Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, April 30, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, April 30, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-04-30

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, April 30, 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: alc 

revision: jxw 2021-03-05

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Page 1

Auburn, April 30th
My dear Son,
We have at length
a letter through by mail
yours to Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, and Father's
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

addressed to Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
came
last evening – I am
much relieved to find
that you are all comparatively
safe – The indignation
against Baltimore is such
that the community here
were made v[ er ]
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y unhappy
by a rumour that an
armistice was acceeded
to by the President
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15


[top Margin] the Administration as do
the Time Tribune & Post
God protect you all
Mother.
Page 2

Nothing could be more
unpopular at the present
time than any prospect
of peace – “Through
Baltimore” is the
universal watchword.
I hope the Governor
Birth: 1798-09-02 Death: 1865-02-14

and people of Baltimore
may be wise enough
to secure a peaceful
passage for our troops
otherwise I shudder
at the sacrifice of
life which must ensue
Will is talking of
raising a company –
is it necessary? –
I have a letter from
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
dated the 4th
Page 3

April – He desired
me to ask you to
direct letters to Fort
Union New Mexico

He has gone there with
his company – It is
I think nearer Santa Fe
Nothing is thought or
talked of but war –
The company in which
Dennis
Birth: 1827Certainty: Probable
enlisted left for
Elmira Monday
Will dear Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

take the enclosed note
to Miss Dix
Birth: 1802-04-04 Death: 1887-07-17
who I
see is in the Hospital
at Washington – I have
asked some instructions
about Hospital supplies
Page 4

in which all the women
of the country are engaged –
it is better to work with
than without knowledge
When shall I see
you all – We are
well – Aunty and
the other Samaritans
are very busy every
day at Corning Hall
Frances
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is assisting
in clothing a company
of soldiers in Canandaigua
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
has collected
money and purchased
the colours for the
Cayuga regiment –
How misled it is to assail
good General Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
&