Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, June 1834

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, June 1834

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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-06

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, June 1834

action: sent

sender: William Seward
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Person

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

location: Auburn NY
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Place

Name:  City:  Auburn County:  Cayuga State:  NY Country:  US

receiver: Frances Seward
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Person

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

location: Aurora NY
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Place

Name:  City:  Aurora County:  Cayuga State:  NY Country:  US

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revision: ekk 2015-06-22

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Auburn Sunday evening.
My dear Frances,
What a cold very cold ride you and the little boys
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People

Name: Frederick Seward Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25 Name: Augustus Seward Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
must
have had! Mr Carey
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Person

Name: Trumbull Cary Birth: 1786-08-11 Death: 1869-06-20
says you all got along very well but it was never-
theless cold according to the Mercury of my system.
I do not know whether the mail goes tomorrow to Aurora but as I am
going in the morning to Onondaga
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Place

Name:  City:  Onondaga County:  Onondaga County State:  NY Country:  US
and will not have returned in
time to write for Tuesdays mail I send this hasty note to let you un-
derstand that though my spirit has a terrible striving with the world
I am still in the body
God be praised that I am no merchant. The incessant labor in estimates
of debt and credit the devising of ways and means to pay debts to save
what was in danger of being lost and to convert unproductive into
productive property in which I have been employed for the last month
had wrought my mind to a point of excitement yesterday moving scarcely
short of that at which delirium commences. I continue at this detestable
employment until tea time last evening and broke all down in despair. Gin
and a segar only made the matter worse. Clary
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Person

Name: Clarinda McClallen Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
undertook to enlighten
me upon divers matters of interest such as marriages births and
deaths but my spirit was seeking to commune with old Ben Knower
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Person

Name: Benjamin Knower Birth: 1775 Death: 1829-08-23
’s.
I went to bed at 11, and had a glorious and refreshing sleep and
arose this morning with a mind sufficiently becalmed to swear off
the cares of Poverty for one day. But finding myself in danger of a
relapse for want of employment, I overhauled my manuscript
journal and prepared four more letters to send to Weed
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Person

Name: Thurlow Weed Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
.
I was at church this afternoon. Dr Rudd
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Person

Name: John Rudd Birth: 1779-05-24 Death: 1848-04-15
delivered with more
ease than is usual a sermon extraordinarily good and not un-
reasonably long.
Your father
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Person

Name: Elijah Miller Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
goes with the Kelloggs
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People

Name: Laura Kellogg Birth: 1786-03-22 Death:  Name: Daniel Kellogg Birth: 1780-04-19 Death: 1836-05-04
tomorrow morning. I carry
him as far as Syracuse
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Place

Name:  City:  Syracuse County:  Onandaga County State:  NY Country:  US
. My business being before Judge Mose- ly
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Person

Name: Daniel Mosely Birth: 1786 Death: 1851-10-02
at Onondaga.
I have a long letter from Weed in which he commends himself
to you and the boys. Nothing new below but doubts and un-
certainties about a candidate for G—
Take love for me to Lazette
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Person

Name: Lazette Worden Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
. Tell her if she doubts my loving her
about these days that I have not had time to love any body since
I came home. I must write to Weed & Tracy
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Person

Name: Albert Tracy Birth: 1793-06-17 Death: 1859-09-12
this evening, so adieu dearest
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seward-pen
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Person

Name: Frances Seward Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
June 1834
Auburn
date: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020
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