Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 22, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 22, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-09-22

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 22, 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: ahf 

revision: obm 2016-06-30

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Thursday Sep. 23d
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Editorial Note

September 23rd was a Friday

My dear Son
I presume you
to be in Washington
this morning. There
are great rejoicings in
Sheridans
Birth: 1831-03-06 Death: 1888-08-05
military.
Mr Dennis Alward
Birth: 1830-12-18 Death: 1892-09-03

wishes the appointment
of Assistant Secretary
of Legation to London.
qualifications –
writing and speaking
the French and
German languages
with perfect ease,
— income enough
to enable him with
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a small salary to live
in a suitable manner.
His chief object the
social advantages
attending the position,
in addition to making
himself useful to the
Administration.
He feels under enduring
obligation to your
father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
for the advan-
tages denied from the
his letter given him
when he went abroad.
Should this place
at London be unattain-
able Vienna would
be desirable, but
not any other place
on the Continent.
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I believe now I have followed
instructions. Mr Alward,
as you saw, is an
amiable
Worthy of love; deserving of affection; lovely; loveable • Pretending or showing love •
gentleman.
I will add that I have
my own private reasons
for hoping he may
go abroad.
We are all as well
as when you left us.
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has concluded
not to go to Washington
this month. I have
so written to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
.
She will await another
opportunity as she
finds much to do here
now that the heat
of summer is past.
Love to Father & Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

God bless you
Mother.
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Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, went to Albany
Tuesday and returned
last night.