Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 2, 1836

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 2, 1836
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1836-12-02

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 2, 1836

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: msr 

revision: crb 2017-03-17

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Auburn Dec 2d 1836
My dear boy,
I think I promised to write you
the first letter and now now I hope you will
be equally accommodating to your little brother
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

who says he is waiting to have you write
to him. I am very glad to hear you have com-
menced your studies-with the assistance your
Pa
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
will give you I think you can improve
very much-you must write me what your
studies are and when and where you recite
your lessons. Frederick recites his lessons in geography
arithmetick and spelling to me every day-he also
writes, and reads in his little history to his
Grandpa
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
. The ground is covered with snow
and the weather is so cold that I cannot go out
but Freddy puts on his Indian rubber shoes and
runs out twice every day. I think it does him
good when he does not stay long enough to get
chilled as you used to do last winter. I hope
you will not do so this winter because you may
get sick and that would make me very unhappy.
Tell me how you like living at Westfield and how
Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
& Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
like it-do you ever ride the
ponies! Frederick rode out with his Grandpa today
but the poor horse fell down because he was not prop-
erly shod. Your little kitten is very glad to get into the
house these cold days, she sits on the upper stair as we
go from the kitchen to the south room & I am always
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^careful^ not to step upon her when I go down. Mr. Gaston
Birth: 1796-10-03 Death: 1855-12-13
is at work
here yet but I think the snow will oblige him to stop
soon—Freddy is already talking about buying something
for you when you come home but I cannot tell what.
Cousin Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
comes over every day-Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is not so well
this week as she has been-she spent the day here Wednesday
Little Cornelia
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
grows and takes more notice of all
that is passing than she did when you went away. I wish you
could see her with her red merino dress on it makes
her look quite old. Aunt Clary
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
talks about you very often
we all love you very much and shall be very glad
when you come home again. Laura
Birth: 1786-03-22
says I must be sure
and send her love to you. Freddy sends a kiss which
has just stolen from Cornelia. Tell Harriet I will write
to her one of these days but I have many letters to
Augustus H. Seward
Care of William H. Seward
Westfield
Chautauqua Co
AUBURN
Dec. 4
N.Y.
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[right Margin] write and writing long at a time hurts my eyes
and head. Be a good boy and God will
bless you- your affectionate mother
F.A. Seward


[left Margin] I wish my son that you would next Sunday commence
reading the New Testament
 Publisher: Mervin Hale Place of Publication:Elizabethtown, NJ Date: 1826
. Freddy shall begin
at the same time. I think it better for you to
read at present than the Old Testament
Author: George Townsend Publisher: Perkins and Marvin Place of Publication:Boston Date: 1839
.


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Augustus Seward

Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
F.A.S.
Dec 3. 1836