Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, June 5, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, June 5, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-06-05

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, June 5, 1864

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 2016-07-05

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Page 1

Sunday morning
June 5th
My dear Anna
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
& Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
nurse
Unknown

and contraband came
yesterday at 2 oclock
pretty tired but tol-
erably well. Jenny
and Nelly stayed at
Mrs. Watsons
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
until
tea time. They found
company from Albany
Delevan Woodruff
Birth: 1838-01-10 Death: 1899-10-30
& his
wife
Birth: 1838-05-08 Death: 1904-09-15
came on with them.
The little contraband
finds favour in the eyes
of Eliza
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Certainty: Possible
& seems
Page 2

pleased with her home
Joseph has long talks
with her about some of
his relations in Camp Todd
Todd
. Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is much
obliged for the waist which
fits well.
Catherine Huson
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
& her youngest
boy
Birth: 1857 Death: 1925
left us as Jenny came
had been here since Thursday.
Will you ask Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
not
to forget the the Naval school
for DeLaney
Birth: 1850
if any
vacancy comes to his
knowledge where he has
influence. Catherine knew
nothing of Mr Ely’s
Birth: 1815-02-15 Death: 1892-05-18

letter to Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
, which
Page 3

I was glad to hear – of course
I could not learn how
successful he had been
or whether he intended
any thing beyond a few
voluntary subscriptions
beside Mr Sewards.
I hope your Mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

will find Johns
Birth: 1841-12-14 Death: 1896-10-14
health
improving. I am glad
she is with you.
Since writing the first part
of my letter we have the Journal
with intelligence of P.A. Porters
Birth: 1827-07-14 Death: 1864-06-03

death, what sorrow for
his family.
Nelly is quite ill this
morning with symptoms
of cholera morbus. Jenny
Page 4

has sent for Dr Robinson
Birth: 1804-02-04 Death: 1889-07-28Certainty: Probable

Later – The Dr has
been here – thinks Nelly will
be better soon, that she
is suffering somewhat from
the journey.
Aunty’s
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
note says she is
better to day. She was here
a short time yesterday
Jenny has gone to Church
she wished me to ask
you to let her know
the amount of Mrs Ross’
Unknown

bill. Tulips, orange &
yellow lillies prevail in
the garden now. The lilly
bed is rich. The star
of Bethlehem is more prosperous
& perfect than for some years
Love to Fred and all
including your mother
very Affectionately Fred’s mother