Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, November 16, 1870

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, November 16, 1870
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Date:1870-11-16

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, November 16, 1870

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: San Francisco, CA

transcription: pxc 

revision: tap 2018-04-03

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1870
Auburn, Nov. 16th
My dear Father,
We have not yet heard
from you, since the letter sent to
the children
x Birth: 1864-11-10  Death:   Birth: 1862-09-11  Death: 1921-10-05 
, we feel now more
than ever what a long, long
ways you are from us, and
hope and pray you may return
to us in safety – Your house
remains the same as when
you left it, Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has been making
a few alterations to the carriage –
house, inside, to make more
room – The old horses are at
Woodside, growing fat, the California
ponies are bording out for the
winter, the Eagle has a large
cage put on to the end of the
wood-house, looking into the garden
and the dining-room windows, and
seems very happy and it may
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interest you to know that he is very
fond of rats, and consequently may
have Chinese blood in him.—
Major has become a great favorite
and does just about as he pleases,
the rest of the family animals are
doing well —
The children are now well
and very much interested in their studies
Cora Richardson
Birth: 1845-01-15 Death: 1890-12-10
is still with me
and will remain during the winter.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is to come to us the first of
December, and will occupy the office
and your room.
Mary Carpenter
Birth: 1850 Death: 1911-05-12
is engaged to
Warren Worden
Birth: 1847 Death: 1926-09-14
, the time of
marriage is not yet settled upon.
I presume Mary will write you
of it – Miss Parkman
Birth: 1857-01-25 Death: 1933-12-27
left us
on the seventh of this month, and
met Mr
Unknown
and Mrs Phelps
Unknown
in New York
and went with them to Washington
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I received a letter from her today,
in which she tells me she likes
Washington very much, it is the in-
tention to have her remain there
two months, one month in a
boarding school, but she may not
like it – The Churches of Auburn
are progressing, my church is fin-
ished for the present, and we are
all very much pleased with it.
Your friends all enquire for you
every time I see them, and wish
to be remembered to you –
I know Aunty writes you all the
news, so I have tried to tell you
about home –
Your telegrams have just come,
both sent from San Francisco to-
day, the 17th how happy it makes
us all, to know that you are well!
Will is on his way home tonight
from New York, has been gone four
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days – Nelly and Willie send a great
deal of love to you, and wish very
much that you were to be at home
on Christmas. They send their love
to Olive
Birth: 1844-07-15 Death: 1908-11-27
and Hattie
Birth: 1850-03-05 Death: 1925-07-27
. Please remem-
ber me to all of your party. I hope
you will all continue in good health.
With much love,
Your daughter
Janet –