Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1845

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1845
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1845-03-25

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1845

action: sent

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: ccd 

revision: crb 2018-07-11

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Auburn March 25th 1845
My dear Child,
It is one month since the
date of your last letter - your long silence
distresses me - I have a thousand apprehensions
about your health and comfort - I hope
if you have not already written you will
write immediately - the river being
open our letters ought to travel much faster
than they have done all Winter – We
have genuine March weather - high winds
and frequently rain or snow - the latter
prevails at present – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

are still with us - will probably go to Can-
andaigua
next week or the week following.
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
begins to talk about moving
I shall be very lonely when they are all
gone but am looking forward to your
return among us with – I already count
the weeks that must intervene between
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this and the time of your release – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

frequently enquires how long it will be –
Willie's eyes are better but not so well
yet as they were last summer - he makes
but little progress in his lessons as the ex-
treme weakness of his eyes prents prevents his
looking steadily at any thing – he is very
impatient for the weather to become suf-
ficiently warm for him to draw sister Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

in the garden - has had the wagon in
the house by way of experiment but could
not find room to turn around well –
There has been a number of deaths here this Winter.
Matthew
Birth: 1805-03-08 Death: 1845-02-01
and Robert Watson
Birth: 1806 Death: 1845
are both dead -
there has been considerable difficulty about their
property which I believe is finally settled by
arbitration – Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has recovered
from the effect of his fall except some stiffness
of the arm which is gradually wearing away
he is constantly occupied with his business –
Willie wishes me to inform you that
he had 8 colored eggs Easter day –
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
relates various misdemeanors of the
students at Geneva - His chum, Kirby
Unknown
, formerly
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at the Point has been suspended with two

Unknown for intoxication - They are constantly
playing some prank or another with the
professors - I think I mentioned before the
suspension of Montgomery Throop
Birth: 1827-01-26 Death: 1892-09-11
– I am
very glad that Clarence has kept out of all
difficulty so far -
Friday morning - I commenced this letter
two or three days ago but have not
been able to finish - I am every
day looking anxiously for a letter
from you - do not fail to write
immediately - All send love -
Your affectionate Mother -
F. A. Seward -
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Augustus H. Seward
U. S. Military Academy
West Point
AUBURN N.Y.
MAY 28
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