Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 18, 1861

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 18, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-07-18

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 18, 1861

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: lag 

revision: iwl 2021-04-23

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Auburn July 18th 1861
My dear Father
I thought to have
written on Sunday, an answer
to your welcome letter which
came the night before– but as
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
wrote that morning I
waited longer. After the two
kind letters you wrote me exp-
laining why it was best that
I should not go to Washing-
ton now, I felt feel assured
that it is wiser for me to re-
main at home– I thank you
very much for giving me
such a full explaination of the
reasons you had.
The evening paper has just
come– bringing intelligence
of preparation but no battle.
Page 2

A few days ago Mr Barrett
Birth: 1860 Death: 1939
arrived
from the South, having come
to take Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
back with him–
they expect to go the first of
August.
Last night there was a little
company at aunty’s
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, mostly of
my acquaintances, just en-
ough to be very pleasant. Cousin
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
is still here– she ex-
pects to go home Saturday–
Among those at Aunty’s were
Emily Hall
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and her brother
Birth: 1846
,
and Mr Wright’s
Birth: 1806-03-18 Death: 1897-02-24
two sons
x Birth: 1844-11-12  Death: 1903-06-16  Birth: 1842-12-11  Death: 1902 
, be-
sides Ellen
Birth: 1844-09-14 Death: 1920-04-14
& Esther Perry
Birth: 1846-11-19 Death: 1938-10-20

and Mary Titus
Birth: 1846-01-11 Death: 1913-03-14
.
Next Tuesday I expect to go to
Rochester with Sarah How
Birth: 1843 Death: 1863-08-10
,
to visit Mrs Ayrault
Birth: 1810-04-07 Death: 1899-08-07
– a friend
of Mrs How
Birth: 1808 Death: 1866-04-16
’s– I shall not
be gone long.
This evening Frances, Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09

and I are to drive up to the
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Martin
Birth: 1808-11-25 Death: 1883-09-19
’s– Troop Martin
Junior
Birth: 1844-12-23 Death: 1885-05-23
, and his sister Eva
Birth: 1843-02-28 Death: 1922-07-31

were to leave for Washington
yesterday, to visit at
Silver Spring. Tell Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

Mary Martin
Birth: 1838-05-05 Death: 1884-01-26
sends a very
urgent request for her photo-
graph. I suppose Harriet
Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
will be in Washington
in a day or two– she also was
to set out yesterday to go there.
It is just tea time, so,
with much love from all
Your affectionate little girl
Fanny
P. S. Thomas Miller’s
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
Mother
Birth: 1792-05-02 Death: 1866-01-14

is staying here.