Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, August 21, 1863

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, August 21, 1863
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1863-08-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, August 21, 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: bpt 

revision: crb 2018-03-19

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Friday Aug, 21
My dear Son
The party left us
this morning at 1/2 past
8 to go to Elmira by
the Cayuga Lake
returning on the Seneca to
Geneva and from there
to Niagara – The pic-
nic at the Lake was
a success. – Mr
Birth: 1808-11-25 Death: 1883-09-19
and Mrs
Martin
Birth: 1818-12-25 Death: 1899-07-09
doing all they
could to make it
pleasant – The rain
last morning prevented
an assemblage of ladies
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as was intended but
there was a very promising
assemblage of men – on
which account I lost
the opportunity of spending
an hour with our
guests the last morning
I was only able to see
them in the evening
while here – Mr
Mercier
Birth: 1816-09-24 Death: 1886-10-16
is left at Mrs
Perry's
Birth: 1819-10-04 Death: 1898-02-12
too ill to go with
the party – I think he
took cold yesterday –
if I not better tomorrow
I will go see him.
I believe there was no
other untoward circumstances
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occurred to mar the pleasure
of the party – Mr Stoeckel
Birth: 1804 Death: 1892-01-26

has innumerable telegrams
from madame
Birth: 1826-05-03 Death: 1913
– I did
not see him or Mr
Schleiden
Birth: 1815-07-22 Death: 1895-02-25
at all last eve-
ning. We all regretted that
you & Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
were not along –
are you not coming home
before summer is gone? –
Love to Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
if he
is home – Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
hears
frequently from Will
who is well & more pleased
with his change of position.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is to come home
tomorrow if Frances
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23

continues to improve –
God bless you all
Mother