Letter from Olive Risley Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1868

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Date:1868-07-28

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Letter from Olive Risley Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1868

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sender: Olive Risley-Seward
Birth: 1844-07-15  Death: 1908-11-27

location: Buffalo, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: mlb 

revision: amr 2021-07-29

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578 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo July 28. l868
My dear Mr. Seward.
I was very glad
to learn from father
Birth: 1814 Death: 1893
, by a telegram
that you had been able, at last,
to get away from the heat and
dust of Washington , and enjoy
the cool shade of your beautiful
trees at Auburn.
I had hoped that
father would in some way
continue to make Mr. Mc Culloch
Birth: 1808-12-07 Death: 1895-05-24

think it necessary for him.
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to accompany you, and that
we should have seen him here.
He neither tells me when
or how to get to Auburn.
only that you have left
Washington, and leaves me quite
in the dark as to how to proceed.
I have written your son
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
the
General asking him to forward
a package by express which
I had directed to be sent to
Auburn, but I shall not
want it here, if I am to go
on. I should have mentioned at
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first that I am suffering from
a cold, which has settled in
my throat and neck. and
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de me rather feverish— I hope
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yet get the better of it all. by
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morrow , but in the meantime, my
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tter can not by very creditable.
My sister
Birth: 1850-03-05 Death: 1925-07-27
is better, and I hope
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e shall be able to join you
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or a few days. it is a pleasure
we have been looking forward
to ever since our journey North.
However, if it. cannot be, may
I express my thanks now for
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your very kind invitation, and
my best wishes for your happ[ iness ]
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during your sojourn at Auburn
The only train for Auburn at
practicable leaves Buffalo at tw[ o ]
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o’clock P.M. and arrives at au[ burn ]
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at about ten P.M. This is the one
we should take.
Hattie begs leave to send her love
to you. and with kindest rega[ rds ]
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for the General and Mrs. Seward
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09

I am,
Affectionately yours
Olive Risley
Hon. William H. Seward.