Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 8, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 8, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-07-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 8, 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: csh 

revision: crb 2018-01-17

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Page 1

Monday July 8th
My dearest Henry
We are having hot
July weather – I fear
it must be very un-
comfortable in a Southern
climate – I expect
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
& Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
home
to night and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

tomorrow night –
Fanny has enjoyed
her visit – She writes
me that Louisa Webb
Birth: 1830-12-14 Death: 1918-12-04

(Mrs Benton) is in
Washington – Captain
Benton
Birth: 1820-09-15 Death: 1881-08-23
is there I suppose
on duty ––
Page 2

Matilda
Birth: 1827-11-30 Death: 1896-10-03
is depressed
by the absence of her
family and the embarass
-ment of her husbands
Birth: 1818-10-22 Death: 1895-09-20

affairs –
We look anxiously
for all intelligence
from Washington
you did not
write the message –
I am reading the
"Essays & Reviews"
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which have made so
much commotion in
the English Church –
As far as I have
read they are
admirable productions
Page 3

I hope are an index
of the Spirit of the age
I have long wished our
church to stand upon
a broader platform but
it will be some time
before all will attain
to this – What a pity
it is that people are
afraid to trust God
to vindicate his own
wisdom & power & hol not
feel it necessary to
limit both to accommodate
their various views –
May He preserve you
all – your own
Frances —