Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 3, 1846

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 3, 1846
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1846-08-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 3, 1846

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: mlb 

revision: crb 2018-07-13

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Auburn July 3d 1846
My dear Son,
I received your letter last week
The expectation of seeing you soon will prevent
my writing a long letter — I shall try
to leave home about the 20thmay stay
a day in Albany — Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
will go
with me as he is obliged to attend court in
Albany about that time — As Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
and Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

both wished to go it was is necessary to
deny both — Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
will be with
me — perhaps Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
she has written
to her father
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
on the subject but received
no answer yet — Your Father has at last
got through with those two tedious trials
both have resulted in the conviction of
the prisoners though there can be no
doubt in any unprejudiced intelligent
mind of the irresponsibility of Freeman
Birth: 1824 Death: 1847-08-21

he is the victim of popular passion — it is
horrible to hang an idiot but apprehension
for their own safety has blinded the
people to the sinfulness of the act —
Wyatt
 Death: 1846-08-17
is sentenced to be hanged the 18th
of this month — Freeman the 18th of Sep—
When will people be willing to abide by
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the fiat of the Almighty "Vengeance is mine
and I will repay" — An effort will be
made by your father to stay the execution
of Wyatt sentence but I fear ineffectually
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
is not quite as well as he was
I should hesitate to leave him were not
Aunty Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
here — I think we shall
go to Florida before we return home—
There has been a meeting of the Methodist
conference here — We had two clergymen
Unknown

with us — Fred came home a week last
Saturday — you would be surprised to see
how he is grown — he is taller than I —
quite well — Clarence comes home this
week — Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well— all send
Love A Dieu your affectionate Mother
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Cadet Seward
U.S. Military Academy
West Point
PAID
AUBURN N.Y.
AUG 3
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