Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward Jr., March 3, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward Jr., March 3, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-03-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward Jr., March 3, 1858

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: ssb 

revision: vxa 2020-11-24

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William Seward

Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
Mrs Seward
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Washington March 3
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William Seward

Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
1858
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
My dear Son
Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
and I are all
alone to day all the others
have gone to the Capitol to
hear Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
speech which I
hope he will be able to speak
to day - We have been driving
an hour since they went - it
is a bright but cold day for
this climate - Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has
commenced her dancing lessons
with Lord Napiers
Birth: 1819-09-19 Death: 1898-12-19
sons
x Birth: 1846-09-22  Death: 1913-12-06  Birth: 1848-11-13  Death: 1938-03-09  Birth: 1852-01-21  Death: 1919-08-19  Birth: 1850-07-03  Death: 1874-02-21 
& two
or three others
Unknown
- they meet
for the present at Lord Napiers
twice a week - The teacher
is Gaszynski
Birth: 1801-12-31 Death: 1874-03-20
the Pole who
taught a Dr Bailey
Birth: 1807-12-03 Death: 1859-06-05
l after
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Mr Lochou
Unknown
died Fanny
finds him less cross this
Winter - She has also commenced
French with a Prof. Masse
Birth: 1815
an
actual Frenchman - she finds
him a great improvement
upon the German Beschke
Unknown
-
We are now looking for a
music teacher & then shall
have about as much as we can
do - I give lessons in History
those days which are not
occupied with other lessons -
Fanny has been unusually well
this Winter - At Fathers
request I wrote for Sarah
Seward
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
, sister of William
Henry
Birth: 1835-01-09 Death: 1926
to come and make us
a visit when Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
leaves -
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
has taken a
house in Greenbush which
they are to occupy some
time next month -
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Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has been to Canandaigua
for a short visit - She had a
fine time with Frank
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23
- She
writes that all is well at home
She drives up there almost daily -
The dogs I think do mostly
congregate at Aunt Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Nep
Birth: 1856 Death: 1859
finds it lonesome at the
house - though he boards with
Willis
Birth: 1830
, he lodges at Mr Mc-
Clallens
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
- Aunty says she
called at Mrs Watsons
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
a short
time ago - saw Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
who was
well - The Republican
party seem much troubled by
Mr Hales
Birth: 1806-03-31 Death: 1873-11-19
, charitable speech
& the Tribune & Post following
his lead - I think your father
was entirely right in voting for
the Army Bill, I also think
that a portion of the Republicans
are very foolish as well as
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very mean - His speech will
be very likely to draw down
a fire from the Southern Democracy
It is utterly absurd for any man
to attempt to please the world gen-
erally - he will do more wisely
to follow the convictions of his
own conscience, & is fortunate when
he has sufficient independence to do
so without apprehension about the
consequences - I have a letter
from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
written the 20th of
Feb. it was only 20 days on the
way - He says he may come home
next month - I pray that he
may not then be ordered to Utah -
If you see Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
tell him I have
his letters & intend writing to him
tomorrow - Fanny sends love
God bless you
Mother