Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 27, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 27, 1840
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-09-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 27, 1840

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

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: tap 2017-06-29

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Sunday Sept 27th
My dear boy,
We arrived here at four oclock
Friday evening. I was exceedingly fatigued as I was
obliged to carry Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
in my arms the whole time
except when Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
relieved me he would
not sit with Mary one moment while awake.
My arms are still so lame that I use them
with difficulty. Willie continues so much averse
to Mary that he makes me quite uncomfortable
I found so many things to do yesterday that I
could get no time to write. Blatchford wrote to
your Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03Certainty: Probable
who I suppose left you Friday morning.
We had a fine day took breakfast at Utica
before nine oclock – 75 miles before breakfast –
I found the family all well – the house in order –
your Grandma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
and Grandpa Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
tolerably well –
Yesterday your Pa
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
went accompanied by his aids to Troy
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to review the troops. Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
went over in the carriage
with Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
– your Pa returned in the carriage
being too much fatigued to ride home on horseback
Mr Bowen
Birth: 1808-02-25 Death: 1886-09-29
came yesterday morning and Mr Blatchford
this morning, they have both spent the day with us.
Willie finds all strange faces here consequently he
is very uncomfortable – he cried about an hour
while we were on the railroad. I trust you
will be a good and sometimes think of the advice
I have given you. Your Pa still thinks he will
go to Auburn one day this week – do not fail
to write once every week – your affectionate mother
Frances A Seward
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Editorial Note

The text not included in the transcrption of this page is from the letter of Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda McClallen Miller, September 27, 1840

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Editorial Note

The text not included in the transcrption of this page is from the letter of Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda McClallen Miller, September 27, 1840
Augustus H. Seward
Auburn
Paid. W.H S
ALBANY N.Y
SEP 27
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Augustus Seward

Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11Certainty: Probable
Mrs W.H. Seward
Sept 27. 1840