Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Augustus Henry Seward, January 18, 1846

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Augustus Henry Seward, January 18, 1846
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1846-01-18

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Augustus Henry Seward, January 18, 1846

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sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: West Point, NY

transcription: lkw 

revision: tap 2018-07-20

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Editorial Note

Letter written for Willie, unknown script
Auburn Jan/ 18./ 46.
My dear Brother,
I want to see you
very much, Gussy, and I guess
all the rest of the family do,
too. I am sure Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
does.
Sister Fan
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has been very
sick, this winter, but she is
a great deal better, Mother
did not think she would
live, but she is well now,
and is very lively. She
laughs, and talks, the most
of her time. We all think
a great deal of her, she is very
dear. She cries after the nurse
Unknown
,
when ever she leaves the room

[left Margin]
I hope you will answer this letter very soon, as I shall
expect an answer. I remain your affectionate Brother.
To Augustus H Seward. Wm Henry Seward Jun.
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And she screams for Mary
Certainty: Possible
,
in the same way, when she
goes to school. I amuse Sister
by drawing Carlo round on a
piece of oilcloth in the room.
perhaps you don’t know who
Carlo is. He is Aunty Worden’s
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

dog. He is a very ravenous
animal, but very cunning, at
He goes out of doors, and when
we eat dinner he comes round
by the dining-room and looks
in the window. I gave him
a little wooden wheel to day
to play with, and he eat it
up, very deliberately. He then
got up in my chair, put his
paws on the window-sill, and
looked at the people, who were
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going to church. He then saw
John
Birth: 1810 Death: 1902-05-16
, driving, and he began to bark.
John is afraid of our horses, &
looks, more like a grinning mon-
key, than John Scollins. But we
have a man to drive the horses,
his name is Patrick Cullin
Unknown
: he
is a very good driver, and is not
afraid of the horses. Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
&
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
have both returned to college.
Pa
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has gone to washington and he
sent me a very nice Christmas
present. It was a book of Cock
Robin
 Publisher:  Printed & published by Wm. Raine Place of Publication:Baltimore Date: 1840
and the New Mother Hubbard
Author: Sarah Catherine Martin Publisher: J.G. Rusher Place of Publication:Banbury Date: circa 1820
.
I suppose I can tell you some
of the first part.
Young Mother Hubbard
Went to her cupboard,
To fetch her poor dog a bone.
When she got there
The cupboard was bare
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And so the poor dog had none.
&c &c, and I suppose you know
all the rest.
Clarence gave me a very nice
book for a Christmas present.
The name was, “A Birthday present..”
Fred gave me me a books
called “The Pictorial Primer..”
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I can tell you some of that too.
A, is for Aaron, a priest of the Lord,
Baalam, who despised his word who,
Charity which we all need.
D, is for Daniel, who Israel did feed.
E. is for envy. from it you must run.
F is for Folly, which children should shun.
G, was ^is^ for grace, sent in answer to prayer.
H, is for Heaven and our father is there,
I is for Isaac, who served God in youth.
J is for, Joseph who always loved truth.
K is for Korah who perished for pride
L is for loving, which none will deride.
M is for Mary who chose a good part
N, is nonsense, which drive from your heart,