Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 25, 1845

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 25, 1845
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1845-09-25

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 25, 1845

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

location: West Point, NY

receiver: Lazette Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: nrs 

revision: crb 2017-04-12

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West Point Sept 25th 1845
My dear (Mother) Aunt
I received a letter from
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
yesterday morning saying that you
had left for Canandaigua; I hope you
enjoyed yourself while at Auburn, you visit
had at least one advantage over mine
in the weather’s not being so hot as to be un-
comfortable. Mother says that Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
though
he has been gone 2 weeks has not yet
written to her and is very much troubled
about it, I tell her I do not think he can
be much homesick or he would have
written to her; I should like very much
to know how he is pleased with College
and Dr Nott
Birth: 1773-06-25 Death: 1866-01-25
. Horrace Cook
Birth: 1822-07-22 Death: 1897-05-28
has met with
an horrible accident which will render
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him nearly useless for life, he is very much
to be pitied as are also his Mother
Birth: 1799-06-23 Death: 1871-09-13
and Sister
Unknown
:
Mother says Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
was about going to visit him
when she wrote; pray on what part of the
road was it that the accident took place.
When at Goshen I visited Mr Griers
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
all the
family sent their love to you which I had
nearly forgotten to mention; Grandpa Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24

looked very pale and thin and not much in
a condition to make a visit to Auburn this
fall; he was much surprised when I told him
that he was expected there; Julia Anne
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
was
quite sick: Grandpa has got his college nearly
finished, I was shown through the different
apartments by the village school-master
Unknown
who
was invited there to dinner for my edifica-
tion: Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
is studying for the ministry I
believe he is nearly through and has deliver-
ed one or two sermons.
In passing through Springfield I visited Maria
Weed
Birth: 1823-07-05 Death: 1896-01-26
she was quite unwell, I was unable to
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see her but a few moments as the cars stop
there but half an hour she begged me
to remember her to you and Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
; Nicholas
Unknown

was also there as coachman at the Hotel
which (Mr
Birth: 1813-12-13 Death: 1878-05-04
–) her husband keeps.
Tell Frances that the Webbs
x Birth:   Death: 1848-07-01  Birth: 1802-02-02  Death: 1884-06-07 
stopped here on
their return from the falls (all but the dog
I did not see him though he may have
been with them and did not enquire after
him for fear that he might appear) they
asked after her.
To day we commence having fires in barracks
which I assure you are very comfortable; I
believe cold weather comes quicker here than
any place I ever was in, though it is much
farther south than Auburn, of one thing
I am certain that winter when it does
come is colder than at home. My love
to Frances
Your affectionate Nephew
Aug H Seward
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
N Y
WESTPOINT
N.Y.
SEP
25
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