Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 1, 1858

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 1, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-01-01

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, January 1, 1858

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

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: mlb 

revision: vxa 2020-11-07

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Albany Jan 1th
My dear Mother
I had a much pleasanter
ride down to Port Bryon the other night than
I expected, Kimberley
Birth: 1833-06-10 Death: 1890-03-25Certainty: Probable
went along with me
which made it more pleasant than if I had
no other company than Willis
Birth: 1830
, At the depot
I found Theo Pomeroy
Birth: 1824-12-31 Death: 1905-03-23
and also Mr Ross
Unknown
&
his daughter
Unknown
all of who were coming down to
Albany so I had plenty of company on the way
down, we arrived here about six in the
morning I managed to get a little sleep before
I went to work. The snow chan-
ges the appearances of things here very much every
thing look much more lively with the exception
of business which remains about the same
as it has been, Can you imagine anything
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more aggravating than for one to stand
at our store window and watch the
boys
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Reason: 
ive past in their sleighs and have to
think that I cannot go it is well that
I am kept busy or I am afraid that I should
miss Fanny
 Death: 1860
(the horse) very much this winter.
This evening I went to call on Mrs
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
but did not find her at home
after which I went over to Mrs Whartons
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
found
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
& Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
both in and quite well. They
showed me your which he received yesterday I
am sorry that you will have to leave for
Washington so soon, I was in hopes that you
would not be obliged to go before sometime
in February.
I heard a very fine lecture the other evening
from Henry Gilles
Birth: 1809-11-01 Death: 1882-07-09
of Boston subject was the
Bronte family
x Birth: 1816-04-21  Death: 1855-03-31  Birth: 1818-07-30  Death: 1848-12-19  Birth: 1820-01-17  Death: 1849-05-28 
(Authors of "Jane Eyre"
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& other
novels.
Will you if you please when you come down
bring some of my Woolen Stockings I have con-
cluded that I will ware them this winter.
Love to all.
Your affectionate son
Will
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Will Jan 1
1858