Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 18, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 18, 1849
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-04-18

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 18, 1849

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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: Fort Towson, OK

transcription: maf 

revision: tap 2018-11-02

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Editorial Note

This included a letter from Frances Alvah Chesebro to Augustus Henry Seward on April 18, 1849 and a letter from Clarence Armstrong Seward to Augustus Henry Seward on April 18, 1849.
W Auburn April 18th
My dear Augustus,
I have this morning received
two letters from you one dated the 4th the other
the 21st of March – I am on the eve of
departure for the South with your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
– Your father will go as far as
Charlestown where he has some business which
will detain him three or four days – I
do not wish to go further than Washington
where or at Baltimore I will if your father
will consent await his return – Since Fanny
had the scarlet fever she has not been well
and I am not willing to leave her at home –
I am not well myself but hope my journey
may make me better – I have suffered
much of late with neuralgia in my
head face and chest – I was a little
disappointed that your letters said nothing
about coming home – I know you will
not willingly disappoint me in the visit
this Summer – Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
suggests that you
may be going to Santa Fe – this I do not
believe – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
will be at home a
week longer
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Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
came last night from
New York – Frances says she is
quite well she looks much better
than she has done in two years –
They will go on tomorrow to GC Canandaigua
we go in the morning – they in the
afternoon – Fred wishes very much to
keep cousin Frances here until he leaves –
I will write but a short letter now
and write again on our journey –
The weather is the most unpropitious imaginable
it is snowing fast – has been very cold
for a week past – the frost has killed
all the early flowers in the garden –
Grandpa has a bad cold but is not
confined to the house – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is
here she sends much love –
We were all much shocked last week
to hear the death of Col Richardson
Birth: 1780-12-19 Death: 1849-04-14

He died with varioloid after an illness
of four days – George
Birth: 1825-07-07 Death: 1919-06-25
and De Witt
Birth: 1824 Death: 1882-11-05
are
both on their way to California
Col. Richardson took the disease by putting
a woman
Unknown
in a coffin who had died
with smallpox – there have been a
number of cases here recently – some
others fatal – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is well – he
goes home with Aunty – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is well –
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Frances says she will write a few lines
to send with this – May God bless you
my dear child – your affectionate
Mother
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Lieutenant A. H. Seward
5th Infantry U. S. Army
Fort Towson
Choctaw Nation
Arkansas
AUBURN N.Y.
APR 20
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