Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 20, 1847

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 20, 1847
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1847-03-20

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 20, 1847

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: jjh 

revision: tap 2018-07-23

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Auburn March 20th
My dear Augustus,
I was glad to receive
your letter yesterday considering it an
assurance that you are well – We have
had a cold unpleasant month of March
but I presume it is quite as well for the
progress of vegetation which is often retarded
by cold weather in April and May
when the month of March is warm –
Your report for the month of February
came the day before your letter – you
stand 31 in Engineering 30 in Rhetoric &
Moral Philosophy & 34 in Artillery –
Whole number of demerits 60 – 3 for
the last month –
Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has been home two weeks
he will go to Orange County as soon
as the river is open at Albany – in the
mean time he is continually in court somewhere
either here or in the neighbouring counties –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is well – complains of the dulness
of College life a little – he will come
home for a spring vacation next
month –
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Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
conclude to defer their
visit until June – We are to have some
alteration made in the house which will
preclude visitors next month – the long
stair case is to be taken down and the
south room thereby enlarged – I am quite
unable to decide whether the convenience
of the house will be more increased or
diminished by this arrangement as what
we gain in one way we lose in another
but we shall obtain a larger sitting room
which is a desirable consideration – I dread
the pulling down of walls exceedingly –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well except a cold which
she has escaped this winter until now –
Catherine Miller
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
is with her yet – there
is some talk of the Seavers
Unknown
(boarders)
returning but I hope they will not –
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is preparing for the Juniors
exhibition which comes off in May – he
is to speak an original composition on that
occasion which he seeemed to dread
very much –
Grandpa
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
is very well – our horse contin-
ues so lame that he cannot drive
him yet and the other one will
not go before a single wagon –
John's
Birth: 1810 Death: 1902-05-16
brother Dennis
Birth: 1827
is to remain with
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us through the Summer – John having
moved so far away that we have no
man to call upon half of the time –
John must be kept because Grandpa does
not like to part with him – he proposed
to find work elsewhere part of the time
of course we have not work to employ
two men the whole time –
The great abundance of pigeons sent
many persons to the woods yesterday –
William H. Miller
Birth: 1823-07 Death: 1900
and our Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

proposed going I was glad they did
not suc[ c ]
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Mr Mc [ L ]
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allen having loaned all
that he had –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well – she talks every thing
and amuses us all very much –
I hear no village news that would
interest you – May God bless and
guide you – your affectionate
Mother –
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Cadet Seward
N. Y. Military Academy
West Point
AUBURN N.Y.
MAR 21
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