Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 26, 1843

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 26, 1843
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Date:1843-11-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 26, 1843

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: West Point, NY

transcription: nrs 

revision: crb 2017-03-21

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Auburn Nov 26th 1843
My dear Son,
Your last letter came while I was
at Canandaigua – I went with your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
who
was going to Buffalo to attend court – We left
here last Monday morning – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
went along
his Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
was very glad to see him and he seemed
to feel quite at home there – Uncle Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
had
gone to Buffalo – we had a very nice visit with
Aunty and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
– were sorry when your
Father came Wednesday night as our visit
was c shortened a day or two – When we returned
the day was not so bright as when we went
Willie enjoyed looking out of the window very
much – his eyes are a little better than they
were – his health continues good and I encourage
his being in the open air as much as possible –
Frances is attending school – has much less
company than she did last Spring –
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Aunty and Frances are to spend the month of
January here – The weather was so unpleasant that
I did not see many of the Canandaigua people
Mr Wood
Birth: 1784-12-12 Death: 1850-05-24
of course –– he is as busy as usual
Mr Prevost
Birth: 1806-10-08 Death: 1843-11-15
the Episcopalian clergyman died at
Philadelphia about two weeks ago – he was
very ill when he left Canandaigua – the physicians
did not understand his disease (which was found
by a post mortem examination to be an sn enlargement
of the heart) and probably accelerated his disease
by giving improper remedies – his congregation
are much greived by his death – his place is
not yet supplied – The Bishop
Birth: 1797-10-08 Death: 1865-04-05
preached his funeral
sermon at Canandaigua – Mrs Prevost will remain
with her friends – John Sibley
Birth: 1821-05-06 Death: 1912-03-24
called to see
me – he has grown to be more than 6 foot high
is thin and rather awkward in his carriage
he has become disgusted with farming and has
now commenced the study of law in his fathers
Birth: 1796-11-06 Death: 1852-09-08

office – I should like to know how much of
the time which he spent at College will be
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be allowed him – I believe he did not succeed in
getting fairly out of the freshman class – in 3 years –
I am asked innumerable questions about you
I do not fail to answer according to your
wish that you are as well pleased as you expected
I hope by this time as the first five months have
nearly passed that custom has rendered your
duties more easy – I must repeat a part of Capt. –
Taylors
Unknown
advice – do not for the sake of getting
the reputation of ^being^ a "good fellow" do any thing
which you know to be wrong – you will always
find the approbation of your own conscience of
more value than that of your fellow students –
Of course I do not reccommend a churlish disposition
be always kind obliging and social when you
do not find such a course of conduct incompatible
with your duties – I spent the evening with
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
– she was very well then but has
a bad cold to day – Mr Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
went to New
York
last week or rather the week previous – returned
Wednesday – he brought home a note from Mr
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Webb
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07Certainty: Possible
who says Robert
Unknown
sailed the 2d of this
month for China – I suppose it will be more
than a year before he returns – I make
use of Mr Morgans
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
last frank to send you
some Money $5 – I should not send it
quite ^so^ soon were it not for the facility which
this letter affords me – We have not your
report for the month of Oct yet – September
you had 9 marks making 20 in all –
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
does not come yet – he will leave
Orange County before the river closes –
All send love – your affectionate Mother
F. A. Seward