Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 8, 1844

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 8, 1844
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1844-04-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 8, 1844

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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 2017-02-02

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My dear Augustus,
I received your letter last week
but have not until to day felt well enough to answer
it – We are much obliged to you for writing an
account of your reports – it will be some time
before we get the return from Washington – You
do not tell me how the affair was settled
about your room – mate
Birth: 1825-12-16 Death: 1899-09-27

Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
accompanied his father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
to Albany
last week – they went Monday and returned
Thursday night – Fred did not see any of his
acquaintances but Mr Weed's
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
family and the
Strong boys
x Birth: 1838-08-30  Death: 1919-07-26 Certainty: Possible Birth: 1836-08-03  Death: 1921-11-11 Certainty: Possible
Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
is better – Mr King
Birth: 1795 Death: 1867-07-09Certainty: Probable

was to go to West Point last Saturday if he
went you have probably seen him – he attempted
to go a weep week previous but was prevented
landing by a storm and obliged to keep on
to New York
Page 2

We have another letter from Grandpa Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
in
which he speaks of Grandma's
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
being very feeble
but not materially worse than when he wrote
before – Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
was quite sick – Grandpa Miller
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

is sick to day with a bad cold but I hope will
be better soon – The weather is now very fine
quite spring like, the birds are singing merrily
and some of the flowers in the garden have
opened their eyes – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
and Fred have gone
to school – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is playing with Sarah Hills
 Death: 1913-11-09

– he has a collection of coloured eggs on his
table for Easter – his eyes are so well that
he enjoys himself very much – Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
let
him go this morning over to Mrs Millers
Birth: 1792-05-02 Death: 1866-01-14
alone
which he considered a brave exploit – When
you were of his age you alarmed me very
much by running away over to the Universalist
Church and staying some time – but you seemed
much older then, than Willie does now – you
were so well and so little dependent upon
the care of others –
Page 3

I hear every week from Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
she and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

are well – Frances is progressing in her French
but will not read for her mother – Mr Wilson
Birth: 1789-05-24 Death: 1851-04-08

of Canandaigua has lost a son
Birth: 1825-07-25 Death: 1844-03-01
recently he was at Union
College – too close application to his book produced
a paralysis of the brain – his memory first became
impaired and finally his limbs were all paralized
in this state he died – We have had Church
every day for the last ten days – last week being
Passion week – I was sorry to be unable to go
but once – Clarence and Fred went with me Good
Friday – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
was here last night – I think
they will come here this Summer to stay – they are
to have the house they occupy at present – Mr
McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
wishes to buy a small house if he can
find one to suit him – It is reported that William
Hills
Birth: 1821-08-21 Death: 1875-07-12
is to be married to Miss Swain
Birth: 1823-02-06 Death: 1902-07-20
this month
I cannot say how truly – Your Grandpa complains
that your letters are short – All send love
Your affectionate Mother
Frances A. Seward
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Augustus H. Seward
At the U. S. Military Academy
West Point
AUBURN
N.Y.
APR
9
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