Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, August 3, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, August 3, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-08-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, August 3, 1864

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

location:
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receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: obm 

revision: obm 2016-06-29

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Wednesday August 3rd
My dear son
I return the draft
which came last evening
——How shocking the
slaughter at Petersburg
^some of^ Those barbarians who
have complained heretofore
of the inertness of
the old Army officers
begin to doubt the
wisdom of giving the
command to the
uneducated — How
impossible it is to please
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all and how useless an
attempt to do any
thing but to please
the All Merciful
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and McDougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24

set out yesterday for
Watch HillDr
Robinson jr
Birth: 1830-06-24 Death: 1891-04-27
– went with
them — I hope the
sea air may do them
good — We are all
well as usual —
very thankful for
rain which has been
falling all night —
Love to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

If Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
is home
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tell him I have not
had any answer to my
last letter — perhaps the
letter did not reach
him — God bless you all
Mother