Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, May 26, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, May 26, 1864
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-05-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Anna Wharton Seward, May 26, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Anna Seward
Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: srr 

revision: crb 2016-07-05

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Page 1

Thursday
May 26th
My dear Anna
Fred’s
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
letter of Monday
came this morning telling
us of your excursion to
Belle Plain. Had Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

been there the impossibility
of landing would have
been very much to be
regretted by you all
and especially by Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09

Mr Wright
Birth: 1806-03-18 Death: 1897-02-24
was here Tuesday
evening, said he was
going to Washington the
next day. I suppose some
of you have seen him

[top Margin] Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

has gone
to the Seminary
society “Soldiers
N.A. she goes every
day. I take
the work
and hire some
one to do it
A W
Unknown
has another son.
Tell Jenny
I will visit
soon.

Page 2

He told me the situation of
Belle Plain as the distance
from Fredericksburg on
as he had been near
the ground. I have
thought so much of Wills
movements since he
left Washington that
all information of this
kind is interesting.
Our place and Pisgah are
so pretty at this season
of the year that I often
wish you could all
see them. The horse
chestnuts lilacs & tulips
are in full flower –
many other flowers are
just beginning to open
their leaves.
Page 3

I wrote to Miss Howland
Birth: 1827-11-20 Death: 1929-06-29

about the little colored
girl
Unknown
and asked her
to call at our house
and inquire about her
coming in. If she
cannot come with
the benefits of a pass
I wish Fred would
give Miss Howland
money to pay her travel-
ing expenses. Miss
Howland will bring her
when she comes home
in June or July. Joseph
is a goodnatured caring
boy– more fond of talk
than work, but never
refuses to do what
I tell him. He is
Page 4

learning to read pretty
fast – I think will be
able to drive before long
if I can keep his attention
on the horses, rather a
difficult matter at present.
Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-21
was here
last week. Frank
Birth: 1854-02-12 Death: 1931-05-23
is
pretty well now, though
not so well as before he
has wooping cough.
I have a letter from
Will which came the
same day as Jennys of
Saturday though written
earlier. I have a letter
from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
& the
photographs which are
better than the last.
Love to all.
very affectionately
Mother.