Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 8, 1861

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 8, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-08-08

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 8, 1861

action: sent

sender: Anna Seward
Birth: 1834-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: jxc 

revision: jxw 2021-06-14

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Page 1

Thursday
August 8th
My dear Mother.
From your
letter to Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
received
last evening I infer you
have not received my
letters relating to the
housemaid. I have
not engaged one, wait-
ing to hear more about
Miranda
Unknown
. In my last
letter written more than
a week ago– I asked
you if she could sew.
Page 2

I find Eliza
Certainty: Probable
has con-
siderable spare time, &
it would be very con-
venient to have some
one who could sew
nicely. If Miranda
is capable I think it
would be better to
take her than an entire
stranger.
It was intensely hot, at
our reception last even-
ing. I think very few
would have come
except out of curiosity
Page 3

to th see the Prince
Birth: 1822-09-09 Death: 1891-03-17
.
The dinner was very
pleasant.
I have a letter today
from De Friestville.
Mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
& Molly
Birth: 1847
had
just returned from
Newburg, where they
left Grandma
Birth: 1779-08-02 Death: 1863-02-13
.
They found their cook
Unknown

had been off on a spree
& was behaving so badly
they had to send her
away. Mother said
she had just hired a
new one but it was
uncertain that she
would answer.
Page 4

Mother begs me to tell
you that in consequence
of this she regrets to
be obliged to defer her
visit to Auburn for
this Summer.
John
Birth: 1841-12-14 Death: 1896-10-15
is at Syracuse
recruiting.
Love to all– Affectionately
Your daughter
Anna.
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Anna
Aug 8
1861