Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 30, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 30, 1856
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Date:1856-03-30

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 30, 1856

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Key West, FL

transcription: pxc 

revision: ska 2019-11-13

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Page 1

Washington March
30th – 1856 –
My dear Son,
Your letter of the
18t came this morning –
mine seems much longer
in reaching you – Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
left us yesterday
were to stay in New York
to day – the house seems
lonely without them –
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
will miss Anna
very much – she was al-
ways well and ready to see
company – Last week father
had a party of 200 gentlemen
which I believe was satis-
factory – I hope this closes
our party giving for the
Winter – Fred and Anna
staid a week longer to
help in this matter
Page 2

& Fred to copy fathers Kansas
Speech which will soon be
made in the Senate.
All the Anti Nebraska
members of Congress meet
once a week at the capitol
I will send you a slip
from N.Y. C. & Enquirer giving some
account of the last meeting
which Father and Fred attended
I could tell you many
political speculations which
it is not altogether safe
to write – nothing positive
will be done about the
Presidential Candidate
until the Philadelphia
convention in June – In the
mean time many persons are
talked of – a new one about
every two weeks – Mr. Greeley
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29

is still here – Gen Webb
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07

and family
x Birth: 1853-12-04  Death: 1948-03-19  Birth: 1852-05-06  Death: 1900-06-18  Birth: 1851-01-31  Death: 1926-10-29  Birth: 1826-01-02  Death: 1890-01-16 
stay until June –
Page 3

I suppose Fred’s letters
will reach you about the
same time as this – We
hear nothing further from
the War Department –
I am not yet able to fix any
time when I shall go home
but hope to get away in May
I hear frequently from Auburn
all are well – Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
’s
business prospects improve –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
writes in better spirits
and I think may come here
before I go North –
Mr Wilkinson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02Certainty: Probable
was to come here
for a week or two after
Fred completed his visit
so we look for him this week –
Mr. Sacket
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02Certainty: Possible
thinks he
cannot leave home this Spring –
Captain Palmer
Birth: 1809-04-15 Death: 1862-06-18
calls
to see father occasionally
he is a warm friend of
yours –
Page 4

I had an interview
with Capt. Woodhull
Birth: 1813-04-02 Death: 1863-02-19

the other day who came to
look at his pretty house –
He seemed much disturbed
by many things – I did
not tell him all I thought
but I think he saw enough
to be satisfied that he had
suffered some imposition
with which he did not
seem well pleased – I presume
he would like to occupy the
house as Mr Fletcher
Unknown
told
Father when we could rent
another – to which father
replied that he did not
wish to change. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

grows impatient to go home –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is not well for a day
or two – better to day and sends
love – We cant help hoping
you may get here before we
leave – May God bless you
Mother