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Seward has welcomed and entertained us with her own amiable cordiality.
“The mansion-furnished with comfortable simplicity — is adorned by the elegant neatness which pervades it in every room, in
every corner. An ample and carefully-selected library, family portraits, with a striking likeness of John Quincy Adams, cover the walls. Nothing in this house is luxurious, nothing superfluous, but every want is provided for with good taste, and every object offers immediate use or presents interesting associations. The foliage of ancient trees shades our windows, and allures us to step down into the garden, whose fragrance fills the rooms. Well-kept arbors line the walls; the air is perfumed by Narcissuses, hyacinths, and syringas, around which cluster rich garlands of tulips and lovely Cupid-arrows. In these pleasant grounds we meet the members of the family who are now staying at Auburn: the little daughter of Mrs. Seward, and her nephew, to whom she has been a mother; his sweet young wife, and Mrs. Worden, Mrs. Seward's sister."
WILLIAMSBURGH, L. I., March 16, 1853.
CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
The Union, Auburn, 1825–For Greece, Auburn, 1827—Patriotism, Syracuse, July 4,
1831—Typographical Society, Albany, 1839—Sunday School Celebration, Staten