Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1867

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1867
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1867-01-08

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1867

action: sent

sender: Janet Seward
Birth: 1839-11-18  Death: 1913-11-09

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: meb 

revision: crb 2017-11-08

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Auburn
Jan 8th 1867
My dear Father,
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
wished
me to write to you that
Mr Mac Dougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
is to
be married the 23d
of this month, and
he thought you might
wish to send a present,
as he has always been
very kind and attentive
to the family, it would
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be exceedingly gratifying —
Will left us Sunday
night for Goshen and
New York, will be home
again the last of the
week — Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
went to
Canandaigua today, to
return on Saturday —
We all feel very anxious
in regard to Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna’s
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

voyage, as their vessels
have been disabled
twice but trust they
may be permitted to
return sa in safety —
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The children are very
well, Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
talks a great
deal about Grandpa, and
wishes very much to see
him —
The back part of the
house is very nearly
completed, we hope to
move into the kitchen
next week —
With much love to
Agustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
and yourself —
Your affectionate daughter
Janet W. Seward
Aunty and I feel very sorry
for your being left alone —
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Janet W. Seward
Jan 8, 1867