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

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

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-10-18

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, October 18, 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: Unknown
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transcription: mlb 

revision: tap 2018-11-09

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Auburn Oct 18th—/49
My dear Child,
I received your letter dated
the 13th of Sep nearly a week ago— but have
not found one moment to write to you—
Your father came from Florida last
Wednesday bringing with him Caroline
Canfield
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
which made with those already
here five children beside my own family
to take care of — Uncle George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
with Mary
Seward
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905
and her little brother Fred
Birth: 1845-08-22 Death: 1925-10-01
had
come the week previous—Caroline is to stay
as a member of our family—She and
Frances
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06
I have to prepare for boarding school
Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
has gone home with her Father to
prepare to go to Troy—Mary is here
for a visit— I will tell you more of
her when I find time for a longer letter.
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is still at Florida—I hope he will
come home this week as I need him much
to help me about the garden— He goes
with your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
to Washington to perform
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the duty of secretary— We made a visit
of one night at Canandaigua
father Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
& I— Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is better
I think Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
will go to Washington
with me — Your father returned to
Albany Monday morning where he will
be detained a week or two in court—
he then goes for a short time to Florida
previous to going to Washington—
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
has a bad cold—the other
members of the family are well — Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well— she will come to stay
with Grandpa—I cannot help hoping
you may be on your way home—
Grandpa Seward’s
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
house at Florida is to
be appropriated for the Female Seminary
the building she now occupied is to
be converted into an Academy for boys —
Do come home my dear Son if you
are not already on the way—God bless
you—your affectionate
Mother