Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, July 4, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, July 4, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-07-04

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, July 4, 1861

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: pag 

revision: jxw 2021-01-24

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Page 1

Thursday July 4th
My precious child
I am very glad
to get your first letter
this morning, to know that
you are all enjoying yourselves
You probably have mine –
I will write to Harriett
Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
that you will
be there early next
week without fixing
any day – She will
be disappointed if you
do not go – Dont
look for me to meet
you though I will
if I can –
Page 2

Before you get to
Greenbush a man
will come round offering
to take charge of your
Baggage – Let him
take it to Mr Weed's
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22

and pay him when
it comes – “Thurlow
Weed”; Beaver St.'
After crossing the river
take a hack.
I think you will
have no difficulty –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
& Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
are very
busy with the 4th
Yesterday Will took me
to the Engine house –
This morning at 5 oclock
Mrs Bostwick
Birth: 1832-04-27 Death: 1903-12-20
, then Miss Allen
Unknown

Page 3

& another young lady
Unknown

came to help Jenny
tie wreaths of flowers &
make bouquets for dec-
orating the engine No 4.
They were all here to break-
fast. Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
was here
to tea last night – Mary
Birth: 1796-08-01 Death: 1883

is to come today to see
the procession – Mary Carpen-
ter staid with Aunty
yesterday & last night – She
some expects Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
this
week – Our men have
gone & the girls are going
to see the procession – The
day is delightful –
I went yesterday morning
to see how Catherine
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
^was^ getting
Page 4

along – she said very well –
Mrs. Austin
Birth: 1816Certainty: Probable
had offered to
keep her by taking care of
Clarence
Birth: 1860 Death: 1939
Carlo came and
jumped up on the sofa by me
and kissed me – I presume
he misses Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
.
I think it quite as well
for Aunt Clara to leave off
taking No 1 for the present –
for Erysiphales take first
Aconite, then Bell. & Rhees
alternately – If very troublesome
rub with starch or flour.
I have a letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

dated at Santa Fe the 9th
of June – he says he cannot
tell how soon he will be home
though Will says he is coming
directly – Give my love to all
Thank Mrs Perry
Birth: 1810 Death: 1877-01-07Certainty: Possible
for her invitation –
God bless you my darling –
Mother –