Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 25, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 25, 1864
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-07-25

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 25, 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: obm 2016-06-29

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Monday July 25th
My dear son
I should write
this letter to Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

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hen I saw he would
be in Washington when
it reaches there — You
I know are not there
yet but Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
thought
would return today —
I hardly think you
will as your voyage
must take some
time — I am very
glad you all went

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id you would not though w-
ish you could —
May God keep you all
Mother
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I know Anna needed
the change and was
about writing to you
to suggest some trip
to the sea-side or
somewhere, where Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

would go with her —
Fanny thinks she would
have been glad to be
one of your present
party — but I prefer
to have her here
We have had a little rain
to day the first in two
weeks ^only 2 weeks^ yet I never remem-
ber to have seen the
town so dusty — Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

is getting better but
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not so fast as he would
could I keep him still — His
leg has given symptoms of
both erysipelas
A bacterial infection •
& cramping
is still much swollen —
his cough continues but
somewhat mitigated —
McDougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
came back
Friday — he is at our
house now — just recovering
from fever which had
confined him some time
in the hospital before he
left — Will is much dis-
turbed by the condition of
his business — thinks it in
a very unpromising condition ^state.^
Our side walk is in about
the same condition it was
a week ago except that
Will has had all the
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old stone removed — There is
much difficulty in getting
any thing done in these days
so much that I think
the Common Council never
thinks to visit as they did.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is getting over the effects
of her last cold which
made her quite ill two or
three days — Mrs. Perry
Birth: 1819-10-04 Death: 1898-02-12

thinks the desire for peace
is pervading all parties —
I believe they do not suggest
any very feasible plan for
bringing it about — Love to
Anna, tell her if she is not
well now, we will plan
some other excursion
Deviating from a stated or settled path • Progression beyond fix limits • Digression; wandering from a subject or main design • An expedition or journey into a distant part •
for her
it is marvelous that you all
keep as well as you are —
Dont you think your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

will come home some
time this summer — You