Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 21, 1868

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 21, 1868
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1868-09-21

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 21, 1868

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Unknown
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transcription: mmh 

revision: tap 2017-11-21

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Editorial Note

This is a copy of a William Henry Seward letter written by Anna Wharton Seward.
Department of State.
Sept. 21. 1868.
To F. W. Seward:
I received yesterday
your letter of Thursday from
Defreestville and your letter of
Saturday from Montrose.
I am glad to learn that you
are making such good progress
on the settlement of the business
of the lamented Mr. Wharton
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
.
Here are cards for yourself and
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
, and Mollie
Birth: 1847
from Auburn.
The Austrian Minister
Birth: 1805 Death: 1890-11-30
and
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the Colombian Minister
Birth: 1821-03-15 Death: 1883-03-02
dined
with me on Saturday night after
the presentation of the latter.
The Attorney General
Birth: 1818-02-06 Death: 1901-02-28
and Post
Master General
Birth: 1819-10-31 Death: 1872-07-26
were guests.
Dr. Dimon
Birth: 1816-09-19 Death: 1889-07-22
of Auburn arrived
yesterday and is to see Mrs. Risley
 Death: 1868-09-28

today. She is now understood
to be doing very well.
Congress is here, in whole or
in part. The presiding
officers seem willing to
shun the responsibility of
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letting the session fail. A
majority of members of both
Houses seem desirous of getting
away. We shall see what we
shall see.
Mr. Hunter
Unknown
will return on
Wednesday morning. Mr.
Unknown

has returned.
Mr. Sanford's
Birth: 1823-06-15 Death: 1891-05-21
latest account from
Mr. Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
and Harriet
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
give me
painful apprehensions concerning
both of them. Mr. Sanford represented that
Mr. Weed cannot be kept above
despondency, and Harriet will exhaust
herself by unremitting fatigues and watching —
I am to try and send him a reliable
medical attendant — I will tell you the
result —