Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 23, 1862

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 23, 1862
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1862-07-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 23, 1862

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: dxt 

revision: tap 2018-01-30

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Page 1

Wednesday July 23d
My dearest Henry
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
came safely
last night – I need not
say she was very welcome –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has not
been so well for a few
days past – If she is
able to go to Rochester
Fanny will go with her
next week – I doubt
her having strength for
the journey – The weather
has been dark and rainy
for four days – Our
horses are still in
pasture –
Page 2

We received no letters
about Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
until after
Fanny came home –
He had previously decided
not to go, the Committee
and officers thinking it
not necessary he should
go as a private –
Will would himself much
preferred to have gone
but he was so strongly
opposed that perhaps
for the present it is better
as it is –
I hope there is some bright
prospect about the
future which I fail to
see.
Page 3

McDougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
says the
recruiting is going
on well – better than
for the last Regiment –
Spencer Benedict
Birth: 1812-10-18 Death: 1899-04-11
was here
last evening and wished
me to say that his
Father's
Birth: 1785-11-07 Death: 1862-07-15
death prevented an
earlier reply to your
offer – The letter also
was missent & did not
reach him in the usual
time – He goes to Washington
next week –
Love to all the children
x Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 Certainty: Probable

in which Fanny joins
May God protect you
all –
Your own
Frances