Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 30, 1843

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 30, 1843
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-08-30

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 30, 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 2017-04-11

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Auburn Aug 30th
My dear Son,
I received your letter Sunday
but have not been well enough to answer it
until this time – I am now better again –
I suppose by the time you receive this you
will have gone into quarters – I think think the
long rain we have had makes it desirable –
I hope you have not suffered from exposure –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
left us last Monday morning taking
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
with her and leaving Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
with
me for another week – Frances goes to morrow
accompanied by Mary anna Pelham
Birth: 1825-08-26 Death: 1872-07-03
– Frances
has enjoyed her visit here much – she has
been quite a belle, receiving universal attention
from the young gentlemen and ladies – She
wishes very much that she could have been
at the Point to attend the ball – her father
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16

informed her that she had an invitation sent
to Canandaigua –she is curious to see it –
Our house will be quite changed again when
all are gone – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
goes in about 2 weeks
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to Geneva – he is impatient for the time to pass –
Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
went again to Rochester last
Monday and has not returned I expect him
tomorrow – he has diverged from his course
home to attend one or two mass meetings –
A letter came from Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
to day saying
Grandma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
and Grandpa
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
Seward are both very ill
I should not be at all surprised to hear of
Grandma’s death – she has been failing so long
Grandpa has recovered from so many similar
attacks with his constitution apparently renovated
that I do not feel so anxious about him –
I am very lonely without Willie – he is to
stay another week – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
sleeps on the
couch in my room during his fathers absence
We received your report for July this
morning – it gives you 16 1/6 demerits for the
month – what do you think about the
vacation? – but I have your promise to do
as well as you can so I shall not remon-
strate – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
intends to go
to Romulus next week to make a visit
she is well and sends love – Fan sends
love with the others and says she
intends to write you when she gets
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home – I am sorry to send you a short dull
letter – my indisposition must apologize –
Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
went to N. York Monday – returned
last evening – Tell me who is your room-
mate
Birth: 1825-12-16 Death: 1899-09-27
when you write – your affectionate
Mother
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Augustus H. Seward
At the U.S. Military Academy
West Point –
Auburn
N.Y.
AUG
30
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