Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, May 26, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, May 26, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-05-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, May 26, 1861

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: alc 

revision: tap 2018-07-03

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Page 1

Sunday May 26
My dear Son
We were all much
pleased with the photograph,
I cannot imagine any
thing prettier than
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
and the flowers.
Our latest accounts
from Washington tell
of the death of Col.
Elsworth
Birth: 1837 Death: 1861-05-24
and the
progress of the War
in Virginia – War
war how barborous
it is in its best guise
even without the added
horrors of treachery
and assassination
Page 2

I feel as if you are
all living near
the crater of an active
volcano.
I have two letters from
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
unanswered but
have been sick the
last 10 days.
Mrs. Dennis
Birth: 1812 Death: 1861-05-21
died
last Tuesday –
Mr Doty
Birth: 1799 Death: 1861-05-24
Friday,
he is to be buried to
day–
Col. J. M. Sherwood
Birth: 1793-09-16 Death: 1871-04-16

has lost his little
boy
Birth: 1852 Death: 1861-05-23
, 9 years old –
Col. Carpenter
Birth: 1821 Death: 1885-10-25
started
on his mission yes
Friday –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
went
to Albany the same day
Page 3

returning last evening.
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is at Elmira
I have not seen him
since last month.
I wish you could all
see the garden now
it is so pretty – My
illness has retarded the
labyrinth but I hope
to finish it this week –
I will write to Anna
in a few days.
God bless & keep
you all –
Mother –