Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, February 27, 1863

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, February 27, 1863
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1863-02-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, February 27, 1863

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: srr 

revision: tap 2018-02-06

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Friday Feb 27th
My dear Son
Mr Day
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28
says
he wrote to Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
about
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
house but Will
is so far away he may
not get the letter imme-
diately so I write on
the same subject –
Mr Day wishes Augustus
to send him a power
of Attorney to enable him
to act, should circum-
stances permit us to get
possession of the place –
The present tenant, Mrs
Gaskill
Birth: 1826Certainty: Possible
, will not allow
any person to look at
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the house we are consequent-
ly losing many good
opportunities of letting
it for the next year –
There have been two desirable
applicants the last
week – but neither are
willing to take it without
seeing the inside – I
know so little of Mrs
Gaskill that I cannot
divine her motive for
acting in this manner –
but I am inclined to
think from some infor-
mation I have received
that she may be acting
with the advice of
W. T. Worden
Birth: 1806-07 Death: 1891
. She
has taken another house
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for the 1st of May – the
the time her lease of
this expires – Under
these circumstances should
you think it worth while
to have any repairs
made before the house
is vacant? indeed
I do not know that
Mrs Gaskill would
admit a carpenter
though the repairs are
for her accommodation –
After a few pleasant
days winter has
come back again –
I may come next
week but there are
so many contingencies
that I do not much
anticipate doing so –
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I should have written
this letter to Augustus
or Will, instead of
troubling you with it
but they may not be
in Washington –
Tell Will that the
two applicants are
Warren Burtis
Birth: 1824
, and
Mr Sheppard
Unknown
, the
Chaplain at the Pres –
both with small
families –
As Mr Perry
Birth: 1817-07-08 Death: 1886-01-29
has just
returned from N York
(Esther
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came in while I was
writing) – I will write to
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
Sunday & can then te[ ll ]
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Supplied

Reason: 

when I shall come – Did y[ ou ]
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Reason: 

send the passes? Love to
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
– God bless you
Mother