Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 9, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 9, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-07-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, July 9, 1861

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: rag 

revision: jxw 2021-01-24

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Teusday July 9th
My dear Son,
I am glad to hear
this morning that the
defeat of Gen. Patterson
Birth: 1792-01-12 Death: 1881-08-07

was a false report–
It came in our telegraph
report last night–
We are constantly expecting
some great event – and
every rumour is greatly
magnified– I know
the troops must have
suffered yesterday the
Thermometer has stood
above 90–

[top Margin] Tell Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
that Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
is
better. I am to send for her to come

[left Margin] here tomorrow
Page 2

I have read the messages
and the reports of the
Sec. of the Treasury
Birth: 1808-01-13 Death: 1873-05-07
&
War
Birth: 1799-03-08 Death: 1889-06-26
– The first I shall
not criticise– The
Treasury report is very
able the War both
able & generous–
This is only my opinion
which is not of much
value– Since I
have been alone I have
employed myself in looking
over the cards and
notes your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
brought
from Europe & am
trying to arrange
Page 3

them when I can read
the signatures which
is not always–
Mrs Martin
Birth: 1818-12-25 Death: 1899-07-09
would
like them for her book
of Autograph letters
but I think we will
keep them ourselves–
John Watrous
Birth: 1801 Death: 1862
is dead,
I have a letter from
his mother - a very
unmotherly letter it is.
I think the hardships
she has encountered
have embittered her
feelings which were
always unaccountable
Page 4

to me.
Give the enclosed letter
to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
to give to
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
when he comes
He writes that he has
heard nothing from
me since the 3d of
March.
I drove up to Pisgah
last evening taking Aunty
Miller
Birth: 1796 Death: 1836
with me. Pisgah
is very pretty - the trees
are growing finely and
the flowers blooming
with wonderful Luxuriousness
Aunty seems very happy
there this summer.
To night I expect Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
& Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
& Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09

have come. Love to Anna
May God keep you
Mother