Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, February 11, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, February 11, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-02-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, February 11, 1861

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: cnk 

revision: agw 2020-12-28

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Page 1

Monday Feb 11th
My dear Son
I think I wrote
your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
that
Loughborough
Birth: 1827-08-23 Death: 1907-10-09
brother
of Abbey’s
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
husband
Birth: 1821-12-03 Death: 1905-12-24

was seeking the office
of Asst. Examiner of
Patents — Barton has
been to me again today
to ask me to say that
Mr Furgeson
Unknown
(of some of
the departments) tells his
brother
Unknown
that Mr Shugert
Birth: 1809-02-20 Death: 1895-12-21

Commis Commissioner of
Patents is favorable to
his application — also
S. George Andrews
Birth: 1796-10-16 Death: 1863-06-11
of Rochester
Page 2

I give the information accor-
ding to promise — Barton
thinks his brother a very
good man – a very true
Seward Rep – &c &c –
I know Barton is —
Louisa Benton (Webb –)
Birth: 1830-12-14 Death: 1918-12-04

writes that Captain Benton
Birth: 1820-09-15 Death: 1881-08-23

wishes to get a copy of
the report of the “Military
Academy Commission”
 Publisher: U.S. govt. Place of Publication:Washington, DC Date: 1860

which proposes some change
in his department --
If you know what it is
and where to find it
pray address a copy
to Captain Benton
West Point
They will be duly
grateful —
Page 3

I have your letter of the
3d Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
will rent his
house – He talks of going
to Washington at the time
of the Inauguration –
Will Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
go before the
4th of March – We hear so
many rumors of war
unlesssomething is certain
I would advise her
waiting.
We were all disappointed
that Mr Evarts
Birth: 1818-02-06 Death: 1901-02-28
lost the
nomination – How malig-
nant Greely
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
is – Mr
Goss
Birth: 1820-10-31 Death: 1878-02-05
& a number of former
subscribers for the Tribune
are about to insist
upon its discontinuance
Page 4

Goss signified his wishes
in that way last Fall
it has since been sent to him
gratis – He says he will
not have it in that way
any longer – –
Your books are unpacked
and arranged on the new
shelves – I was glad they
were out of the wood
house before that fearful
storm last Thursday when
every crevice was filled with
snow – You have a fine
collection of books – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
visit them often –
I hope your father keeps
well– I shall be glad when
all the 4th is passed peaceably
as I trust it may be–
God bless you
Mother –