Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 14, 1853

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 14, 1853
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-01-14

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 14, 1853

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: New York, NY

transcription: jaa 

revision: tap 2019-03-26

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Page 1

Washington
Jan 14th
My dear Son,
I am very sorry
that there is not a
copy of Stansburrys report
left– Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
sent
for one last week
but we had none
for him– You do
not say when you
expect to come down.
I hear nothing positive
from Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
yet though
when she wrote last
She said she should
come– it is a week
since I have heard
from her–

[bottom Margin] The children
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
send love.
Page 2

I have not seen Lieut
Hunt
Birth: 1822-06-15 Death: 1863-10-04
yet– Gen. Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29

told me he was
a brother of Gov. Hunt
Birth: 1811-08-05 Death: 1867-02-02

When I returned
Mrs Hunts
Birth: 1830-10-15 Death: 1885-08-12
call
she was not at home–
Gov Scott dined
with us Wednesday
he looks well &
seems in good spirits.
It is decided that
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
remains in
the Journal– perhaps
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

told you this–
Your Father & I went
with Carrie
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
to the
President's
Birth: 1804-11-23 Death: 1869-10-08
last
Friday evening
Page 3

it is the only
evening party I
have attended–
I shall avoid all
that I can as my
health will not justify
^me in going^ it– We have company
to dinner frequently
have had a number
of small and one
large dinner party–
The visits of the
Nicaraguan Minister
Birth: 1802-03-25 Death: 1881-05-31

have ceased– that
flirtation is concluded–
Carrie is very much
more reserved since
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
has
become her adviser–
Page 4

Willie's
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
eyes are getting
stronger– although his
aversion to study contin
ues, he reads a
great deal of trash–
silly novels, which
if they are not positively
detrimental to the
morals certainly do
not strengthen the mind.
I hope for an improvement
in his taste in this
respect– Do not fail
to give Aunty timely
notice when you are
coming– How do you
bear the cold weather? –
it does not freeze here
though we have a little
snow– God bless you–
your Mother