Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1865

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1865
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-06-18

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1865

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Cape Island, NJ

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: lmd 

revision: crb 2016-10-22

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Cape Island. New Jersey.
Friday 18th June. 1865.
My dear Father,
We fear you had
rough weather last night —
& I am glad to think of
you as having reached
Philadelphia, & taken
the train for Washington
before this time. I hope
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
suffered no ill effects
from the voyage.
I am much better than
I was when you left.
A long rest has taken
away my fatigue. This
morning I breakfasted with
Mr
Birth: 1832 Death: 1910-03-05
& Mrs Richardson
Birth: 1831-02-07 Death: 1890-02-09

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and drove to the depot to see
Mr Richardson off on
the early train for Phila.
where he may have seen
you — he returns tomorrow.
Mrs Richardson & I
have been down to look
on at the beach. She
thought the water would
be very cold — We did not
try it.
I send a letter for Miss
Cushman
Birth: 1816-07-23 Death: 1876-02-18
— I hope it will
be in time for the foreign
mail. I have not
addressed it to any place,
as she wrote me that Mr
Moran
Birth: 1820 Death: 1886
of the Legation
would always know where
to find her.
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This morning the express man
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brought me a basket of
grapes addressed to you –
with the card which I
enclose. As it was doubtful
whether the grapes would
bear another journey – & as
you had told me those in
Washington were very fine –
I concluded to keep these
for the table here.
Mrs Richardson is extremely
kind to me – & I cannot feel
much like a stranger, being
treated, as I wish to be,
like one of the family. I
have a pleasant room with
plenty of trees to look out
on – & the distant roar of
the surf to listen to. The
Page 4

children
x Birth: 1862  Death:   Birth: 1854  Death: 1865-09-01 
& their nurse
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too have
made me welcome.
Much love to Fred & Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

& Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
.
Your very affectionate daughter
Fanny
P. S. Mrs Richardson was greatly
disappointed in not seeing
you to say good bye. If
you could, without too much
trouble, write a line of
good-bye to her & enclose
it in your letter to me,
I think it would please
her very much.