Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 22, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 22, 1852
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-09-22

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 22, 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: Peekskill

transcription: csh 

revision: crb 2019-07-01

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Auburn, Sep 22d ––
My dear Son,
I received your letter dated
at Peekskill yesterday – should have
written before had I known where
to find you – It is a week to day
(Wednesday) since we came home –
Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came the night you
left us – the next day we went
on to Rutland – where there were
about 20,000 people assembled – your
Father made his speech that afternoon
and the day after we all went on
to Windsor VT – where we passed the
Sabbath – From Windsor we went
to Montreal – there to Quebec
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
left us at the
latter place as Frances had become
impatient to get home – We made
some agreeable acquaintances in Canada
not the least so were Lord
Birth: 1811-07-20 Death: 1863-11-20
& Lady
Elgin
Birth: 1819 Death: 1898-03-09
– Quebec is very interesting
from its historical associations –
the town itself is less pleasant than
Montreal but the environs more
so – Both are more like European
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cities than any I have before seen.
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
remained with us
she was well and enjoyed her
visit very much. We returned
by the way of Burlington and Lake
George where the scenery quite
realized my expectations. The
second Sunday we spent in Burlington
By the time we reached home the
weather had become so cold that
stoves were comfortable.
Aunty stopped here and remained
one week – she is now at home –
Caroline
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
went with Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
to
Orange County a day or two after we
returned – Clarence came home last
night, he says he saw you but
not long enough for any conversation
at Fishkill. Fred I have not
seen yet, he is to come home
Saturday – Your father arranged
matters so that I was not obliged
to return to Washington – until
the commencement of the session.
To day is the convention at Syracuse
for the Nomination of State Officers
I dont care what they do so
they do not endorse the Baltimore
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platform which I fear they will –
Gen Scott's
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29
prospects are said to
grow brighter daily – I hope
we shall see you before long
it is pleasant to know that you
are so near home – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

was sick while I was away
he is well again and rejoicing in
a pony which came while we were
absent – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well and sends
love – Amanda's
Birth: 1842-02-01 Death: 1916-05-13Certainty: Possible
sister Evaline
Birth: 1830-11-13 Death: 1918-07-31Certainty: Possible

is here now – helping me with
sewing – I will attend to the
documents you mention. Your
father remains at home a few weeks –
God bless you – your affectionate
Mother –