Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 4, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 4, 1849
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Date:1849-11-04

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 4, 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 2018-11-09

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Auburn Nov 4th 1849
My dear Son,
Your letter of the 10th of Novemb Oct
came yesterday – I am perhaps unreasonable in
feeling disappointed that you do not come
home this Winter – I readily perceive the
cogency of the reason you assign that of
not coming North in the Winter – it will
undoubtedly be more safe to come in the
Spring – pray make it as early as possible
I shall come home as early as the middle
of April – cannot you meet me at Washington
before that time – In the mean time do
not determine to remain in the Army until
you have talked with your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
and
other friends
Unknown
– I fear I shall be but a
poor correspondent the next 6 weeks –
I am so hurried with preparation for
Washington and when I reach there shall be
so occupied with arranging the house that I
shall have very little leisure – We leave here
about the 20th of this month – shall be
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more than a week on the way as we are to stop
in New York and PhiladelphiaFrances Worden
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

goes with us — Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is to stay here with
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
a few weeks when if he does
not conclude to come to Washington Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
will come and stay with him
the remainder of the time that I am
absent — Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
who is to be a partner
of Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
when he shall be admitted
will board in Mr. Blatchfords family
x Birth: 1845-09-09  Death: 1905-10-22  Birth: 1817-08-27  Death: 1901-06-12 
while
we are away - Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

go with us – Frances Seward returns again
to Florida to attend Miss Parsons
Birth: 1812
school –
Caroline Canfield
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
accompanies us to George –
town
where she will be placed in the
Catholic nunnery for the present –
Your father has just now returned from
Philadelphia – he has engagements which will
occupy him up to the time of the meeting
of Congress in December – Fred has been very
busy the last month superintending the work
in the garden – Miss Parsons school is
moved into the house which Grandpa Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24

occupied – A boys school is to be established
in the other building – Uncle Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
in
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the mean time occupies it with his family
x Birth: 1844-01-19  Death: 1894-03-04  Birth: 1842  Death: 1908  Birth: 1833  Death: 1892 

Mary
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905Certainty: Possible
wishes very much to go with us to
Washington but our family will not admit
of an accession of this kind – Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12Certainty: Possible
goes
to Troy next week – where I am to see her
on her ^my^ way down – You will see my
dear child how many additional cares
the guardianship of our four nieces bring –
Aunt Clara is well and sends love –
Grandpa has quite recovered from his cold
Uncle Polydore has been here and made a
visit since I wrote – He took our horses
and carriage and Mary
Birth: 1822 Death: 1872-08-27
and little
Fred
Birth: 1845-08-22 Death: 1925-10-01
home with him – Frances
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06
will
go sometime this week – Uncle Polydore
is much better than he was – After you
receive this you may direct your letters
to Washington – We have had some
cold weather with snow but it is very
pleasant again to day – Mr Myers
Birth: 1801-04-15 Death: 1883-12-16

oldest daughter
Birth: 1828-10-02 Death: 1849-10-21
died at Little Falls
and was buried here last week –
May God bless and keep you
your affectionate
Mother
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Lieut Augustus H Seward U.S.A.
Fort Towson
Choctaw Nation
Arkansas.
William H. Seward
Senate U.S.
AUBURN N.Y.
NOV 5
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