Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, February 7, 1854

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, February 7, 1854
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-02-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, February 7, 1854

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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: Key West, FL

transcription: jmf 

revision: crb 2019-01-22

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Auburn Feb 7th
My Dear Son
It is not
quite so pleasant to keep
writing without any
answer to ones letters
but I hope some of
mine will reach you –
Your last was Dec 23 —
When I look on the
map and see how far
you are away I do not
feel surprised that I
hear so seldom – I will
hope you are safe –
Page 2

Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is very
busy at Washington — with
the affairs of the Senate
and causes in the supreme
court — The Nebraskey
bill is the present question
under debate – I will
not speculate about its
passage – I do not think
the race of dough-faces
has decreased since the
time of John Randolph
Birth: 1773-06-02 Death: 1833-06-24

who boasted that plenty
could always be
found among Northern
Representatives —
Page 3

The majority of the
people I may perhaps say
the intelligent people
are decidedly opposed
to this measure at the North –
We have had some very cold
weather but very little snow.
it is rather late to expect
much though Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has
hopes yet – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is with us
still – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well
except occasional colds –
There is a party now and then
but I should judge that upon
the whole the town was rather
dull – Caroline Seward's
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09

sisters
x
Unknown Birth: 1836  Death: 1905-08-13 
are with her – Mr
Samuel Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
removes to
Page 4

New York next Autumn — Clarence's
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

military fever having subsided
he now wishes to go to New York —
Fred's
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
affaire-de coeur, gets
on very comfortably & quietly –
Your father went to Mr. Wharton's
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09

on his way to Washington and expresses
himself pleased with the young
lady
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
– I have tried to persuade Fred
that it is better for him to come
here & practice law when he gets
married — but he prefers his own
profession – I hope you will
come home this Spring – my health
is improving — I cannot gain much
strength while the cold weather
confines me to the house but am
better than a month ago – May
God help and direct you
Your affectionate
Mother –