Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 14, 1864

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 14, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-04-14

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 14, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: lmd 

revision: crb 2016-07-01

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Editorial Note

Letterhead text
Department of State
Washington, April 14th 1864
My dearest Frances,
I suppose that you will be going
home tomorrow, and this letter will follow
you there.
I had a sleeping car and got along
as comfortably as possible. Have been very
well since my return — The public matter
was easily arranged, and it has left no
anxiety.
No mail from Europe and therefore
no new anxiety concerning affairs there —
I am weary of Congressional exchanges and
excitement. But these are habitual evils. I am
glad that the Press is holding Congress to a
close account
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Military operations will not begin upon our
initiation so soon by a few days only as I
have hoped ^hitherto^ anticipated — they cannot begin too
soon for the public quiet. I hope that the
popular sector demands military excitement
as a condition of its own equanimity.
Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and I are alone with the
birds and dog, which seem to relish the April
sunshine today Your own Henry.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Henry - March
20th 1864