Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, February 3, 1860

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, February 3, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-02-03

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, February 3, 1860

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sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: sgl 

revision: ekk 2015-07-07

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Auburn July 3rd 1860
My dear Mother
I reached N York Monday night
after a long day’s journey. Tuesday morning I
went to the china store, but could find neither the
stands or the butter dish, I however described as
near as I could what we wanted, and they promised
to make them and send them on by express in about
three weeks[ . ]
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I left the old butter dish with them as
a sample for the coloring. I finished my business
in time to take the noon train for Albany, where I
arrive between four & five that afternoon, found Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

quite well and keeping house alone. I took tea and
stayed with him until 11 oclock when I took the night
train, reaching home in time for breakfast next morning.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
& Aunt Clary
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
were both well and glad to see
me. Everything seems to have gone on very smoothly
since your departure and things are just as we left
them. Yesterday I eat dinner at Aunt Clary’s,
Aunty will not be ready to move before tomorrow, after
which I expect the house will look quite deserted.
It has been very cold ever since I came home
with a fair prospect that it will continue for some
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time yet to come. Tomorrow I shall commence
again at the ice and with the help of five or six
men &c I hope to have the house filled next week[ . ]
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Reason: 

I have been quite busy since I came home, collecting
rents &c or I should have commence at the ice before[ . ]
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While in N. York I say ^w^ Cyrus W. Field
Birth: 1819-11-30 Death: 1892-07-12
& Co [ ]
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for
the paper which had been rec’d here and ordered the
same quantity of the larger size[ . ]
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Reason: 
I hope to have the
R.R. Books finished by the 1st March and to make the
small paper in to books in such a manner that one shall
lose nothing by thes re stupid blunders.
Mr.
Birth: 1803-10-21 Death: 1861-03-22Certainty: Probable
& Mrs. Worden
Birth: 1804-06-10 Death: 1883-12-18Certainty: Probable
called this morning, tell Julia
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895

that I have also seen her brothers
x Birth: 1830-03-14  Death: 1902-06-10  Birth: 1840-09-05  Death: 1864-06-04 
and that they
all asked much about her.
Aunty is much pleased with the [ permission ]
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to build the
barn. She says that she intends to get the house ready
and let us have it in June. Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
is as well
if not better than when we went away. Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13

is by no means willing to have her leave home but
of course makes no objections. Now that the time is
definitely settled, sewing opperations, and [ perperations ]
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Alternate Text: preperations
in
general, will commence, and continue in full force
for the next four or five months.
Auburn like every other place was much rejoyced at the
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election of Speaker
Birth: 1796-05-04 Death: 1862-02-16
on Wednesday[ . ]
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Love to all
Your affectionate son
Will
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Mrs Seward
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
William
Feb 3rd 1860