Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 19, 1853

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 19, 1853
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-07-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 19, 1853

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: Virginia, US

transcription: les 

revision: crb 2019-02-26

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Auburn July 19th 1853
My dear Augustus,
I have delayed longer than
I thought answering your letter of
the 6th, when I look at the date —
I was not quite as well when
it came as I had been before and
am now—Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home Saturday
and stayed until last evening
assisting Jones
Unknown
in planning some
new out houses which are to be built
soon—Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
went to Canandaigua
last week for a day—Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

left the 14th with Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
for Watch
Hill
where she is to remain some
weeks when she may go to Nahant
or Newport—I think they were
in New York at the opening of
the Chrystal Palace but if they
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were wise they deferred their visit
until later in the season—as that
day none were admitted but the
holders of season tickets at $10 a piece—
the President
Birth: 1804-11-23 Death: 1869-10-08
was one of the attractions
that day—Greeley
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
scolds about
the neglect of the architects and
others who were forgotten in the presence
of so many political worthies—I
hope you will see that article—it
was well deserved—
I would like to go to Long Island
about the middle of August if
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
are ready—
If the month of August should prove
as cool as July has been I do not
think we shall find it warm
traveling—Should you be North at
that time I hope you may be able
to join us for a day or so—
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It is my intention to go to
Bedford Westchester County by N—
Harlem Road and from there to
Hempstead on Long Island—after visiting
these two towns where Grandma Miller
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03

used to live I think we will go
for a week to some quiet place
on the coast if any such is to be
found—Rockaway is in the town
of South Hempstead and it is in a
much less fashionable place of resort
than formerly, may answer our purpose –
I do not care so much for bathing
as for the sea air—
Your Father goes to Cooperstown
some time next week—is at home
for the present preparing his addresses
for Ohio & New York
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
has been to Goshen and
completed the settlement of
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his portion of the estate—
The Rev. Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
is on a
tour West at this time I
believe Clarence expects him here
in his return—I do not anticipate the
pleasure of meeting him— Caroline
Canfield
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
is in Morristown but does
not tell us how long she will stay—
We hear indirectly that Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

Is going to Europe some time next
month!!—— Mr Segoine
Birth: 1804-01-06 Death: 1895-08-13
lost
a son
Birth: 1839 Death: 1853-07-16
(Edward) on Saturday—he
was buried yesterday—Aunt
Clary took tea with us yesterday—
Evelina Schooley
Birth: 1830-11-13 Death: 1918-07-31
has gone home
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends love & wishes you to be
informed that one of her yellow
kittens has run away—
God bless you— your
Mother

[top Margin] I did
not
see
this
blot
when I
took this
sheet

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William H Seward
Lieut. A. H. Seward
Local Survey
Old Point Comfort
Virginia—
AUBURN, NY
JUL 20
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