Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 14, 1843

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 14, 1843
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-06-14

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 14, 1843

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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: West Point, NY

transcription: nrs 

revision: crb 2017-03-20

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Wednesday June 14th
My dear Augustus,
Your letter which I had been ex-
pecting some days came last evening – I am glad to hear
that you are well – I find my domestic cares
rather oppressive since Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has left us – I
find very little time to write read or sew – Clara
complains that she has been equally confined
and we have come to the conclusion that those
associations where two or three families live
together are not so preposterous after all – a
division of the work for a larger family being
much less than all the work for a small one –
Clara has not all her house arranged yet –
Maria works there but has not moved her baby
Unknown

yet which she intends to do this week – I hope
Clara will not find them as troublesome as I
fear she may – Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came home
from New York last Friday morning after having
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seen Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
on board the Washington – Mr Weed’s
family
x Birth: 1843-09-22  Death: 1855-10-28  Birth: 1823-07-05  Death: 1896-01-26  Birth: 1819-02-06  Death: 1893-11-01  Birth: 1797  Death: 1858-07-03 
with the exception of James
Birth: 1820-12-10 Death: 1851-06-18
all went to
N. York – Your Father an only stayed an hour
in Albany on his return – came home in the
night train – took a bad cold which has made
him sick ever since – Yesterday morning he was
obliged to go to Syracuse to try a cause – came home
more unwell and has been in bed all day –
he has taken no medicine but homoeopathic but
as he smokes drinks tea &c &c I am afraid
that will not benefit him much – Mr
Doubleday
Birth: 1792-12-15 Death: 1866-03-11
lost a daughter
Birth: 1830-03-05 Death: 1843-06-12
very suddenly this
week with an inflammation of the throat – which
perhaps has made me more uneasy about your
father whose throat has been very sore – I trust
however he will be better – he is up now and
has been into the garden – Clara and I have
been out to make some visits – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and
Abbey
Unknown
have gone now to see her – Willie is very
well – his eyes are a little inflamed occasionally
and that white spot remains on the pupil of his
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right eye but does not appear to increase
in size – Your Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
went to Syracuse ^Seneca falls^
with Mr Harding
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, who went to take Mr Sacketts
Birth: 1811-11-18 Death: 1895-09-06

portrait – Your Grandpa came home Sunday
Mr Harding remains – Grandpa
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
and Grandma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11

Seward are about as usual – occasionally confined
to their room a day by illness but upon the whole
about as well as when they came – Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
says
they talk some of going to Florida next month –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
studies hard seven or eight hours, and
keeps his recess the remainder of the day – at
present he is deeply engaged in manufacturing candy
Willie is clerck – A Letter from Augustus
Seward
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
informs us that Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
has arrived at
Florida and is a member of his family – he does
not speak very encouragingly of Clarence, thinks that
Mr Parmely
Birth: 1784-10-18 Death: 1862-05-24
has indulged him too much which
I think very probable – he will remain at
Florida for the presant – You may as well keep
the book you mention – it may perhaps assist you
with the medicines you have – Write as often as once
a week and a little more carefully – May God bless you
Your affectionate mother
F. A. Seward
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Augustus H. Seward
At Mr Kinsley'
Birth: 1802-02-17 Death: 1849-08-24
School
West Point
AUBURN
N.Y.
JUN
15
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