Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 13, 1863

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 13, 1863
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Date:1863-11-13

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 13, 1863

action: sent

sender: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: nwh 

revision: crb 2018-01-31

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Department of State
Washington, Nov, 13 1863.
My dearest Frances,
I have received your letters
of Sunday Tuesday and Wednesday. The
turning point in Williams
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
care seems
to be a very difficult one. I console
myself every day with the belief that
he is safe because I do not hear
by telegraph that he is worse.
We all understand here
the anxiety about the extension of
leave. The Secretary of War
Birth: 1814-12-19 Death: 1869-12-24
and every-
body else seems to feel a deep in-
terest in his care.
I could write about nothing but
politics for I hear of nothing else. A
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volatile crowd precedes the coming
together of Congress. People talk about
the war continually but they think
only of future preferments. I will not
complain of them, so long as they
forbear from quarreling with those
who do study the salvation of the
country.
The wedding was a very beautiful
affair, and I got through the fatigue
without illness.
Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
do not
seem inclined to go home, they are
content here, and Auburn is not so
attractive to them as it is to me.
My foreign affairs are looking well
Your own Henry.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Henry Nov 13
1863