Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 9, 1851

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 9, 1851
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-06-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 9, 1851

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
Unknown

transcription: pxc 

revision: crb 2019-02-08

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Auburn June 9th – 1851
My dear Augustus,
I received your letter from
New York and have been for a day or two
expecting one from Cleveland but I presume you
went through that place without stopping
long – I hope you are pleased with your new
station – I wish much to hear how you
like it – how many of your old acquaintances
you have met &c &c – Tell me how your
time is occupied and whether this is to be
a permanent station for your company –
Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came home Monday a week from
the time you left on his way to Detroit
to try a cause in which he had engaged
by Telegraph communication – he remained
at home but one night – he advised Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
to
go to New York and seek a situation for
himself to complete his studies – accordingly
Fred set out Wednesday evening going there
early that he might attend the last concert
to be given by Jenny Lynd
Birth: 1820-10-06 Death: 1887-11-02
in New York –
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he was to go by the way of Troy – to see Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28

and expected to reach New York Thursday
evening – I have not yet heard from him –
Aunty Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
came over the same week
you left which is a great comfort to Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

and I in our loneliness – She will remain
two or three weeks longer – Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
was much
disappointed not to see you again – She
declined coming out to a party given by
Mrs R. Howe
Unknown
for Mrs C. Seward
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09

Your father and I went, as it happened
to be the night he came home – Aunty
and Fred were neither of them well enough
to go – There was dancing &c all very
pleasant I have no doubt, but it soon
wearies me and I would generally much
prefer to remain at home –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has been obliged to resort to
the spirits for consolation for your absence
Her neighbor Mrs Hibbard
Unknown
is I think
becoming insane – as many others have done
who have allowed this subject to take
entire possession of their minds – Aunt
Clara went with me yesterday to attend
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the funeral of Mrs Compston
Birth: 1800 Death: 1851-06-04
who died
Wednesday morning – Her four sons were
all there and all appear like respectable
young men – David
Birth: 1823 Death: 1863
and Charles
Birth: 1826 Death: 1897-03-28
live
at CorningJohn
Birth: 1823
and Samuel
Birth: 1833
are here
They will in accordance with their mothers
request, continue to live with their
Aunt
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31
& Grandmother
Birth: 1780 Death: 1856-12-09

The Herald of yesterday gives the details
of an examination of witnesses in the Webb
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07

& Willis
Birth: 1806-01-20 Death: 1867-01-20
case which places Col Webb in
a very unfavourable light – Should this
be a true statement he has acted very
dishonourably & I do not well see how
it can be explained – The trunk
came here from New York (as your father
directed) every thing safe – Fred took
the coat and pantaloon with him –
Aunty stays all the time with Grandpa when
he is in the house had has nearly read
her eyes out – Mr Rice
Birth: 1819-09-11 Death: 1909Certainty: Possible
comes occasionally –
of an evening – This afternoon Uncle
George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
and little Johnny
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-31
have come to make
us a visit – Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
has gone to New
Jersey

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Is there any of the numerous papers that
we have which you would like that I
should send to you – tell me what
route you took after you left the Mississippi
I take it for granted you did not go
to New Orleans – Read your Bible my
dear child and let your example
benefit others – The Aunties send love –
Fanny sends a kiss – & Willie wishes me
to inform you that he is the member of
a boy fire company and has a red shirt –
He has been gone all day –
May God bless & direct you
Your affectionate
Mother –

[left Margin] I sent the West Point
Register which came
from Washington –