Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 20, 1861

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 20, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-07-20

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July 20, 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: lag 

revision: iwl 2021-04-22

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Auburn July 20th 1861
My dear Father
We have a lovely
Sunday, cool and pleasant – I
have been this morning to hear
Mr Hudson
Birth: 1826-07-08 Death: 1912-05-20
, my old Latin teacher,
who preached in the Second
Presbyterian church. this morn-
ing. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
came home from a
fishing excursion last night, he
left the day before. Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24

went back to Canandaigua
yesterday- Mrs Miller
Birth: 1792-05-02 Death: 1866-01-14
is still
here.
I will try and take good care
of the papers you sent me, be-
tween Mr Lincoln
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15
and your-
self – we found it very interest-
ing to see them.
Tuesday I go to Rochester, per-
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haps Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
may meet me
in Canandaigua on Saturday –
Fred’s
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
last letter; which came
last night, says that Harriet
Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
is with you – I suppose
she has told you that I sent
through her for a sewing ma-
chine – it came Friday even-
ing – I wish you could see how
pretty it is, and how nicely
it works – please thank Miss
Weed for her kindness, and tell
her that Mother and all
the rest are much pleased
with it.
Thursday evening after tea,
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
, Frances, Frank
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23
, and
I drove up to Mrs Martin’s
Birth: 1818-12-25 Death: 1899-07-09
-
We had a very pleasant call
there, they inquired much
after you. Mrs Martin has
a young lady,
Unknown
spending the
summer there, whose father
Unknown

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has been for twenty five years
a missionary in Africa,
she and elev ten other
children
Unknown
were born and brought-
up there. She seemed to be a
very pleasant person.
All send much love – give
mine to all –
Your affectionate little girl
Fanny