Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 29, 1862

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 29, 1862
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1862-06-29

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 29, 1862

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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: srr 

revision: tap 2015-06-16

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Auburn June 29th 1862
My dear Father
I was very glad
you find time to write me
such a long and interesting letter –
and that you felt benefited by
your visit home – I hope you
will not have to wait so long
again before repeating it.
We have had busy times
since I wrote last – having
company all the time — Mary
Hosmer
Birth: 1846 Death: 1929
came to visit me, when
her school closed, and spent
a week – leaving yesterday –
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She has not gone out of town
yet, but expects to join her
mother
Birth: 1810 Death: 1871
in Syracuse in a
few days – and has return-
ed to Mr Browne’s
Birth: 1829-01-28 Death: 1887-01-19
to make
preparations for a journey
to Boston. Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
has
written you that Captain
MacDougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
is with us – 
he is obliged to walk on
crutches, but is improving
Amanda Schooley
Birth: 1842-02-01 Death: 1916-05-13
is still
here.
Friday was the Anniversary
of Willie’s
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
wedding; Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09

and I invited a number
of friends to tea, to celebrate
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the day – the evening passed
very pleasantly – the
labyrinth was a source of
much entertainment.
Mr Woodruff’s
Birth: 1807-09-12 Death: 1885-11-01
second son
Birth: 1838-01-10 Death: 1899-10-30
,
Delevan, was married in
Aurora, on Thursday, to
Miss Anna Gould
Birth: 1838-05-08 Death: 1904-09-15
– they have
gone to Niagara Falls on
a wedding trip, making
quite a sensation with
special cars through Mr
Chedell’s
Birth: 1806-04-24 Death: 1875-06-19
directiorship.
Willie Wright
Birth: 1842-12-11 Death: 1902
was brought
home last night he is better
but very weak yet.
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
seems not in
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inclined to going to Washington
the truth is she has such a
horror of the Train, that she
cannot bear to be any nearer
to it or its accompaniments
than she now is – I should
like to come – and perhaps
can do so, and go wherever
she does besides.
How grieved we all felt to
hear of the death of Lieut. Col.
Palmer
Birth: 1809-04-15 Death: 1862-06-18
! it must be a sad
blow to his wife
Birth: 1827-11-12 Death: 1903-07-15
.
With much love to all
Your affectionate daughter
Fanny