Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, August 3, 1866

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, August 3, 1866
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1866-08-03

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, August 3, 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: rag 

revision: zz 2021-06-05

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Auburn
Friday 3rd Aug./66
My dearest Father,
Your letter and
note of August 1st came
this morning. I am
very sorry that my
omission of Saturday
should have made you
so anxious. If I had
supposed a letter written
then would reach you
sooner than one of
Sunday I would have
written. I will write
tomorrow.
Page 2

Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has been down this
morning. She is not feeling
so well as yesterday.
I did not go to drive
last night. Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
met
Dr H.
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Editorial Note

Horatio Robinson Sr
Birth: 1804-02-04 Death: 1889-07-28
or Horatio Robinson Jr.
Birth: 1830-06-24 Death: 1891-04-27
Robinson
in the
street and he told her
the wind was bad for
me – it blew very hard.
After dinner I had
another chill – not from
cold as much as weariness
I think. I had several
visitors – and did some
shopping by proxy - &
the trying on of
slippers & shoes – standing
up – etc – fatigued me –
Page 3

but I had not much fever
after the chill – and felt
well the rest of the evening.
This morning I resolved that
I would take my airing
before anything rose to
prevent. So William
Johnson
Birth: 1806 Death: 1881-11-30
took me in
the buggy – with the black
horse. We stopped at
the Post office for your
letter – then drove
a long distance out
Genesee St. The air was
very delightful – and
the landscape charming
such trees – and fields –
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such a blue sky! The
sunshine was warm and
penetrating. I enjoyed it
all greatly. We return-
ed by Fitch Avenue
which is much improved.
My chill did not come
till ten o’clock – when I
was at home – in the library –
I lay still till it was
over, & my fever had
subsided. Meantime Aunty
& Esther Perry
Birth: 1846-11-19 Death: 1938-10-20
visited me –
Esther giving me some
very sweet music on
the piano. I am
now in my own room,
at my desk. Mary Titus
Birth: 1846-01-11 Death: 1913-03-14

Page 5

has come – and the
“Last of the Mohicans”
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is waiting for me.
Jenny has a letter this
morning ^from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
^
dated at Detroit
31st – he was to be in
Milwaukee today – and in
Chicago Saturday, Sunday &
Monday he thought.
Most affectionately your daughter
Fanny