Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 5, 1831

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 5, 1831
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1831-01-05

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 5, 1831

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

location: Albany, NY

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: djg 

revision: ekk 2015-09-08

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9.
Wednesday evening.
Jan’y 5th (1831)
My dear Frances. Until now I have been quite
constantly since I arrived here in Mr Boughtons
Birth: 1792-07-30 Death: 1866-04-28

room and with him. I have become very
much attached to him. This afternoon he
took his departure and the room designated
for me being vacated I have had it cleaned,
and aired am now duly installed into
the occupation of it. This change produced
some solitary feelings and of course my
recollections bring solicitude about you.
So that to you I must write although my
last letter has not yet left the Post Office
I will just releive myself from the depression
and reserve the rest of the sheet for another
days correspondence. This morning I went
into the Court of Chancery , made a motion
went with the Senate the Clerk
Birth: 1789-02-02 Death: 1860-02-21
handed me
light printed copies of the Govenors
Birth: 1784-08-21 Death: 1874-11-01
message.
I enclose seven of them for my friends.
During this time some few motions and
resolutions were passed in the house and at—
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10.
twelve o’clock the House adjourned after a
session of an hour employed in folding up
and superscribing the Governors message.
Mr Tracy
Birth: 1793-06-17 Death: 1859-09-12
came with me to see Mr Boughton
and take leave of him. We talked till 2 _
dined my room was topsy-turvy. I went
out [ . ]
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called on the members of Assembly
from Cayuga County, returned, received a
call from Judge Birdsall
Birth: 1802 Death: 1839-07-22
and Mr Cary
Birth: 1786-08-11 Death: 1869-06-20
of
the Senate. took tea, called on Mr Hubbard
Birth: 1795 Death: 1876-04-08
_
and here I am. Such is the journal of
one day and if no more pressing or grave
care came over I — in his career here I do
not wonder that he lamented its abrupt
termination. For my part it is a great
change from my customary habits and I
know I should not be pleased with it.
But they all tell me that we shall soon
have more business and quite enough.
I hope indeed it will be so.
We are oddly enough assorted. I sit cheek
by jowl at the table with ^next^ Roberts
Birth: 1796 Death: 1851-04-30
, the Editor of the
Craftsman who has come here I suppose to see if there, is
no hope for the Widow’s son
Unknown
. My most intimate
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neighbor since Boughton has gone is Mr Myers
Birth: 1776-05-31 Death: 1871-01-20
.
Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge
whose pillars we have undertaken to
prostrate.