Letter from Augustus Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 27, 1843

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Letter from Augustus Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 27, 1843
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Date:1843-11-27

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Letter from Augustus Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 27, 1843

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sender: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1820-05-18  Death: 1889-05-08

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: atb 

revision: ekk 2016-02-10

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Florida, 27th November, 1843
My dear Aunt,
We send Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
to you with a thousand
fears for his future course, and with the full conviction
that he has improved but little since he has been here.
It is possible that this change may bring him to his
senses, for we have remarked that he has ^not^ seemed so
joyful at the near approach of his departure as we anticipated.
But however ungrateful he may be for his Uncle
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
's kindness
you may rest assured that it is appreciated by his Friends.
He takes with him
A good suit of grey clothes - perfectly new - the material
for which was given him by his Uncles Edwin
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
& George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
.
Another suit of Sabbath clothes, which I have procured for him.
And a pair of winter pantaloons partially worn.
A linencoat, & pantalouns - worn the past summer.
Four shirts-Two of which are new.
Five good bosoms; two new, and collars.
Three or four Paris Cotton, & three pairs of woolen stockings,
partially new.
An old vest, for every day wear - a bombazine
A twilled fabric of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted, formerly black for mourning garments, but now made of various colors •
one, new this summer, &
a shirt vest not much worn.
I am inclined to believe that he has been in the habit of
bartering away his clothes, & suggest that he should be cautioned
upon that point.
I suggest also that his Uncle positively prohibit him the
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use of Tobacco in any form.
Sarah
Birth: 1817 Death: 1883-04-17
joins me in regards to yourself & the Boys
x Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
.
Very Respectfully,
Your affectionate Nephew,
Augustus Seward.
Mrs W.H. Seward,
Auburn.
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Augustus Seward
NY 1843