Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-06-18

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: ekk 

revision: crb 2016-09-01

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Page 1

Saturday June 18
My dearest Henry
Your letter to
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
which came last
evening dissipated
To scatter; to disperse; to separate into parts and disappear • To expend; to squander; to scatter property in wasteful extravagance • To scatter the attention •
our
anticipation of a visit
from you about this
time. We wish very
much to have you see
the garden before this
July sun pales the
verdure and withers
the flowers. I work
all the time and write
much less than usual
Page 2

housework distracts
my thoughts which
is a relief just
now. Today is
our Wills
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
birthday
he is 25 years old. May
God preserve him through
the perils of this year.
The late movement of
the Army we suppose must
indicate that Buckner
Birth: 1823-04-01 Death: 1914-01-08

is more easily approached
from the South. but
Grant
Birth: 1822-04-27 Death: 1885-07-23
easily keeps
his plans to himself.
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
after a sick
week is better again.
Page 3

I wrote to Mrs Stanton
Birth: 1815-11-12 Death: 1902-10-26

that I wished Dr Bayard
Birth: 1806-03-05 Death: 1889-09-28

to come and see my
sister. Lazette would
like his advice but
hesitates to make a
change, from regard
to Dr Hall
Birth: 1818-06-19 Death: 1870-04-28
.
I ought to have sent
before the letter which
I enclose today from
your “strong minded”
niece Sarah Seward
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
.
It was of course written
for your instruction.
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
is spending
the week with Mrs
Pomeroy
Birth: 1835-09-04 Death: 1892-02-25
. she and
Page 4

Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
are pretty well.
I have a letter from
Will dated the 6th
of June. He was well
then. Love to the
children. Your own
Frances