Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 27, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 27, 1861
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-06-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 27, 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: tml 

revision: amc 2021-03-04

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Thursday June 27 th
My dearest Henry
We were alarmed
yesterday by the report
of the "Times" that you
were ill – Will's
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
letter
of Sunday came last
evening, which somewhat
reassured us but I am
still afraid there was
some foundation for the
report – I hope we
may have another letter
to day – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
received
yours of Saturday and
I believe is now
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reconciled to remaining
at home – About the
1 st of July she is to go
to Tarrytown with Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and Eliza Horner
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31

who are to make Mrs
Perry
Birth: 1810 Death: 1877-01-07
a visit – We
hear that Gen. Webb
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
is
to take his family
x Birth: 1826-01-02  Death: 1890-01-16  Birth: 1858-08-01  Death: 1942-02-26  Birth: 1856-04-24  Death: 1928-12-24 
with
him to Brasil – is this
true?
We are watching with
much anxiety the action
of the Southern – ours
seem to await their move-
ments – I wish they
could be wise enough
to yield what is required
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of them without fighting
but this can hardly
be expected – There seems
to be no other way than
for our Government to
regain the stolen property –
by force if that is the
alternative –
Dr Wayland
Birth: 1796-03-11 Death: 1865-09-30
has applied
to the Secretary of War
Birth: 1799-03-08 Death: 1889-06-26

for the appointment of a
nephew
Birth: 1845-05-23 Death: 1920-05-31
to a cadetship
at West Point – With
the advice of the member
Birth: 1817-03-16 Death: 1875-03-07

of Congress of the District,
(which now a part of
Massachusetts, is will
after next Autumn be
a part of Rhode Island)
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the application is made
for an appointment at
large – He asks the
favor of your influence
with the President
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15

The young man's name
is Richard Burgess
a Grandson of
Tristam Burgess
Birth: 1770-02-26 Death: 1853-10-13
.
We have much of the
time cool pleasant
days and cooler
nights –
Love to the Children
x Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 

May God preserve you
all – your own
Frances –