Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 13, 1863

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 13, 1863
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1863-09-13

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 13, 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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Sunday Sep 13th
My dear Son
The Peales
x Birth: 1814-03-08  Death: 1889-02-03  Birth: 1799-11-02  Death: 1885-03-13 
have
been with us since
Friday morning and
seem to enjoy their
visit, though the
visit to the Lake
was not in sunshine.
They leave tomorrow
morning – I have
written to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
at
her fathers
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
but as
I have no answer
I presume the letter
was some time

[top Margin] Later
I have a
letter from Anna
who says she leaves
for N.Y. the 21 – –
Fanny will
join her at
Albany the
same day
I will
write to Anna

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getting to her –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
intends returning
with her when she
goes back to Washington.
Mr Peale has attempted
sketches of the interior
of the house but I
fear an obscured sky
will prevent success
The garden and grounds
are still so pretty
that I would like
to have you see
them, also to see
Pisgah before the
frost comes to mar
their beauties.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has been better
for two or three days
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past – I shall stay
with her when
Fanny is gone.
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
gives some encour-
agement about a visit
home but is by no
means sure of coming –
I would write to
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
in New York
did I know his address.
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
and baby
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05

are with Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13

who has just returned
from Lake Superior.
I hope your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

keeps well and has
not yet exhausted
the strength he
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gained by his jaunt –
Aunt Serene
Birth: 1802
writes
me an imploring letter
about a plan for her
son
Birth: 1836 Death: 1910-07-27
on whom she
says she is dependent
for support – He
has tried to get a
place in the medical
corps, but without
success. I hope
you all feel as much
encouraged about the
termination of the war
as we do – that events
may justify such
anticipations – God
bless you
Mother –

[bottom Margin] Fanny's things came safely.