Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 28, 1836

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 28, 1836
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1836-12-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 28, 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: cnk 

revision: crb 2018-10-23

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Editorial Note

This was included in a letter from Frederick William Seward to Augustus Henry Seward on December 28, 1836.
Auburn Dec 28th 1836
My dear boy, Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has written his letter
on the wrong side of the paper so that mine
comes wrong too – he has taken a great deal
of pains to get some red ink and this sheet
of yellow paper to write to you – We received
your letter last week and were much pleased
with it – Freddy could read it all himself –
I suppose you would like to hear all about Christ-
mas – Freddy has told you the contents of the
stockings – I have a Christmas present for you when
you come home but believe I shall not tell
you what it is – Christmas eve Freddy had his
Phantasmagoria – Laura
Unknown
has cut him some papers
to add to his former stock – Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
was here
Laura had gone home and Maria
Unknown
went to get
her bonnet from Miss Rigg’s
Birth: 1806-11-10 Death: 1898-10-19
so they were all
by themselves – I believe they enjoyed themselves
very much – we all wished that you were
with us – Freddy kept Christmas all day Monday
he had a store on the sofa where he kept all
his things for sale – Maria and Frances came
to buy – We have very cold nights now I hope
you will wear your flannel night gowns and
the flannel shirts which I made you to wear
under your others – I have dressed little Cornelia
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
all
in flannel & think she is much more comfortable – she
sits in the cradle and plays with her new rattlebox
I cannot write you a long letter to day because I
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have written two letters before & my eyes are weak –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances have gone to Canandaigua
Aunty was so sick that I feel very uneasy about
her – When you write again you must tell me
all about your going to Jamestown that cold
Tuesday – I hope Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20Certainty: Possible
will not get homesick
this winter – next summer we will all come
and see her and make her so much trouble that
she will not have any time to be homesick –
Aunt Clary
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
sends her love – your affectionate mother
Frances A. Seward
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Augustus Henry Seward
Care of William H. Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

Westfield
AUBURN
Dec. 29
N.Y.
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Stamp

Type: postmark

Unknown
F.A. Seward
Dec 29 1836