Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 12, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 12, 1849
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Date:1849-08-12

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 12, 1849

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: Fort Towson, OK

transcription: nwh 

revision: crb 2018-11-05

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Auburn Aug. 12 – 1849
My dear Child,
It is two years this day since you
left us – It is a long, long time but in your con-
tinued welfare I find much cause for
thankfulness – I am sorry to see by the papers
that the Cholera has reached fort Smith
Should it come where you are remember how
much caution is necessary with regard to
your food – We have no cases here – it con-
tinues very fatal at Buffalo – I believe few
persons are able this season to eat their accus-
tomed quantity of vegetables – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
had a
severe attack of Cholera Morbus from eating
one ear of green corn which she has heretofore
eaten without restraint – I was made
slightly sick by similar indulgence —
Your letter of the 3rd of July came a few
days since – Now that you feel entitled
to a furlough I hope you will come as soon as
you think it safe – Will not the Southern
route by the safest I unless there is yellow
fever at New Orleans – the Cholera is
prevailing at St Louis and in most of the
North Western towns – the Ohio and Mississippi
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must both be hazardous – but you will be able
to judge best for yourself in this matter –
We are all impatient to see you but would on
no account have your health exposed –
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is still here – Henry Cheesbro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
is here
spending Sunday – Our young people have
attended a number of parties this week – that
is Frances and Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has been to only one –
There are a number of young ladies
Unknown
visiting
in the village at present which makes
a gay season – Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
and all of his
family at at his son's house – they always
enquire much about you – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
came home
from Canandaigua Monday – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
was not very
well then but is better again – I expect her here
in a few weeks. President Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09
is to attend
the State Fair at Syracuse the16th of September
when we expect a visit from him —
Uncle Washington
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
writes that Grandpa Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24

is quite as well as when we left there —
Mr Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
is visiting Grandpa Miller
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

to day – Grandpa is very lonely if some
person is not with him all the time now
he cannot read – Fred has commenced the
study of Law – he teaches Willie and Frances
Seward
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06
two hours each day – I do hope you
will be able to come home before the leaves fall
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our place is so pretty now - There has been
a severe drought until last week —
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well and sends love – Mrs
Perry
Birth: 1810 Death: 1877-01-07
has not yet heard of the arrival of her
husband
Birth: 1807 Death: 1875
at California – As it is only a week
since I wrote my letter is shorter than usual –
I am sorry you do not get my letters as
regularly as I receive yours – Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

is at home now he goes to Cooperstown this
week – Frances and the boys send love –
May God protect you – Your affectionate
Mother –
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
William H. Seward.
Lieut. Augustus H. Seward.
5 Infantry U.S. Army.
Fort Towson
Choctaw Nation
Arkansas.
AUBURN N.Y.
AUG 12
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