Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 21, 1831

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 21, 1831
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1831-01-21

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 21, 1831

action: sent

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: keh 

revision: ekk 2015-09-09

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January 201st
The bright moon is pouring her silver
rays upon me, just as she is pouring out
of the abundance of the same treasure upon
you though distance from me so many
long miles. My window opens to the East
and I have stood half frozen at the
casement, looking at the sober moon and
thinking how many a happy evening we
have watched it through the window in
the room where you now are. My, I even
fancy that Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
fatigued with the
arduous duties of the day having gone to
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sleep to dream of the pomp and circum-
stance of the parade ground, and Fred
hushed into the sweet and undisturbed
sleep of infancy, you are writing the
lines which shall cross these on the road.
Jan'y 21st
I have just at half past ten, this Friday
night dismissed the last of my visitors,
who was the Attorney General
Birth: 1789-11-17 Death: 1863-09-03
. As he bowed
in the Adjutant General
Birth: 1798-07-24 Death: 1879-04-21
bowed out.
So it seems to be the fashion for the Regency
to visit once during the Session all the
members of the Legislature. Three have
been here now, and I believe the body corporate
and sovereign consists of but six or seven.
all these calls must be returned, but when
shall I be able to do it. I almost need a
private secretary to conduct my increasing
correspondence. I give myself but six hours
of sleep and yet like the housewife's cares
my troubles are never ending.