Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1865

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1865


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Seward, Frances "Fanny" Adeline, 1844-1866





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My dear Father,
We fear you had rough weather last night — & I am glad to think of you as having reached Philadelphia, & taken the train for Washington before this time. I hope Fred suffered no ill effects from the voyage. I am much better than I was when you left. A long rest has taken away my fatigue. This morning I breakfasted with Mr & Mrs Richardson and drove to the depot to see Mr Richardson off on the early train for Phila. where he may have seen you — he returns tomorrow. Mrs Richardson & I have been down to look on at the beach. She thought the water would be very cold — We did not try it. I send a letter for Miss Cushman — I hope it will be in time for the foreign mail. I have not addressed it to any place, as she wrote me that Mr Moran of the Legation would always know where to find her. This morning the express man brought me a basket of grapes addressed to you – with the card which I enclose. As it was doubtful whether the grapes would bear another journey – & as you had told me those in Washington were very fine – I concluded to keep these for the table here. Mrs Richardson is extremely kind to me – & I cannot feel much like a stranger, being treated, as I wish to be, like one of the family. I have a pleasant room with plenty of trees to look out on – & the distant roar of the surf to listen to. The children & their nurse too have made me welcome. Much love to Fred & Anna & Gus.
Your very affectionate daughter
P. S. Mrs Richardson was greatly disappointed in not seeing you to say good bye. If you could, without too much trouble, write a line of good-bye to her & enclose it in your letter to me, I think it would please her very much.


Seward, Frances "Fanny" Adeline, 1844-1866


Cape Island, NJ, US

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Seward, Frances "Fanny" Adeline, 1844-1866, “Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, June 18, 1865,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed September 21, 2020, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/481.

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