Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 22, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 22, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-02-22

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 22, 1861

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:
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transcription: saz 

revision: iwl 2020-12-29

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Auburn Feb 22
My dear Henry,
I have your letter
of the 17th. I shall
not feel that you are
quite safe until the
4th of March is passed
I am glad there is
but 10 days more.
Mr Lincoln
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15
is having
a pleasing tour - it
must be especially
gratifying to the damsels
who were kissed in
the presence of the
multitude. I wish
men would not allow
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women to make fools
of them but the do -
sometimes.
I learn from a letter
received this morning that
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
sets out for Washing-
-ton to day.  I am glad
to hear she is well
I have feared she was
doing too much.
I presume I do not
get your meaning when
you say “the Republicans
must give up these ^their^ ultra
sentiments as belonging to
an issue on which they have
already won the admin-
istration of the government”
I know you cannot
mean the arousal of,
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or persistence in principles
which enabled them
to obtain the government
as that would be clearly
wrong.
Mrs Day
Birth: 1824 Death: 1881-01-22
came last
night to ask me to beg
you not to forget her
husbands
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28
application for
the Post Office. I hope
Day may get it. I
hear of no other candidate
who has been unwaveringly
a Republican.
Ethan Warden
Birth: 1803-10-21 Death: 1861-03-22
is very ill
I am going to see him
to day. I fear he will
not recover from all
I hear.
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Mr. Austin
Birth: 1805-09-26 Death: 1880-12-20
goes to
Washington next week.
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
goes the latter
part of the week.
May God protect
you all.
your own
Frances.
The Bag of Coffee to
which this letter alludes
is here.