Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, April, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, April, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-04

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, April, 1864

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: obm 

revision: crb 2016-07-01

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Saturday 7. AM
My dear son
I was very glad to
learn from you letter last
night that your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

was safely in Washington —
Independent of “accident
by flood & field” I
was afraid he might
be ill he seemed so
tired when he left.
I came home comfortably
Thursday — Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
left
us at Syracuse keeping
The straight road
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to BuffaloCaroline
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09

went on to Geneva
I found Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
much
as she was when I left
though so animated
when I came that for
a time I thought her
better — I fear there
is no material change
she is still obliged
to use the same diet
and is very thin —
——walks a short distance
every day — the roads
are too bad to drive
with comfort and
Page 3

just at this time
Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is sick — I
found him up but not
able to be about and sent
him home — I think
Joseph will learn to take
care of the horses in time
he seems handy & willing—
A man from the
stable came this morning
and drove them an
hour. I wish you
could hear the birds
^(robins)^ sing in the morning
& evening before the
black birds disperse
them.
Page 4

The rep report of the
massacre at Ft. Pillow
is sickening — We are at
war with savages
Clarence & Caroline
return Tuesday of next
week — Clarence goes
Wednesday to Washington
Perhaps Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
and
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
will go with
him. I will writ[ e ]
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to Jenny tomorrow
Love to them all
God bless you
Mother
shall I send the Papers
for the Hudson River &
Central roads or keep
them for the present.