Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, March 31, 1861

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, March 31, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-03-31

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, March 31, 1861

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: sdt 

revision: amr 2021-01-28

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Editorial Note

This letter included a letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, dated March 31, 1861.
Auburn – March 31 st 1861
My dear Father
As Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

did not write today I
thought I would – I
have been sick since I wrote
last – but am able to go
out now – We have all
been into the garden – it
is very pleasant – The cro-
cuses are beginning to
blossom and the robins
are getting quite numer-
ous – There were a great
many nutshells on the
walk near the summer-
house which the squirrels
had gnawed into very
curious shapes –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
came home Friday
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night –  Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
had a
letter from Judge Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02

yesterday – inviting her
to drive over there when
with Colonel Carpenter
Birth: 1821 Death: 1885-10-25

I believe they intend to
go as soon as the roads
are better –
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
has a very hand-
some photograph book
which Mr Mac Dougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24

brought her from New
York
– it holds two-
hundred and ten full
length photographs – Will
brought her about thirty
to put into it – There is
a very good one of your-
self – that is not full
length – but taken from
one like the one in
the library –
Mr Perry
Birth: 1817-07-08 Death: 1886-01-29
brought me a
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pair of moccasins made
by the Indians five
hundred miles above
St Paul –They are very
curious –
All send much love –
Your affectionate little girl
Fanny
P.S. Lily has a calf
three days old – it is a
heifer – and looks like her –