Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 25, 1861

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 25, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-10-25

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 25, 1861

action: sent

sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: jxc 

revision: amc 2021-01-31

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Florida October 25 th /61
My Dear Sister
We returned home on
Tuesday last, found all right, which
you know is after all the great sat-
isfaction of being away. I wrote you
from Buffalo
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of our visit at the Falls
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,
I saw Mr. Clapp
Birth: 1802-12-27 Death: 1870-11-02
and some other
Gentlemen
Unknown
at Buffalo and spent a
day very pleasantly at Elmira, in
short we had a good time of it all
around, the Children
x Birth: 1857-06-27  Death: 1936  Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11  Birth: 1853-09-21  Death: 1877-10-20 
were quite well
and have returned in better health.
On my return I heard that Fred
Birth: 1840-11-08 Death: 1910-11-28

had to wait until the 8 th Nov.
(his 21. birth day) before his commiss-
sion as Consul to China could be
made out and in thirty days
thereafter he must start for his
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post, Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
& John L.
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-29
is to accom-
pany him as a far as California
where they are to join Samuel,
The satisfaction of this appoint-
ment is dampened much by the
mortification that I have it by
rumours from others, the ungrateful
not to say unfeeling speculations of
people by the way as to the dispo-
sition of matters here in consequence
of this breaking up, is most trying
to my feelings,
But I will try to bear it in patience
and should it appear like complaining
to you please do me the Kindness to
pardon writing about it,
t , The documents which you had
the Kindness to send me is received
and three are there to whom I directed
have thanked me for theirs,
On examination I find that I have
not got the
Ocean, 9th vol, of Explorations
and Surveys for Rail Road Route
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to the Mississippi River and Pacific
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 Date: 1859

I have got the 2 nd vol of the Japan
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Expedition
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, Com, Perry
Unknown
,
If you will please send the absent
vols, to me I shall be still more
under obligations,
I learn by the public prints the
death of Mr Huson
Birth: 1822 Death: 1861-10-14
, the Husband of
a niece
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
of yours, it seems that
mourning is to be carried with many
families by the war and the death
of Col Baker
Birth: 1797-12-09 Death: 1863-07-31
is it not sad how
many promising and valuable lives
are to be sacrificed, There is a great
responsibility resting somewhere, which
Infinite justice will bring to light and
reward,
If I have not exhausted you patience
please send Report of the Harper In-
vasion
 Publisher: U.S. govt. Place of Publication:Washington, DC Date: 1860
to Joseph Jenkinson
Unknown
Esq – of Florida
also Report on Agriculture
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to Almon
Smith
Unknown
Esq of Middletown
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Mrs. Woodman
Unknown
and her Daughters
Unknown
were
much pleased with the Plymouth Oration
and Argument on Freeman
Birth: 1824 Death: 1847-08-21
and Fitch
 Death: 1851-08-25

trials which I sent them,
I A Brother
Birth: 1840-09-05 Death: 1864-06-04
of of Julia’s
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895
, enlisted in
the army last Monday – and another
Birth: 1830-03-14 Death: 1902-06-10

has been nominated for Senator in
Wisconsin, – –
With my best regards to your Children
x Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 

and with our love and thanks to all
I am Truly & Affectionately
Your Brother
Geo. W. Seward