Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, December 3, 1863

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, December 3, 1863
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1863-12-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, December 3, 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: pxc 

revision: crb 2018-01-31

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Page 1

Thursday
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Editorial Note

Frances incorrectly marks this letter as “Thursday Nov 3” however November 3, 1863 was a Tuesday, whereas December 3 was a Thursday.
Nov 3rd
My dear Son,
I answered your
telegram about William
Unknown

to Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
as otherwise
they will not send
them free – William
is now at work for
Ashby
Birth: 1813-02 Death: 1878-09-17Certainty: Possible
at $20 a month.
Mr. Howland
Birth: 1794-09-20 Death: 1881Certainty: Possible
offers
him $21 – I presume
you can give him
$22 at the present high
rates — though I told
him I would write
and see – 2Shg
an overcoat – He has
Page 2

none that will answer
for the journey – As
he is larger than
the other men we
have had I suppose
a new coat would
be necessary at Washington
Shall I get a blue
cloth of some kind
here and have the
buttons put on
there? William
has to find an other
man to take his place
at Ashby's and some
thing to do for his
family
Unknown
– Will it
answer for him to come
with Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
between
Christmas & New Years?
Page 3

I believe that is the
time she & Ellen
Birth: 1844-09-14 Death: 1920-04-14
are
to go – if you all
approve –
In answer to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

about the apples —
I think as the marks
are obliterated it would
be as well to have
them all assorted –
wrapped separately in
newspapers (we had none
here) and the barrels
again fastened — This
will preserve them
longer. Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
says
John
Birth: 1827Certainty: Probable
will know his
own barrel – it has
a piece of oil cloth
nailed on it – not
his name as I
supposed – or directed.
Page 4

Our sick are all better –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
drove out yesterday
in a close carriage and
will go again to day –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is going to Pisgah
for a few days with
Isaiah – the day is fine
for Winter – air clear
and pure – bright sun
shine – frozen roads —
We are quite anxious
to hear something definite
from the Army of the
Potomac – all manner
of reports are in circula[ tion ]
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Reason: 

Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
writes this morning
that she cannot go to
Washington with Fanny
as Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
has whooping cou[ gh ]
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Reason: 

Love to Anna —
God bless you
Mother
I will send the "Freeman Trial
have not forgotten this but have
neglected every thing, until now