Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Augustus Henry Seward, September 22, 1844

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Augustus Henry Seward, September 22, 1844
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1844-09-22

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Augustus Henry Seward, September 22, 1844

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sender: Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826  Death: 1909-08-24

location: Canandaigua, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: West Point Academy

transcription: mec 

revision: ekk 2016-02-10

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Canandaigua Sept 22d 44
My dear Cousin
I ask a thousand pardons, for not having long
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this acknowledged the reception of your kind invitation
to the "Cadets Ball". I have been home just three weeks– but we
have had Company two weeks of the time– and all last week I
was preparing to go East. These are my excuses for neglecting my
duty. I left your mother much improved by her journey.
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is my military - reveiws troops &c – He has been with us a
fortnight. Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is to go to Geneva this week – I beleive
that is all the home intelligence I have which will interest
you – I was very sorry not to have seen you the morning
I left – we waited at the hotel a long while before we went
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down to the dock – I had anticipated a great deal of pleasure
from the parade – as it was to be my last day I could not help
being a little vexed at poor Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
for what he had so unin-
tentionally done– I [ neve ]
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never enjoyed a visit so much as I did
the one at the Point – it far exceeded my highest expectations
Your Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
was very sorry we had not waited and been
there at the breaking up of encampment.
There is nothing new here – we hear
of nothing but election– Would that it were over and people
would settle quietly down to their own affairs. The villiagers
here are still talking about Miss Sibleys
Birth: 1822-09
wedding. She marri-
ed Mr Ganson
Birth: 1818-01-01 Death: 1874-01-28
a partner in our office –
Did you go to any more dances after
I left? We left hosts of visitors at the Point. You probably have
been too much occupied to miss the amusments which
the other Cadets prised so highly – the dances during the
summer months. I am not going to write a long letter for
these reasons – I am afraid you would be teased by a long
one - and as I never have had any young gentleman for
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a correspondant – I know not what would be interesting
to you – At all events my next letter proper shall be a
little better – if my letter is not longer – Mother
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
sends her
best love – Write soon – and whenever you have time to
Your affectionate Cousin
Frances
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Augustus H Seward
Military Academy
West Point
CANANDAIGUA NY
SEP 23
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