Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 14, 1846

  • Posted on: 16 October 2018
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 14, 1846
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:pxc

student editor

Transcriber:spp:smc

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1846-11-14

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 14, 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: pxc 

revision: crb 2018-07-16

<>
Page 1

Auburn Nov 14th
My dear Augustus,
Your last letter has remained
by me ^unanswered^ an unusual length of time – I have
been sick with tooth ache, sister Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

has been quite sick a day or two and
some of the time I have been prevented
by company – Mr
Birth: 1807-10-01 Death: 1863-12-10
and Mrs Gurnee
Birth: 1809
were
five days – I wrote you that Samuel
Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
was coming to be one of the
firm in your father’s
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
office – he came
last week with his family consisting of
his wife
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12
baby
Birth: 1845-09-09 Death: 1905-10-22
and nurse
Unknown
– They have
taken lodgings at the American for the
winter intending to purchase a house
if they remain – Sam appears much
as he did formerly – his wife is not
pretty but appears to have a cheerful
disposition which is more important –
She does not look as old as Sam though
he said she was his senior – Sam is
not insensible to the importance of being
the head of a family – Your father
returned from Albany last Sunday
morning, remained at home that day and
the next went to Seneca County to attend
the trial of a cause – From there

[top Margin] no message – A dieu – your Mother
Page 2

x

Editorial Note

Page 2 & 3 are reversed, as acknowledged by Frances Miller Seward.
(this paper being stamped on the wrong page
I have commenced my letter wrong)
he returned Wednesday night – is now
working hard in order to be in readiness
to go to Orange County again next week –
I have forgotten whether I wrote that he
went to Florida for two days while he was
absent but was unable to remain long enough
to attend to all the business Grandpa Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24

wished – Uncle John
Birth: 1792 Death: 1859Certainty: Possible
came with him to Albany
from whence he set his face homeward
and I hope before this time is f safely
arrived at Chicago – He made
himself and friends very uncomfortable
while at Florida – Grandpa Seward
is still much engaged about his school
wishes your father to bring on a teacher –
Your father has written to Miss Bloss
Birth: 1812-03-07 Death: 1855-10-13
at
Rochester whom you may have seen at Mr
Weeds
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
– she is a very competent person. If
she consents to go will be here next week
in order to accompany your father
I have letters from Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
and Fred –
both are well – Fred will be home in about
two weeks – I wish my dear son you
would write to him – it is your place
to commence the correspondence as you
are the elder brother and I think he
desires it – I will give up my claims
Page 3

for a letter next week if you feel the want
of time – it is easier to commence a correspondence
now than it will be some time hence and
you will yourself readily see the propriety
of it – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has rather injudiciously joined
one of the secret societies at the college
of course you will not know this unless
informed by himself – your father would
have been better pleased were it not so –
I may have written this before but my
mind is so distracted by numerous cares
that you will be obliged to overlook
some repetitions. Miss Conkling
Birth: 1814-01-27 Death: 1890-07-29
has
published a book – “Isabel in trials of the
heart”
Author: Margaret Conkling Publisher: Harper and Brothers Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1845
– it is especially intended for young
persons and as far as I have read has agreeably
disappointed me being a plain sensible
production totally unlike any thing I have
ever heard ^from^ the authoress in conversation–
L. Lathrop
Birth: 1824
has been to Canandaigua but
makes no progress in winning the affections
of the lady
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
– I think Post
Unknown
has prior claims –
Aunty speaks highly of the ability of Lathrop.
We hear that Louis Miller
Birth: 1787-06-11 Death: 1857-02-14
is very low at
Savannah – his wife
Birth: 1808-10-29 Death: 1871-10-17
went on last week not
expecting him to survive this attack – Mr
Mc Lallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
has gone to N.Y. – the house is not com-
pleted – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well and joins us in love
to you – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is sound asleep so he has

[right Margin] Sister is well again
and very merry-

Page 4

Cadet Seward
United States Military Academy
West Point
AUBURN N.Y.
x

Stamp

Type: postmark