Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, June 22, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, June 22, 1864
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-06-22

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, June 22, 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: ekk 

revision: obm 2016-06-29

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Wednesday June 22
My dear Anna,
Your letter to A Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

came last evening while
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
was here she wishes
me to write immediately
and say she will take
the woman
Unknown
you mention
if she weighs less than
200 lbs. N. B. I have
at present one of that
size who is not very
tidy and Aunty thinks
occupies more space
than she can spare.
Catherine Barretts
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
child
Unknown


[top Margin] not amount to anything
more serious.
I think of giving
Joseph a
pistol. He
is more courage
than the
Irish
generally
are.


[left Margin] Love to Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
& Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
. I hope you
may all keep well. Fanny will
write soon.
very affectionately
Mother

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troubles Aunty so much
that I do not think
it best for her to return
there to stay. she has
gone to Cayuga for a visit.
There is no good help
to be had here. Eliza
makes me a world of
trouble with Joseph
Unknown
. I
was obliged to get some-
one else to cook. Eliza
has gone home for a visit
of two weeks. The woman
I have is goodnatured and
gets along well with the
children which is an
object to be accomplished

[right Margin] Did you read Sarah Sewards
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
letter
Page 3

just now.
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
and Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
are
still with Mrs Pomeroy
Birth: 1835-09-04 Death: 1892-02-25

who expects to be confined
in a few weeks.
I have this morning a
letter from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, which
as it came by Washington
you may have read. it
is dated the 11th at Cold
Harbour
just as his
Regt. had been induced
to relieve a part of the
2d corps. We do not
infer from this that his
Corps or Division is changed
permanently. He says he
is well and writes in good


[left Margin] How will the woman come! Is she capable of travelling
alone
There was one came with
us from New York
who was treated
perfectly well.
Page 4

spirits. we needed someth ^ing^
cheering after reading of
the tenth Corps at
Petersburgh. We have
bad we weather here now
the warmest of the summe[ r ]
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Supplied

Reason: 

The heat and dust (by
artificial means our streets
have been made as dusty as
yours) are beginning to
show their effect upon
the foliage and the
grass. Our side wall
is torn up to be relaid
A few nights ago a stone
was thrown breaking a pane
of glass in the North chamber
window when the blinds were
open. it was done in the night
Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
says he hears more
threats but I hope they may