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

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

Date:1861-06-27

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

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: tml 

revision: amc 2021-06-27

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Washington, Thursday
My dear Mother,
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
left us
this morning to return home.
We are still awaiting the
news of the decisive blow in Virginia
which both sides are preparing
for. There must be a battle
or a retreat soon, perhaps before
you get this
Gen. Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
have has taken Balti-
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more out of the hands of the
Disunion police, which is one
important step in advance.
The Northern papers have
become so possessed with the
absurd notion that a compromise
was on foot, that no ordinary contra-
dictions were believed, and it was
thought best that I should make
an official one.
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
was unwell yesterday.
and Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
the day before. But
a day’s rest has restored
them both.
Affectionately your son
Frederick
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Frederick
June 27 th
1861