Letter from Caroline Cornelia Schoolcraft to Frances Miller Seward, May 27, 1861

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Letter from Caroline Cornelia Schoolcraft to Frances Miller Seward, May 27, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-05-27

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Letter from Caroline Cornelia Schoolcraft to Frances Miller Seward, May 27, 1861

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sender: Caroline Beattie
Birth: 1834-07-25  Death: 1922-02-28

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

location:
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transcription: msf 

revision: jxw 2021-01-23

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Albany May 27th
Dear Aunty —
I was very sorry to
hear from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
that
you have not been well.
I fear Aunty you are
troubled about Uncle
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

I think of him so much;
what a trying position
he is placed in, but
what a would the
country do without
him : The Administration
seems a very weak one
therefore so much devolves
upon him: Oh Aunty
Page 2

how badly I feel that
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is going off –
I know I am selfish — but
I looked to him as a
Protector: & I love him
as my brother. & I
cant but feel very
lonely & desolate, with-
out one to go to. &
the great regard Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
had for
him endears him to
me the most: Poor
Carrie
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
, she is most
unhappy — What do you
Page 3

hear from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
: I
suppose he must be
on his way home:
How glad I am that
Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
& Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
are in
Washington with Uncle:
she can do so much
& make home comfortable
& pleasant for him:
I hope I shall see you
several times this season
I intend to spend the
warm weather in Geneva:
Clarence has found a
Boarding place for
me: The children
x Birth: 1860-06-29  Death: 1865-03-18  Birth: 1854-08-05  Death: 1913-05 
are
Page 4

quite well: I saw Mrs
Winslow
Birth: 1813-08-20 Death: 1861-12-09
last week, she
is very weak & feeble
one day better, the
next worse: I cant think
she will ever be well
again: she was so sorry
not to have seen you:
she is as cheerful &
energetic as ever: but
confined almost entirely
to the house: Kind
love to Fannie
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
, & all:
Write me, dear Aunty
when you can,
Your affectionate
Carrie —

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
C. Canfield
May 1861