Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 2, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 2, 1852
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-08-02

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 2, 1852

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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: cnk 

revision: vxa 2019-03-18

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Auburn August 2d
My dear Augustus,
I received your letter from
York River mailed at Point Comfort,
one day last week – I was just feeling very
thankful that you were not among those
who are reported as massacred – I believe
I am not mistaken in thinking that Capt.
Marcy
Birth: 1812-04-09 Death: 1887-11-22
was attached to the con same company
as yourself at one time – Do if you learn
any particulars of this tragedy, write them
to me – I have seen nothing yet but the
Telegraph report — Gen Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
I see is
at Point Comfort, he did not attend the
celebration at Niagara as was anticipated,
The meeting was very large – Mr
McLallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
went – he found so large
an assemblage that it was impossible
to obtain lodging or food so he came
back to Avon where he has a cousin
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residing — The day is not yet fixed
for the adjournment of Congress – your
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Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
thinks the House will concur with
the Senate in the 31st of this month –
You will read your father’s speech on
the reconnaissance of the Pacific – it is
interesting – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home Saturday
afternoon and returned again last evening
(Sunday) – He will continue in the
Journal Office for the present in accordance
with the wishes of Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
– I wrote
for Harriet
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
to come home with him
but she was going elsewhere with her
mother
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
and Mary
Birth: 1843-09-22 Death: 1855-10-28
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
went
to Canandaigua last Wednesday and
returned Saturday – he has not been
well enough to study much lately –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is pretty well but very lonesome
since Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
has gone – Willie did
not go to see his cousin Frances –
I am sorry that he did not – but he
forgot it I think — The masons
x Birth: 1812  Death: 1876  Birth: 1808-03-08  Death: 1867-09-18 

have been engaged in making stone steps
for our street door for the last three
weeks – I shall be glad when they are
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well done – It is not pleasant for
me to superintend such work and some
superintendence is absolutely essential –
How much I miss Grandpa’s
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
judgement
in such things – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is
well and sends love – I do not
think I shall go to Washington previous
to the adjournment – We will all go
to Pittstown and perhaps to Vermont
I hope by that time you will be on the
Hudson – God bless you – your
Mother —