Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Frances Miller Seward, July 4, 1861

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Frances Miller Seward, July 4, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-07-04

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Frances Miller Seward, July 4, 1861

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Tarrytown, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: lag 

revision: iwl 2021-04-15

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Tarrytown July 4th 1861.
My dear Mother
The mails from Aub-
urn usually come at evening, and
not receiving one last night I had
given up expecting one until tonight,
when Robert
Birth: 1834 Death: 1884-10-01
returning from the
Post Office handed me one this
morning– I was delighted to get
it– and very glad you were so much
better– also that you had heard
from Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

and I will meet you in Albany,
Monday, & I will ascertain and
let you know by what train– I
had no time to tell you last night
that Tuesday afternoon we called at
Matilda Morgan’s
Birth: 1827-11-30 Death: 1896-10-03
– we found her
dressed in mourning, for some relative
Unknown

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of Mr Morgan
Birth: 1818-10-22 Death: 1895-09-20
– she has grown
quite thin– at first she did not
know me at all– I think I must
be very much altered, for she is the
third person who has failed to
recognise me at first. Mr Mor-
gan has failed in business & his
reverses will probably cause them to
leave Irvington and go to New
York
or Brooklyn– Matilda sent
much love to you and wished
me to ask you to write to her–
This morning we, Aunt Clara,
Miss Horner
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31
and I, went to
for a long and delightful drives–
past the brook where Irving
Birth: 1783-04-03 Death: 1859-11-28

as a boy caught his first fish–
on the Sleepy Hollow road– to Poka-
hoe– to Irving’s grave again, and
all over, through the “green lane
of the country–” It is lovely here
now– today is quite warm, & I am
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rejoicing in pink sunshine. While
out we saw an Irish procession,
celebrating the day– I drove two
in hand this morning–
This is the most quiet 4th of
July I ever remember to have spent.
We are invited to a neighbor
Unknown
’s to see
fire works tonight, I don’t know
whether we are to go t or not.
Mrs Bronson
Birth: 1810 Death: 1888-03-16
& sends her love and
Miss Horner desires hers to all–
I am glad Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
had ^such^ a pleas-
ant little party, With love
to her, Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
& Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
& remem-
brances to the girls
Unknown
– I and hoping
you will keep well, dear Mother
Your affectionate little girl
Fanny
P.S. The train which we take on
Monday leaves N. Y. at eleven, &
arrives here about twelve, reaching
Albany at abo after four. Fanny.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Fanny July 4th
1861