Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 22, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 22, 1847
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-01-22

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 22, 1847

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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: csh 

revision: tap 2018-07-23

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Auburn Jan 22
My dear Child
I have your second
letter this morning – I should
have answered the other which
you were so kind to write when
hurried with your examination
but I have been quite sick
myself for two or three weeks
past – I am now well enough
to be about the house again –
I am very sorry to hear you
have been ill as to the
deficiences they do not
trouble me at all as you
know I would much prefer
you should be put back
a year to having you
go to Mexico but you
say this will not be
the consequence of this
examination ––
Page 2

Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has been in Albany
three weeks I expect him
home tomorrow – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

returned to college the
week after New Years
he writes me that he
finds his morning walks
pretty cold with the
thermometer at Zero –
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
left the next
week after Fred – I have
forgotten whether I wrote to
you that William Henry
Miller
Birth: 1823-07 Death: 1900
from Michigan a
son of Uncle Lewis
Birth: 1787-06-11 Death: 1857-02-14
is with
us this winter attending
school at the Academy.
He is company for Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

who would be very lonely
now you are all away
were he not here – he
will remain until Spring
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Grandpa has not been very
well for a week past – The
children
x Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 
are pretty well
with the exception of coldds colds
which prevail every where
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well – Catherine
Miller
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
is with her for the
Winter – Mrs Bronson
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gave
a large party this week
which Aunt Clara Grandpa
and Catherine attended – I have
not been out of the house since
I went to Evalina Weeds
Birth: 1827

wedding about 2 weeks ago
Your letter came while
I was quite ill and was a
great comfort to me as I
was fearing you might be sick
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
have
not been here yet this winter
though I think they will
come next month – Frances
is not very well – I was
not well enough to see company
New Years – I had a number
Page 4

of calls – Our sleigh is at present
at Seneca falls – where it
was left before your father
went away – he went
out and found the
sleighing so poor that he
borrowed a wagon to come
home in – We have had
no sleighing here this
month though the weather
is exceedingly cold –
a dull time for the mer-
chants – Willie sends
love and Fanny calls
every picture of a solider
"Gussy" –– Do not fail
to let me know if you
are seriously ill – A-Dieu
your affectionate
Mother
Page 5

AUBURN N.Y.
JAN 22
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Cadet Seward
U.S. Military Academy
West Point ––