Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1866

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1866
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1866-08-02

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1866

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: pag 

revision: zz 2021-06-05

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Auburn
2nd August 1866
My dearest Father,
Your welcome
letter of Tuesday came
last night. I suppose
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
left
you yesterday.
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
left us Monday,
the 30th. – and
expected to ^be absent about two weeks,^ returning before
the 16th August.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has been
down and Mrs
Perry
Birth: 1819-10-04 Death: 1898-02-12
and Mrs
Gray
Birth: 1841
have been to
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see me this morning.
Mary Titus
Birth: 1846-01-11 Death: 1913-03-14
has been
here – today we had
music instead of
reading.
My chill this morning
was shorter & lighter
than yesterday – &
the fever after it
not so high.
From the window
in the library
I have taken obser-
vation for you
on the building –
They have laid the
free-stone over the
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top of the cellar windows
toward the street Consider-
able furnace pipe
has been built in
The chimney which
I am watching has three
openings – and three
pipe holes – it is
built up even with
the stone work. There
is a place near-
by to “slide” coal
into the cellar, and
to admit air to the
furnace – Will
explained it to me
but I could better
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tell you what he told
me if you could see
the arrangement.
I have had two interruptions
and must close to
be ready for dinner –
after which I propose
going to drive.
Most affectionately your daughter,
Fanny