Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, April 18, 1849

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, April 18, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-04-18

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, April 18, 1849

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sender: Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826  Death: 1909-08-24

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Fort Towson, OK

transcription: maf 

revision: tap 2018-11-02

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Editorial Note

This was included in letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward on April, 18, 1849.
Your Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
– My dear Cousin – having left this page
unfinished I gladly avail myself of it to thank you for
the kind letter I received while in Flatbush from you
and to carry to you my Cousinly regard – We all read
with much pleasure your letters received this morning
but were disappointed that you say in turn nothing
about coming home – as all were hoping that your next
letters would contain something definite and that we
might know when to look for you – It is nearly two
years since we have seen you and you cannot imagine
how much we do want you to come home and I
suppose when you do come if you continue to grow like anto-
ther ' maternal ancestor
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' we shall none of us know you –
Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
mother & little f Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
have left this morn-
ing for the South – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
accompanies them to Albany
and returns to spend the time with us while his
parents are away – Fanny is quite a tall girl and is
very pretty and nice – as for Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
you would not
recognize as Fred of two years since he is nearly as
tall as you were when you were home and I think
looks very like you at times – he is as agreeable a young
man as one would desire to commune with – there
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is one thing quite remarkable about him – though
not given to procrastination in his movements usually
It is quite impossible for him to come from Schenectady
in one day – he always finds it necessary to stop near
Utica and go up into the Country to visit at Doct Williams
Birth: 1784-09-19 Death: 1870-12-08

whom you may remember as one physician in Albany
there is a son
 Death: 1891
of the Docts about Freds age and there
also is a daughter
Birth: 1830-06-09 Death: 1906-03-15
a little younger – and probably to
her may be attributed Freds fancy for wayside travelling
Clarences
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
first suit comes on today – in Justice Court – and
it is quite an court – Clarence is very studious and
appears ambitious to do well in his profession –
Ma
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and I are on our way home from Flatbush and
I am now entirely well – better probably than ever before
and when you come will be able to be active in
making all things pleasant for you when you visit us
Your Mother and I yesterday planned you should be
home when Fred graduated this summer and
us children would all visit here together – So you
perceive if you do not come you will disappoint us
all – if you really my own brother I could not desire
to see you more than I do now – It seems so long since
you went away and so out of the world at your station
that we all anxiously look forward to the time when
you can come home – or when you may be ordered
to some post nearer home – The appearance of Mrs Marcy
Birth: 1815-03-22 Death: 1878

at Fort Towson must have been very agreeable and if she
but act well her part she can be very useful to you all.
I will write to you from home soon – and a more
interesting letter than this – but this will at least carry to

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you the affectionate love and well wishes for you of your
Cousin F.

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Fred sends kind love to you