looking so pretty that I
am impatient to move to
the new house. The enlarge-
ment of the Dining-room is
nearly completed & the bath
room is progressing.
I send you Mrs Brown's
Unknown

letter which came this morn-
ing. George Baker
Birth: 1840-03-27 Death: 1931-05-02
arrived
yesterday & entered upon
his duties.
We regret to hear of dear
Fanny's sickness. I hope she
is about again.
Eliza
Unknown
says I must tell you
she is perfectly ^contented^ now, &
would like to remain.
Mr Cameron
Birth: 1828-02-22 Death: 1894-03-15
says that
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
may choose his sta-
tion. Father was at ^in^ consulta-
tion with the President ^today^ from
from 12 1/2 till 5– This evening he

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has gone to see Lord Lyons
Birth: 1817-04-06 Death: 1887-12-05
& Genl Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
. He is quite
well. Love to all. Affectionately Your
daughter Anna