Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, March 8, 1865

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, March 8, 1865
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-03-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, March 8, 1865

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: mah 

revision: ekk 2015-06-23

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Page 1

Wednesday
March 8th
My dear Son
I wish you would
write me a letter
on purpose to tell me
how your arm is - you
will not mention it
if you have any other
subject, and I am
really very desirous
to know, whether it
improves or whether
it remains about as
when I came away.
Also how your general
health and strength
are. Mrs Perry
Birth: 1810 Death: 1877-01-07

has just come in
to bring us the news
of Shermans
Birth: 1820-02-08 Death: 1891-02-14
engagement
Page 2

with Johnson
Birth: 1807-02-03 Death: 1891-03-21
. We do not
yet get official confir-
mation of Sheridan
Birth: 1831-03-06 Death: 1888-08-05
’s
success against Early
Birth: 1816-11-03 Death: 1894-03-02
.
You can hardly imagine
how much deeper the
impression made here by
all military movements
than at Washington
when there are so many
other things to engage
attention.
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
writes again from
Martinsburg. Mc
Dougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
is having
the eagle replaced by
the star in consideration
of his brevet. Will
is wishing to come home
while Mc is here but
hardly thinks it
possible. Mr. Day
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28

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is at present confined to
the house for some
treatments of his face
which is called a
cancerous affection by
the physicians. His con-
-finement is only temporary
he will be out again
this week.
Is John Wharton
Birth: 1841-12-14 Death: 1896-10-14
still
at Elmira? if so
I wish he would come
and see us.
Tell Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
I defer
writing to her today
as Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
wrote
yesterday. I have
her letter of Saturday.
We have sunshine but
plenty of snow yet.
Love to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
& her mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

God bless you my
dear son.
Mother.

[left Margin] Aunty sends love