Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 3, 1865

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 3, 1865
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-02-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 3, 1865

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

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: dxt 

revision: crb 2016-10-18

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Page 1

Friday Jan
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Editorial Note

The 13th Amendment was passed Jan 31st and Feb 3rd is a Friday unlike Jan 3rd, so it is concluded that the actual date of the letter is Feb 3rd
3d /65
My dearest Henry
I congratulate
you on the passage
of the constitutional
amendment which I
know you had much
at heart. The prospect
of abolishing slavery through-
out the United States
is indeed cheering.
This morning comes the
intelligence that you
have gone to Fortress
Monroe
to meet the
Commissioners
x Birth: 1811-06-24  Death: 1889-03-12  Birth: 1809-04-21  Death: 1887-07-18  Birth: 1812-02-11  Death: 1883-03-04 
from
Richmond. I do
not venture to hope
Page 2

that peace will immed-
diately result from
this interview, but
it may do some
good. I know you
must have thought
so, or you would
not have gone.
If the Richmond papers
are at all reliable
the Confederate government
is not yet disposed to
talk of returning to the
Union.
How wickedly Henry
Ward Beecher
Birth: 1813-06-24 Death: 1887-03-08
is behaving.
I wish for the cause
of Christianity he would
leave the pulpit.
He is not calculated
to teach the doctrines
of the meek & lovely
Page 3

Savior of Mankind.
We are all well.
We hear frequently from
William
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
who is very
busy at this time
I will write to
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
tomorrow.
Mr Day
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28
just comes
in to ask me to telegraph
for the extension of
Mc Dougalls
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
furlough.
He has trouble in
the bank which
I will explain more
fully tomorrow
Your own
Frances.
Page 4

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Mrs. W. H. Seward
Jany 3/65