Letter from Frederick William Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 4, 1861

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 4, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-01-04

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 4, 1861

action: sent

sender: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: sgw 

revision: msr 2018-06-22

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Albany, Friday night
My dear Mother,
I have paid Nicholas’s
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893

taxes, and enclose you the receipts.
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
writes me that he has
decided to accept, and that he
wants me at Washington. I
think I shall go down in a week
or two, but perhaps have to
return to wind up my affairs
and close my house.
I think I shall give up my lease
and hire a room somewhere to store
my furniture. My library, books & papers
I will box up and send to Auburn
if you will receive it, for I want
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to have it within reach, and
it is impossible now to discriminate
between what I may or may not
want within a year or two.
If I go before soon, Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
will
remain here temporarily until the
house is shut up, and perhaps will
not go on until after the 4th of
March.
I have engaged Mr Richardson
Birth: 1822-12-08 Death: 1893-12-31

the late Clerk of the Assembly, to
take my place in the Journal Office,
— at present on a salary. If it is
settled that I am to be at Washington
during the whole of the next Administra-
tion, he will probably buy a share
in the paper.
Affectionately your son
Frederick
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Frederick Jan
1861