Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 29, 1851

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 29, 1851
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Date:1851-07-29

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 29, 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: Fort Gibson, OK

transcription: nwh 

revision: crb 2019-02-14

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Auburn July 29t
My dear Augustus,
I have not written since your
letter from Ft Smith reached me thinking
I should hear from you again & be more
sure of your destination — You said you were
to go to Washita which seems to me to be
south of Ft Smith while Ft Gibson is North
West — I thought perhaps you post might
be again at Ft Towson – however I shall
continue to write to Ft Gibson until I hear
more — Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
still remains at Detroit
the trial of the “Railroad Conspirators” as they
are called still continues — Their conviction
is somewhat doubtful — your father things
thinks many if not all are innocent of
the crime for which they were indicted
He is staying at present with Thomas Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23

whose wife
Birth: 1828-03-24 Death: 1852
he likes very much — Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
has been in Detroit again – he
went with Mr Weed’s
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
family
x Birth: 1843-09-22  Death: 1855-10-28  Birth: 1819-02-06  Death: 1893-11-01  Birth: 1797  Death: 1858-07-03 
to Niagara — they
are all much depressed by the death of
James
Birth: 1820-12-10 Death: 1851-06-18

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Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
came over two weeks ago –
Frances and Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
came to attend a party at Mrs
Blatchford’s
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12
— Henry went home the next day —
Frances remained a week — She says she is
well but does not appear contented or happy –
Aunty is still here — she has been suffering with
neuralgia in her face almost the whole time
since she came – She will remain a week
or two longer – I hear from Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
every week –
he writes cheerfully though I think he must
have felt the heat very much — it has been
oppressively warm in New York, though unusually
cold here — he is to come home for a visit
some time next month – at present he
is left alone with the head clerk all the
other persons having gone to the country —
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
is in usual health — I think if
such a thing is possible he grows more &
more exacting about reading, every month —
I have now with me a daughter of Ezra
Schooley's
Birth: 1806-05-23 Death: 1850-05-23
name Evelina
Birth: 1830-11-13 Death: 1918-07-31
— a nice girl
but not in very good health – She and
Aunty take turns in reading so that I have
a respite for the present —
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Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well — she attends the “Spiritual”
gatherings and having enquired about your welfare
was informed that you met with an accident
on your journey — Aunt Clara wishes me to en-
quire if you were in that boat that was sunk
at the mouth of the Arkansas River some
time in June — Last Thursday William
Henry
Birth: 1835-01-09 Death: 1926
and Frances Seward
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06
came to make us a
visit — Chloe
Birth: 1799-11-09 Death: 1877-04-20
Mary’s
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18
mother, came with
them — They returned after a visit of four
days — Chloe is still here – Uncle George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
is not
well — Mr
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28
& Mrs Day
Birth: 1824 Death: 1881-01-22
took tea with us
while Frances was here — they are neither of
them materially changed by being married —
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and I went up on Fort Hill to a pic nic
given by the Sunday school of St Peters Church
they have just commenced grading the Hill
for the cemetery — it will I think be an
very beautiful place when the ground is
cleared of the underwood and the roads
are made – many lots have been purchased –
I have hired Mc Carty’s
Unknown
pony for Willie
for a month or two — he is very much
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pleased and finds him perfectly gentle now
though he and Dennis
Birth: 1827
proved him so fractious
a 2 months ago — If your father will
consent I wish to have him purchased – he
would be so nice for Fanny — We have
taken Dick to the woods and left him
about 2 miles up the lake — Willie went
up two days after and found him in
company with another grey squirrel apparently
enjoying himself very much. I hope he
may escape being retaken —
Jenny Lynd
Birth: 1820-10-06 Death: 1887-11-02
sang here the 17th — Aunty
Aunt Clara and the children went to hear
her and were all very much pleased
She is now in BuffaloClarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
&
Caroline
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
are well — The Barbers
x Birth:   Death: 1866-04-21 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1784-04-23  Death: 1864-05-11 Certainty: Probable
have
returned — they came in the Asia —
Caroline Canfield
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
has gone to New Jersey
she will come here after making a visit
there. Write as often as you can & tell
me what you are doing & what society you
have at the Fort — Aunt Clara Aunty
and the children send love — God bless you
your affectionate
Mother