Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 2, 1860

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 2, 1860
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-05-02

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 2, 1860

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: mlb 

revision: ska 2020-01-29

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Wednesday – May 2d
My dear Henry —
I received two
letters from you yesterday
each 4 or 5 days on the
way — Julia's
Birth: 1839-04-03 Death: 1866-01-11
, letters to
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
come sooner — I
suppose by New York
From present appearances
you will not have a
long time for work
between the two Conventions —
Harriet
Birth: 1807 Death: 1888-08-20
, Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
Mr
Simpson
Birth: 1824-09-10 Death: 1881-03-12
and the baby
Birth: 1859 Death: 1876

came yesterday morning —
The funeral is to be
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this afternoon at 3 oclock
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has made all
the arrangements — beside
doing every thing else
– he went to bed at
11 and was up writing
again at 6 this morning –
He must not do this –
It is the 1 of May
so the tenants all
have something in par-
–ticular to say or do
– or at least think they
have – they evidently
like to talk with
Will, he is so patient
with their weaknesses
that I do not wonder
at that —
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I have 3 women
Unknown

cleaning house & 2
men
Unknown
whitewashing – I have
some faint hope of seeing
the house in order again
though it looks im-
–probable at present —
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is at Pisgah prepa-
–ring for Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
& Frank
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23

who are to come this week —
Will and Fanny dine
at Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
’s– We
have breakfast and tea
here – and dinner too
while Nicholas remains
he goes to Washington
this week —
The Sartiges
x Birth: 1827-03-11  Death: 1915-04-04  Birth: 1809-01-17  Death: 1892-10-05 
are very
liked — I am glad
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to have them —
Fanny is well &
sends love
your own
Frances —