Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 15, 1844

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 15, 1844
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1844-08-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 15, 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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Auburn Aug 15th
My dear Son,
We reached home comfortably
Monday night and found all well –
The day on the river was very warm – 7 miles
below Albany the boat got aground upon
the bar – the passengers and luggage
ware all transferred to the John Mason
which was in waiting to receive them –
we were consequently two hours later than
usual in reaching the city – Harriet
Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
and her father
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
had just returned
from SpringfieldFrances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
was at Mr
Bulliens
Unknown
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came down to the boat
to meet us – That evening your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

recived information that his cause in the
court of Errors would would come up for trial
Monday morning at which time it became
necessary for him to be in Buffalo – so
he left us reluctantly Sunday morning
in order to reach that city in time
he could stop only 1/2 an hour at Auburn
Page 2

did not come to the house – I have not since
heard from him but expect him home every
day – Monday morning we all came off except
Fred who remained to have his teeth filled.
Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
and Emily
Birth: 1827-10-10 Death: 1889-02-10
came with us as far
as Utica – Emily to return to school at
New Hartford and Mrs Weed to visit her
friends in Chenango County – The day
was fine and we had a comfortable journey
I found myself so much better that I was
able to come through in one day –
Nothing new had occurred during our
absence – Fred came home last night
with his teeth much improved in appearance
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
has been perambulating the
country on the rail road with free tickets
has been one day to Rochester – another to
Geneva – He is weary of vacation and
can devise no method of occupying his
time – I am sorry to learn that he cannot
be examined until the commencement
of the next term which is the middle
of September – He is not pleased with
the prospect of entering Geneva College
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there are so few students that he thinks
it will be a very dull – place for him
he says that Montgomery Throop
Birth: 1827-01-26 Death: 1892-09-11
has been assign-
ed his room mate – this he does not approve
and upon the whole is discontented and
unhappy in the extreme – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

and Frances will remain until the latter
part of next week – I look for Mr
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
&
Mrs Blatchford
Birth: 1798-07-24 Death: 1857-12-23
tomorrow though we have
not heard from them especially – Tuesday
Mr Webster
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24Certainty: Possible
is to be in town – I do not
know whether he will stay with us or
Mr Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
and Aunt
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Clara have had a great many questions to
ask about you – are glad to hear
you are well – and so much improved –
Aunty says all other young men appear rude
and ill bred in comparison with the cadets –
Frances refers to her visit at the Point
with much pleasure – it is a charming
spot and will appear so to you one of these
days when you escape from the tiresome
routine of military duties – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
imitates
the regulations of the camp by summoning us
frequently by the tap of the drum – he says
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we would not let him stay as long at the Point
as he wished to – Write my dear child as
often as you can – All join in love to
you – your affectionate Mother
F. A. Seward
Augustus H. Seward
At the U. S. Military Academy
West Point –
AUBURN
N.Y.
AUG
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