Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 14, 1865

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 14, 1865
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-07-14

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 14, 1865

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: sgl 

revision: ekk 2015-06-29

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Auburn 14th July 1865
Friday My dearest Father,
I was very
glad to receive your letter
of the 12th, which came
last night. The verses
which you enclosed were
very touching. I wonder
who wrote them.
I have just returned from
a long & pleasant drive
over country roads with
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
. After extremely
cool weather we have
a delightful day.
All my arguments
to induce Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
to
go to Cape May have
been in vain, but
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
’s letter instantly
determined her to go. I
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have not seen her yet today –
but she sent me the letter
by Will – & he brought
me word she was going.
Tell Fred we all
thank him for writing.
I am so glad he
can write. How wonderful
it seems that he should
have improved so since
I saw him.
Since my fever left
me I have been gaining
rapidly. Today I am
going to the table
for the first time.
Will will telegraph
you today that we
have fixed Monday
the 24th for leaving
here. I hope
you will be able
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to go soon to Cape
May – that we may
have an early meeting. Per-
haps you can join
us ^on the way^ & all go on together.
I suppose it is uncertain
whether Fred can go so
soon.
I hope Dr. Gunning
Birth: 1813 Death: 1899
’s
last arrangement works
well enough to be
a great relief after
the splint. How
I want to see you with
that off. Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

writes me that you
look so nicely.
Much love to
all.
Your loving daughter
Fanny