Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 9, 1833

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 9, 1833
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1833-11-09

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 9, 1833

action: sent

sender: Benjamin Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24

location: New York, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: crb 2016-01-25

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Editorial Note

For the transcription of the underlying letter, see Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward September 21, 1833

My Dear Sister the Kindness of your good husband
in leaving his letter open for my perusal fur-
nishes me opportunity of again addressing you.
This I suppose is my valedictory - we
have corresponded with some tolerable de-
gree of punctuality during Henrys absence
- but his return I trust will occasion
a suspension of our epistolary intercourse.
There is no other view in which his re-
turn is not matter of pleasure to us
all - but in this I must confess it
brings a melancholy feeling with it.
Thanks twice ten thousand times over
to him and to you for the happiness
his visit and his letters and yours
have afforded me & mine this summer.
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But I have taken my pen principally
to intercept an impression one portion
of this letter is likely to make upon
your mind unfavorable to Mr. Mines
Unknown

the Minister at Havre. I could
have wished that Henry had sought
his Society while there & must think
he would have been pleased with
him. Not long ago a little
deputation of American & English
gentlemen were convened in Paris by
request to devise some means for the
moral & religious improvement of the
children of Americans & the English
in France & of others as far as could
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be. At this meeting Mr. Mines was se-
lected as the organ to communicate with
others. He has written some most delight-
ful letters to us in America which has
occasion a thrill in many an American
Christians bosom. It is more than prob-
able that Mr Ward
Unknown
who spoke to Henry
of the importence of sending the Belle to
all France has been roused by
these letters. They are full of interest
& among other things tell us that on
examination there are not five suitable
little books for youth & children in the
realm. Our American Sunday School
Union have voted to give them one
thousand dollars to help them.
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Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
is prety well - would send
much love if here. We have
some hope that mother will
return and winter with
us.
I heard my [ Marcia ]
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Reason: wax-seal
Lament that
she had no time to send you
a letter with Henry. Pray ex-
cuse her.
Your very affectionate
Brother B.J.S.
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
OB
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Benjamin J. Seward Esq.
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
^Mrs Wm H Seward^
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
American Sunday School Union
Nassau Street
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
^Auburn^
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
New York
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
^N. Y.^
NEW YORK
Nov 9
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Stamp

Type: postmark

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Havre
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