Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 1, 1853

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 1, 1853
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-08-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 1, 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 2019-02-28

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Page 1

Auburn Aug 1st
My dear Augustus,
When you get married
please let me know & be sure to
invite me to the wedding though
I will not come unless you wish it –
If you look among the departures
for Europe in the Atlantic on
the 6th of August you may find
the names of Mr
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
& Mrs
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
John L-
Schoolcraft– Mr Schoolcraft
came to see me on Saturday – he
informed me that it was their intention
to be married Saturday morning & leave
immediately for Europe– As he seems
very desirous to keep this affair
secret you will not speak of it
until you are positive it has
taken place —
Page 2

Caroline has not been home and
has never said any thing on this
subject in her letters – I am
sorry for her own sake that
she subjects herself to the imputation
of treating us with so little a want
consideration which evinces either
heartlessness or inexcusable thoughtless-
ness – There may be some excuse
if there is I would be glad to
know it – it appears badly – and
will excite much censure –
Caroline is at present at Col. Hamiltons
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an acquaintance of Mr Schoolcrafts who
lives near Albany– They are
to be married some where in New
York
– I hope not at a tavern –
So far neither your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
or I
have been invited to witness the
ceremony – Please burn this letter–
Page 3

Your father went to Cooperstown
Thursday – will be home tomorrow —
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has not been home in two
weeks – Dawson
Birth: 1813-03-14 Death: 1883-02-17
is away –
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
& Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
were still at Watch
Hill
the last time I heard–
Mr McLallans
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
shop was entered
and some fire arms taken from
it last week – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is
well –
God bless you –
your Mother –
Page 4

Lieut. A. H. Seward
Coast Survey
Old Point Comfort
Virginia —
FREE
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Stamp

Type: postmark

AUBURN, N.Y.
AUG 1
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Stamp

Type: postmark

Unknown
William H Seward.