Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 14, 1861

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 14, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-06-14

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 14, 1861

action: sent

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: les 

revision: amc 2021-04-05

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Page 1

Auburn. June 14 th 1861
My dear Father
We received
Fred’s
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
letter last night
and one the night before.
Will
Birth: 1835-01-09 Death: 1926
thinks to go to Wash-
ington next week– he
does not know what
day– Dr Wayland
Birth: 1796-03-11 Death: 1865-09-30
has
been here– staying at
Pisgah– but coming
here three times– Mary
Raines
Birth: 1823-11
is visiting Aunty
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Yesterday she spent
the afternoon here–
It is quite chilly now–
and we find fires very
comfortable– there have
been but two or three
very warm days–
Page 2

We have more particular
accounts of the events
at Great Bethel– General
Pierce
Birth: 1822-04-10 Death: 1902-08-14
is much blamed–
Every report gives a differ–
ent number of those
killed and wounded–
fourteen killed is the lowest
I have seen–
The Spectator this morn-
ing had a letter from
the Chaplain
Birth: 1824 Death: 1872
of the
Cayuga Regiment–
Mrs Kimberly
Birth: 1799-12-21 Death: 1882-06-25
has had
a letter from her son
Birth: 1833-06-10 Death: 1890-03-25

and Mrs Titus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1895-12-19
from
Edgar
Birth: 1842-08-29 Death: 1884-11-06
– both describing
a pleasant journey to
Washington– I am glad
to hear that the Regiment
has better firearms and
Page 3

hope they may have
better uniforms–
The ladies here have
been making havelocks
to send them– I spent
Friday afternoon and
Saturday at Mrs Titus’–
helping to baste and
finish those which she
made on her machine–
Counting twenty which
she gave before they left
Elmira she has made
forty four–
I have been adding to
my collection of photo-
graphs one of Col. Clark
Birth: 1820-11-09 Death: 1887-05-10
, and
one of Mr Fowler– After
Col. Carpenter
Birth: 1821 Death: 1885-10-25
reached
New York he sent Aunty
and Will photographs of
himself, about the size of
mine of Charlotte Cushman
Birth: 1816-07-23 Death: 1876-02-18
.
Page 4

The early roses are beginning
to blossom– & the yellow
lilies– in the garden–
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
has been planting
seeds some of which are
now up. The horses are
well– Lily the cow has
been very sick with the
horn distemper, but
is getting well now– Will
has been getting two saddles,
one a side saddle– He has
been to ride the one of the
black horses once–
All send love–
Your affectionate little girl
Fanny