Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, September 27, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, September 27, 1840
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-09-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, September 27, 1840

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

location:
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receiver: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: tap 2017-06-29

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Editorial Note

The text not included in the transcription of this page is from the letter of Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 27, 1840
Dear Clara, I am considerably more than half homesick
this afternoon – it is the first time I have had to think
I was so busy yesterday that I found no time to sit down
among many other things I found a peck of peaches
(for which Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
paid at the rate of 6$ a bushel)
already too soft to be good for sweetmeats I preserved them
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notwithstanding – this occupied my time until after
dark, when the Weeds
x Birth: 1797  Death: 1858-07-03  Birth: 1797-11-15  Death: 1882-11-22 
came to call Mr and Mrs Weed
and Mrs Weed's sister
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Either Clarissa Olney
Birth: 1803 Death: 1871-08-20
or Sarah Peebles
Birth: 1795-10-16 Death: 1865
.
. Harriet
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
I have not seen. I went
to church this morning with Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
. came home in a violent
shower of rain – Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
and Bowen
Birth: 1808-02-25 Death: 1886-09-29
here as usual –
Mary gets along poorly enough with Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
– he
cries half the time which is not the most soothing
thing imaginable for the nerves. I have the
delightful prospect of 30 or 40 men to breakfast
Wednesday morning. They are chiefly from New
York
accompanying Mr Rives
Birth: 1793-05-04 Death: 1868-04-25
of Virginia who
is going to Auburn to the Conservative Convention –
I fancy we shall all be up all night as
the breakfast is to be finished before 7 oclock to
enable him to take the morning car – he comes
up the river in the night boat – You see there is
no rest for the wicked – If you were with me I should
not be half so unresigned as I am tonight. I
think Mr
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
and Mrs Seward will remain this week but I
must not come home with Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
– indeed my journey down
with a new nurse was so exceedingly uncomfortable that
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Editorial Note

The text not included in the transcription of this page is from the letter of Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 27, 1840
I feel very little desire to perform another journey of the
same kind – I want to hear from you all very much
do write as soon as you find time. I have a chambermaid
Unknown

engaged in place of Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
and her three children
x Birth: 1833  Death: 1841-12-27  Birth: 1838  Death: 1860-04-22  Birth: 1830  Death:  
– Tell
Helen
Unknown
that Isaac
Birth: 1791-04-30 Death: 1853-04-03Certainty: Possible
has gone with Mr DeWitt
Birth: 1795Certainty: Possible
after
writing two or three letters to her to which he received
no answer. Harriet says he felt very badly when
he went away on that account –
I have not seen Peter Miller
Birth: 1802-11-26 Death: 1851-09-17
yet – I hope Maria will
take good care of my plants – where do you keep fire now?
it is tea time good bye
Frances