Letter from Caroline Durnford Dunscombe to Frances Miller Seward, August 3, 1858

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Letter from Caroline Durnford Dunscombe to Frances Miller Seward, August 3, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-08-03

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Letter from Caroline Durnford Dunscombe to Frances Miller Seward, August 3, 1858

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sender: Caroline Dunscombe
Birth: 1841-02-12  Death: 1914-02-05

location: Staten Island, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: amr 

revision: amc 2020-12-24

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3 rd August/58
Staten Island
My dear Mrs. Seward –
Will you please
thank Mr. Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
very
much for his kindness in
having sent on dear Papa's
Birth: 1804-02-23 Death: 1891-12-16

letter immediately? It arrived
last night & you may
imagine the pleasure its
contents gave me.
We had a cool ride to
Albany, indeed the sky was
so much overcast as to prevent

[top Margin] & my respectful
love to Mr Seward
& believe me
with much respect
very [ afftely ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: affectionately
yours
Caroline Dunscomb
Please excuse a
bad pen & haste.

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my seeing much of the country.
We took the boat at Albany
for New York, but not before
Mr. Leaycraft
Birth: 1810-10 Death: 1881-01-31
& I walked a
little about the City, & saw
the Senate Chamber. I thought
of Mr. Seward making his first
speech in it. I am afraid
you will be shocked to hear
I was disappointed with what
I saw of the Hudson scenery
the next morning. I had
anticipated mountains.
I was so sorry that Mr.
Seward never turned his head
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after I got into the Car at Syra-
cuse
. I kept my head protruded
out of a window as long as I
saw him, all ready to make
him a “salut en grand.” I
am really sorry also to have
seen the people commence before
I left, to talk him to death.
Were they Democrats, or agitators?
I had another grief this
morning; on opening my desk,
I looked for some of Uncle Sam’s
Unknown

paper, but I cannot find a
sheet anywhere, & as I now
recollect my desk was too small
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to receive it, I must have left
it all at Auburn. I know,
dear Mrs. Seward, you will be
pleased to learn that the
eyes are quite well. Mr.
Leaycraft leaves tomorrow. &
the children
Unknown
are in great trouble.
I do not think I shall stay
longer than a fortnight here,
but have written home for
marching orders. I think Mama
Birth: 1817-12-10 Death: 1892-01-01

may very likely wish me to
make some purchases at
New York. Will you please give
dear Mrs Seward, my dear
love to Mrs. Frederick
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
& Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
?

[top Margin]
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
C. Dunscomb.
1858