Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 18, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 18, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-03-18

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 18, 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: Washington D.C., US

transcription: csh 

revision: amr 2021-01-22

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Thermometer 4.0 below zero
Monday
March 18 th
My dear Henry
Col Carpenter
Birth: 1821 Death: 1885-10-25
has
been here to day the first
time I have seen him
since he went to Washington –
He says you were so kind as
to offer him a situation
which he declined – He
now asks your influence
in obtaining a consulship
I will write down a
list of the places he prefers
as he gave them to me
He did not speak of
it to you while in
Washington because
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your time was so much
occupied and you
seemed “a great way
off” ––
Valparasio– – Chili
Callao – – Peru
Rio Janeiro Brazil
Panama New Grenada
Honolulu Hawaiian Islands
or
Lahaina
I believe he has written
to Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
himself
Ethan Warden
Birth: 1803-10-21 Death: 1861-03-22
is better
his family think he
will recover –
Can any thing be done
for him – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

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says he was greatly
disappointed about
the Post Office and
thinks the promise of
some situation would
promote his recovery –
Mr Allen’s
Birth: 1817-09-25 Death: 1881-01-07
appointment
is not acceptable to
Republicans generally –
I think it will be
a permanent injury
to Theodore
Birth: 1824-12-31 Death: 1905-03-23
– who is said
to have been influenced
by pecuniary considerations –
Oh these offices –
how many old ties
they sever.
Page 4

Mr Hosmer
Birth: 1810-05-29 Death: 1889-06-19Certainty: Possible
called this
morning – says you
seem quite well now
I hope you are –
Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
set out this
morning for Washington
will probably be there
in advance of this letter
The carriage was sent
Saturday – No indication
of spring in this region –
Love to the children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02 

your own
Frances