Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, October 13, 1863

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, October 13, 1863
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1863-10-13

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, October 13, 1863

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Anna Seward
Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: srr 

revision: crb 2018-01-29

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Private
Tuesday Oct 13th
My dear Anna
Mrs Underwood
Birth: 1817-08-07 Death: 1900-07-15
&
Mrs Merryman
Birth: 1813-08-14 Death: 1890-01-20
were
here this morning to see
me in behalf of a poor
fugitive women whose two
children
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have been left
in Baltimore because she
could not bring them
away without a pass – 
She thinks her master
Birth: 1832 Death: 1918

disloyal –
Since writing the above
I have a note from Mrs
Underwood which I enclose.
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Editorial Note

Enclosed with this letter is a letter form Charlotte Platt Underwood to Frances Miller Seward, October 13, 1863

There is no sense in trusting
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the man
Birth: 1830 Death: 1885Certainty: Probable
who promises to get
her children if she will
give him $100 – He would
more probably sell her
or restore her to her
master for money –
The woman is in great
distress fearing the
children will again fall
into the hands of the
master –
Ask Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
if Mr
Stanton
Birth: 1814-12-19 Death: 1869-12-24
can do any
thing in the matter
and if he can be
so kind as to see him
yourself if Fred should
prefer not to so –
very affectionately
Mother
Page 3

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Editorial Note

Shift from ink to pencil
If our government should
feel it necessary to return
these children then
the mother would pay
to have no interference
at all as she pays
they should remain
with the man who
has them rather than
go back to the
master –
Write me as soon as
you can –