Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 13, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 13, 1850
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Date:1850-11-13

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 13, 1850

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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: Unknown
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transcription: smc 

revision: crb 2019-02-07

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Auburn Nov 13th–
My dear Son,
I have a letter from both Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

and yourself unanswered– After the hurry
produced by the wedding had subsided, the
hurry preparatory to our leaving for Washington
commenced– Election has passed by– We are
yet without the official returns for the State
ticket– the election was so close that it
is impossible to decide whether Hunt
Birth: 1811-08-05 Death: 1867-02-02
or Seymour
Birth: 1810-05-31 Death: 1886-02-12

are elected– Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
is re-elected
to Congress– Mr Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02Certainty: Possible
lost his election
in this County by treachery in the Whig ranks–
The seceders from the Utica Convention who
since Mr Grangers
Birth: 1792-12-01 Death: 1868-08-31
speech are called "Silver
Greys" have through the state opposed the
regular nominations whenever they were
known to be "Seward Whigs"– Mr Matteson
Birth: 1805-08-28 Death: 1889-12-22

lost his election– The votes of the "Silver
Greys" have thrown these districts into the
hands of the opposition– The Whigs
have elected a large majority in the
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Assembly consequently we shall have the
United States Senator– Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
left
Monday for Orange County in better health
and spirits than I have seen him for a
long time– The Fugitive Slave bill still
continues to be reprobated at the North–
I leave home for Washington next week– Your
father will not return here– I meet him
at GoshenFred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
accompanies me to Owego
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
comes here to stay with Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

during my absence which will be much
shorter this time than before– I wish very
much to have Aunty Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
go with me
but she is not ready now– thinks she
will come down in January– Mr
Wilder
Birth: 1822 Death: 1855-04-29
of Canandaigua goes in Fred's place–
I take Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
with me–
When are you coming home? I do not like
to have you wait until March as it is
a month of high winds– Will you not
be ready to come in February– I trust
you will be persuaded to resign that comission
which has made your Mother so much
trouble– even should you engage in some
occupation which was distasteful at first
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something else will assuredly offer before long
persevering industry seldom fails to overcome
all difficulties– Willie is making large
calculations upon going on a farm with
you– Poor Willie– his eyes I fear will
never allow him to study much–
The arrangement of which I spoke in a
former letter has not been consummated–
it is still undecided–
Mrs Sibley
Birth: 1802-01-29 Death: 1877-05-21Certainty: Probable
gave a party in compliment to
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
– we were all invited but no one
went– I do not think I shall see
Frances again before I go– Aunty is to
come over next week– I leave on Friday–
Gen Gridley
Birth: 1793 Death: 1850-11-10
was buried yesterday he
died in the Insane Asylum– attempted
to commit suicide– My last letter
from you was dated Berlin– the day after
you arrived– We are wondering where
you are going from that place which I
think cannot be the way to Florence
Nov 15th– The Journal appears this morning
with the spread Eagle the majority for
Hunt 350– a very close election–
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It is supposed the Prison Inspector is lost which
will throw the Prison patronage into the
hands of the opposition– The present incumbents
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are all anticipating dismissal– George Underwood
Birth: 1816-01-04 Death: 1859-05-25

is elected to the Assembly– Love to
Clarence– I sent his last letter to Geneva
as Miss De Zeng
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
wrote me it was some
time since she had received one from
him– Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
is still absent–
is expected home this week– Next week
the Baham's
x Birth: 1830  Death: 1874-04-12  Birth: 1828  Death:   Birth: 1827  Death: 1851-01-24 
are to be tried for the murder
of the Pedlar
Birth: 1814 Death: 1849-11-06
– Mr Blatchford is one of the
counsel– I fear they are guilty–
All send love– May God bless and keep
you both– Your affectionate
Mother–
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Lieut Augustus H Seward
Care of Baring Brothers & Co
London, England
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Messrs Maquay Pakenham Co
Florence VIA DI PT BEAUVOISIN
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William H Seward
AUBURN N.Y.
NOV 16
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CALAIS
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LONDON
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CORRISPESTA DA GENOVA
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Diritto Toscano
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"Roma"
Addressee au dos
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Editorial Note

Envelope flap folded over

Messrs ^M^ Pakenham
Bankers
ROMA
16 DEC 50
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ROMA 1850
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