Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 22, 1853

  • Posted on: 18 July 2019
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 22, 1853
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:rmg

student editor

Transcriber:spp:lmd

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-08-22

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 22, 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: Hampton, Virginia

transcription: rmg 

revision: crb 2019-02-27

<>
Page 1

Auburn August 22d
My dear Son,
I was too unwell to
make the jaunt we
proposed – have concluded
to take a carriage
and drive as far
as I can comfortably
every day for a
week or two – We
set out tomorrow –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
, Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

go with me – We
go in a Southerly
direction intending
Page 2

to strike the Susquhannah
river at Owego
Fred will stay with
us a week when
your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
may join
us – he goes to Troy
on business this morning –
Should you come North
before we return do
not come home until
you hear from me.
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has gone
to Romulus with Mrs
Blackmar
Birth: 1821 Death: 1870-03-04
–we expect
her home to day.
We have no point of
destination unless it
Page 3

be be the Moravian
settlement at Bethlehem
in Pennsylvania where
Aunt Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
once went
to school – you may
have seen Caroline's
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28

marriage in the papers
it took place at the time
appointed, in a Presbyterian
Church in N. York
Mr TxW
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
& Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
& Harriet
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01

were present with some
other friends of Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
– no relatives
of either party were invited.
The singularity of this ar-
rangement has of course
attracted much attention
and elicited much
Page 4

observation – It would
have been much more
respectable had they gone
to the house of some of
her friends, even, if
they would not come
home – She is very
thoughtless and he an
old bachelor – which is
I suppose all the expla-
nation that can be given.
Mrs Charles Wood
Birth: 1819-08-28 Death: 1853-08-20

died Saturday leaving
an infant
Birth: 1853 Death: 1862
10 days old –
The hot weather which
has been extreme has given
place to cool –
Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
was at
Sachem's Head the
Page 5

last adieu – I
believe Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
is to go for
her this week –
Fred came home Saturday
I was very sorry
to hear the death
of Col. Bliss
Birth: 1815-08-17 Death: 1853-08-05
– your
Father goes to Columbus
Ohio
the 10th of September –
May God preserve
you — Your
Mother
Page 6

Lieut. A. H. Seward
Coast Survey
Old Point Comfort
Virginia —
Unknown
William H Seward.