Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 19, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 19, 1852
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Date:1852-07-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 19, 1852

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: Hampton, Virginia

transcription: crb 

revision: vxa 2019-03-18

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Auburn July 19th
My dear Son,
I received your letter Sunday
morning. Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home again Saturday
and left us this morning. He has
a Free ticket on the Rail Road which
enables him to come home often. Your
father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
returned to Washington after
spending a week with us. The time
for the adjournment is not yet fixed
but will probably be before September
I am rather uncertain whether I shall
go to Washington before the adjournment
If we keep the same house another season
I think I shall not go - but I shall
go in September to Vermont. Aunty
Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
goes with me and Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

too I think. I hope we shall see
you here before that time. I want
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to consult you on two or three subjects.
I wish you could be at the North
during the hot seasons. I am very
glad to hear you have no return of
chills. You have seen the death of
Adjutant General Jones
Birth: 1788 Death: 1852-07-15
. I believe it
is admitted that he died of cholera.
Gen Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
will attend the celebration
of the Battle of Lundy's Lane at Niagara
the 27th of this month. The Gen has
I supposed a fair prospect for an election.
The Newspapers are filled with political
speculations. Kossuth
Birth: 1802-09-19 Death: 1894-03-20
has gone
to England - his sister
Birth: 1817-11-12 Death: 1860-06-29
and her family
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arrived two days after he sailed - his
mother
Birth: 1770 Death: 1852-12-28
awaits him in England.
Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
and Harriet
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
returned last
Sunday a week. Harriet calls herself
better but is not looking very well
so says your Father and Fred.
Caroline Canfield
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
came with her
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brother Frank
Birth: 1832-02-20 Death: 1876-01-14
about a week ago.
I like the appearance of Frank much.
He has been to Washington and has I think
some appointment in the Navy but for
the present he is employed in the Novelty
Works in New York. He was here only
one day. Caroline has finished her
school education and her home for
the future will be much of the time
with us. She & Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
both go to
Washington this Winter.
Aunt Clara is well. We all went
up to the lake Saturday. Amanda
Birth: 1842-02-01 Death: 1916-05-13

a daughter of Ezra Schooley
Birth: 1806-05-23 Death: 1850-05-23
is here, at
present as a companion for Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
. She
is nine years old, but no larger than
Fanny. William
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is not very well -
he has been engaged in building a rabbit
pen the last 2 days. Did I write in
my last that I sent your letter to
the Quarter Master General
Birth: 1788-12-16 Death: 1860-06-10
as soon as I came home.
God bless you.
your
Mother–
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William H. Seward
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Lieutenant A.H. Seward
Old Point Comfort
Virginia.
AUBURN N.Y.
JUL 20
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