Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 17, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 17, 1858
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-03-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 17, 1858

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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: pag 

revision: vxa 2020-12-06

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Washington March 17t
My dear Son,
I find among Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

letters one from you of the 24t
Feb – I presume it has not been
here long – Capt. Palmer
Birth: 1809-04-15 Death: 1862-06-18
was
here last week and seemed
to think we might expect you
home in April – however I
will write again as you will
find my letter at Key West
should it not reach you at
your working ground –
I send you a copy of Fathers
speech wih which was very
well received both here and at
the North – though Mr
Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
still complains of his
vote for the Army bill –
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Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
is at present so
low that Mr Weed does
not venture to leave the city –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
writes that he is well
I hope he is – Mr Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02

has concluded that he must
leave the Journal or as he
says lose his life – The
physicians say that he must
find some employment in
the open air – I do not
think any definite arrangement
is made yet – Fred says
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is not well – a bad
cold from which he is recovering –
We expect Sarah Seward
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
to
day, she is to make us a visit –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
writes that all con-
tinues well at home – Mr
Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
had been out and made
them a visit – Aunty thinks
Page 3

she will go into her house
next month – I went
to Silver Spring Saturday with
Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
– it is a pretty place –
The Blairs
x Birth: 1813-05-10  Death: 1883-07-27  Birth: 1821-02-19  Death: 1875-07-08  Birth: 1794-11-10  Death: 1877-07-05  Birth: 1791-04-12  Death: 1876-10-18 
a pleasant family –
They are to dine with us
tomorrow – Mr Martin
Birth: 1808-11-25 Death: 1883-09-19
&
his daughter
Birth: 1838-05-05 Death: 1884-01-26
from Auburn & are
there at present – George
Andrews'
Birth: 1821-09-03 Death: 1885-11-18
wife
Birth: 1816-10-08 Death: 1894-02-02
came last
week – they are now at
Willards – they too are to
dine with us & Gen. Webb
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Could be General Alexander Steward Webb
Birth: 1835-02-15 Death: 1911-02-12
or General James Watson Webb
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07

who is here for a week –
He cannot keep away from
Washington – Mrs Webb
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Could be Anna Elizabeth Webb
Birth: 1837-07-13 Death: 1912-11-15
or Laura Virginia Webb
Birth: 1826-01-02 Death: 1890-01-16
came
with him as far as Philadel-
-phia
– Father is tolerably
well – he was up all night in
the Senate Tuesday and has
not quite recovered from the
effect of it yet – It was 7
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in the morning when he came
home – The vote on the Le-
compton constitution is to come
next Monday – Most of the
senators have expressed thier
views on the subject.
I went last evening to hear
Mr Everetts
Birth: 1794-04-11 Death: 1865-01-15
lecture on Charity –
The tickets were sold for $1
and the proceeds given to the poor –
I think there were nearly 1000
persons there – It was at the Smith-
sonian – the lecture room & gallery
were crowded – He is very popular
as a lecturer – I seldom go out
except to Lady Napiers
Birth: 1823-12-20 Death: 1911-08-24
whom I
find uniformly kind & agreeable –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
attends dancing school there
twice a week – finds it very pleas-
ant – Anna and Fanny send love –
I do not see any prospect of our
moving this Spring – I shall go home
in May – God bless you
Mother –