Letter from Sarah M. Andrews to Frances Miller Seward, June 18, 1835

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Letter from Sarah M. Andrews to Frances Miller Seward, June 18, 1835



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Letter from Sarah M. Andrews to Frances Miller Seward, June 18, 1835

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sender: Sarah  Andrews
Birth: 1811  Death: 1874

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Baltimore, MD

transcription: srr 

revision: tap 2017-06-20

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Auburn June, 18 1835
Dear friend,
Saturday night. You perhaps will wonder who it is that is
writing this poor scroll, but you will soon perceive that it is —
Sarah. W ^h^ en I came to see you one day when you was sick you wished
me to write to you while you was gone, as this is the last week I stay
here I am a going to write all the time I have to spare. I suppose
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has written you all she can think of that is a going on in the
village so I must write all about the house and your shrubs —
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
has gone to bed and wants me to read to him so I must stop
for to night he has been a writing to, but has put it away for the
bell has rung for nine. Sunday evening There has been a wedding to
the universalist church this afternoon, Augustus and Mr McCallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16

has been Clara did not as she was not well enough to go Gussy felt
very bad because he could not see them as he sat away back he
says he will go up star ^e^ s next time he goes to wedding.
There has two of your that came from new york look as if they
were dead and two more a dying your roses will have a great many
blossoms on them they had some on and the hail storm come and cut
them all off your Orange lilly has got a great many blossoms on and
it grows very fast. Peter has cut some of the grass in the front yard—
yesterday, and tried to cut that which goes between your shrubs and
the walk but was so dround that he cut some of it and some of it as long
as it was before so you can immagine how it looks.
Monday evening We have been washing to day this afternoon Clara went—
to Mr Compston's
Birth: 1790 Death: 1850-04-03
to tea. Tuesday even your little boy has gone to the
circus with his Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
they went this afternoon but it was so crowded
that they could not get in. Maria
went too but she could not get in
which makes her fell very bad. Mr Gastin
has been a setting the fam
frames up for the honey suckle to run on but I should ^not^ think there
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would any there this year. Gussy says I must come and ^here^ read to him —
one night every week and read to him he seems to think a new girl —
will not know how to read to him, as Betsy
is not coming back—
again Wednesday Even Elisa
has been here a sewing here to day she is
a going to sew here this week but I do not know wether she is
going to sew here any longer or not she says she shall write—
to you next sunday she has had one letter from Miss Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
sends her love to all her friends. Kind girl, I should like to see her
very much. I felt almost as lonesome when she went away as I
did when you and little Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
went off. There is to be a
wedding to Mary’s
next monday I supp ^o^ se this will not be much
news to you, but any thing to fill up the paper. Augustus has been
talking to me about you going away, he says there will be nobody
to wash him a saturday nights I told him Clara would wash him
but he says that she will have to talk to Mr McCallen —
so she will not have and Grandma
Birth: 1784-06 Death: 1811-02-22
has been to Mrs A Millers
Certainty: Possible
to day
and stiad all day she dont like to have Augustus go to Aurora for
she is afraid he will get drownded while he is there. he wants to
he go very much he thinks his he will have a nice time to play
if he could have you and Freddy there. he talks about you a great
deal and would like to see you very much. Mr Beardsley
Birth: 1807-05-30 Death: 1894-01-15
and —
Mr O Bergess
Birth: 1806 Death: 1882-12-07
^are here^ they seem to be enjoying the theres themselves
very much as they laugh very loud. I have written you that there
is to be a wedding to Mary's but did not tell you who it was
it is Charlotte Mortimer
. they have got the painting of the
wall done in the in the hall the wood work is not done yet
but Clara says she shall put down the carpet for they have
not been here in as much as a fortnight. They have painted
the wood work in Grandma's room once over and now they
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have j left it so they can come and have her disturbed
again when they might just as well finished it while they
was here. They have painted the wall in your room once —
over and left that to so I guess it will no be done until
you get or not much before. I had almost forgotten to tell you
that I did not take your parasol as it was 14 shillings
so I told the man he might keep it for what he had done
to it. I believe I have scribbled all I can think of so I will
not try your patience any longer for I think it will be —
rather hard work to t read this. kiss Freddy for me and —
tell him he must not forget Sarah Andrews while he is gone
Yours affectionately
Dear little friend
I am a going to write a little bit to
you and your Ma will read it to you. We have got
some pretty flowers in the garden we wish you was
was here to see them Grandma says she wants freddy here
very much so she can tell him some stories I want
to see you very much and have you and Gussy sit with
me so I cam can tell you the story about Crazy—
Spencer that I used to tell you before you went away
Augustus and me went to the theater one night and
the played the Forty Thieves and they had some little
pasle pastboard horses with men for the forty thieves
and they had a picture of some rocks and these little men
was on the top of them and they was fixed so they could
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ma make them brot along just like horses
kiss ma for me. you muts must remember all you see
so you can tell me when you come home
Hon Wm H Seward
Maryland, V
Jun 22.


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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S. Andrews
June 1835