Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 23, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 23, 1850
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-09-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 23, 1850

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: London, England, UK

transcription: msf 

revision: crb 2019-02-07

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Editorial Note

This letter includes a letter from Frances Adeline Seward to her brother, Augustus Seward that has been separated, dated the same day.
Washington Sep 23d
My dear Son,
I came home from Baltimore
Saturday night and was greeted by your
welcome letter from Glasgow — You seem
to me to have accomplished much traveling
in three weeks — I can hardly realize
how much the facilities have increased
in 16 years — Your letter was sent from
Auburn by Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
without taking
it home which greatly disappointed Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

& Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
— however I am going home so
soon that I can take it with me — This
is the last week of this very long session
of Congress — The members are diligently
engaged in endeavouring to retrieve lost time.
The Senate meet at ten and six late —
The weather here continues very pleasant
Aunty writes that it is cold and rainy
at home — She also writes that Cousin
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is to be married as soon as we
come home – We leave here next
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week Tuesday the 1st of October your
birth day my dear child — How long it
is since you have spent one with me —
Auburn seems quite gay just now — Aunty
said there had been 6 parties the last
week or two — One was given by Mrs
Goodwin
Birth: 1808-09-10
Miss Sheather’s
Birth: 1826 Death: 1858
bridal party —
Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
was to have one the next
day — Frances and Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
had come from
Canandaigua to be present — Marianne Mott
Birth: 1825-08-26 Death: 1872-07-03

is at home — Frances is to stay a week
Henry was to return the next day –
Aunty thinks she must leave Grandpa the
week before I go home — I wish Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
could
go to him but your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
cannot [ spar ]
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Alternate Text: spare

him — Your Father is better but not
well — he will probably stop at Goshen
and stay a week or two before going
home — Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
has not come yet
we have been looking for her for some
time — I am afraid her father
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
will
not bring her back — he has never
quite approved of her being at Georgetown
It would be much better for her to complete
the year she has commenced at the convent —
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I think I shall go home by the way of Florida
but shall only be able to stop one night —
I have a letter from Mary
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905
saying they are
all well there —
The Democratic Convention assembled at
Syracuse last week — The Barnburners and
Hunkers united after some opposition — John
Van Buren
Birth: 1810-02-10 Death: 1866-10-13
disclaimed his Free Soil principles
and is a candidate for the U.S. Senate —
Dickenson
Birth: 1800-09-11 Death: 1866-04-12
was not supported — though
a portion of his party in the City of
New York
are still loudly claiming
his seat in the Senate for the next
six years — It will all be decided
in November — The Whig Convention
comes off next Thursday the 26th
The Democrats nominated Horatio Seymour
Birth: 1810-05-31 Death: 1886-02-12

for Governor — I suppose there is no
doubt but Washington Hunt
Birth: 1811-08-05 Death: 1867-02-02
will be the
Whig nominee — Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well and wishes
me to write a little letter for her on a
fancy sheet of paper — I shall put
it on the next page — she is busily
engaged in learning to read —
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I continue to direct letters to London as you say
nothing to the contrary — Father says if you or
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
find it necessary to have any more
money he wishes you to draw upon him —
Love to Clarence — God bless you both
your affectionate
Mother
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Lt. A. H. Seward
Care of Baring & Brothers
London
England
WASHINGTON, D.C.
SEP
24
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Messr Maquay Pakenham Co
Florence
LONDON, PAID
11 OCT 1850
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ANGL, CALAIS
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12 OCT 50
VIA DI
PtBEAUVOISIN
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CORRISP
EST
DA GENOVA
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Unknown
William H Seward
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AC 1850
OC
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FIRENZE
18 OTT
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