Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, February 15, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, February 15, 1847
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-02-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, February 15, 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 Feb 15th 1847
My dear Augustus,
Your long expected letter came
yesterday – As you say nothing about your health
I will presume you are well though I am con-
tinually apprehensive that you will have another
attack of Asthma – I have been too unwell to
go out a great part of the time since Christmas –
still I have been to Canandaigua and made a visit
of 4 or 5 days since I wrote – I took Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
with me – Willie intended to
remain two or three weeks but became homesick
before my visit was completed – He found it
rather dull in the Winter and missed his
hand sleigh very much – Fanny was quite
happy and contended either to go or stay –
Wm Henry
Birth: 1823-07 Death: 1900
stayed with Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
while
we were away – Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
went on to Bath
with one of his clients – they keep him pretty
busy – The judges
x Birth: 1817-07-01  Death: 1898-03-06  Birth: 1789-11-17  Death: 1863-09-03  Birth: 1790-02-06  Death: 1860-05-06 
of the Supreme Court have
granted the bill of exceptions in the Freeman
Birth: 1824 Death: 1847-08-21
case
I would like to have you read their decision
it is not very complimentary to the Judge
Birth: 1790-01-16 Death: 1850-12-28
who
presided at the trial, Judge Whiting –
Of course there will be a new trial – I hope
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it will be in another County – Bill is rapidly
sinking into a state of idiocy – it is difficult
now to make him comprehend any thing –
A letter came from Dr Nott
Birth: 1773-06-25 Death: 1866-01-25
last week saying
that our son Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
was attending a dancing
school in the city "in company with citizens
of both sexes" without the consent and
contrary to the wishes of the faculty –
Your father wrote to the Dr and Fred at the
same time – requesting Fred to discontinue his
visits, although he considered dancing a harmless
amusement it must not be persevered in when
it was in violation of the College discipline –
We have heard nothing on the subject since
If you meet with Mr Calhoun's
Birth: 1782-03-18 Death: 1850-03-31
and Mr Corwin's
Birth: 1794-07-29 Death: 1865-12-18

speeches on the subject of the war I hope you
will read them both – They place it in a
true light – I saw Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
at Geneva
a few moments when I was returning from
Skanea Canandaigua he looked thin said
he had had a cough a number of weeks
I told him to get some homeopathic
medicine – which cured Fred though
he prefers saying he was cured by fasting –
What horrid accounts we have of the suffering
in Ireland – there is to be a meeting here
to night to aid in sending them relief
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We have our sleigh home again and just
enough sleighing to use it – we have had
very little snow this Winter –
I expect Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
the last
of this month – Aunt Clara sends
love – Your affectionate
Mother
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Cadet Seward
N.Y. Military Academy
West Point –
AUBURN N.Y.
FEB 15
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