Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 28, 1854

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 28, 1854
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-03-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, March 28, 1854

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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: smc 

revision: tap 2019-01-22

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Auburn March 28th
My dear Son,
I believe more than
the usual time has passed
since I last wrote
owing to an ill turn I
had last week– your
letter dated the 1st of Feb.
came a few days after
my last letter was
written– I am glad to
find you are well and
hope soon to hear again–
We are now in the midst
of the longest snow–storm
we have had this Winter–

[top Margin]
Clara Miller
Birth: 1821 Death: 1907
said
she would write to-
day for Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Page 2

though we had some
fine days early in
the month. Your
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
left Washington to
come home last Wednes-
day but is still detained
in Albany– will be home
some time this week–
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home Saturday
is very well– We came
very near having a riot
here last Sunday from
the attempt of a Southern
master
Unknown
to take a fugitive
slave
Birth: 1822
whose time in the
State Prison expired that
day– he was imprisoned
Page 3

for burglary 10 years ago–
some of the Prison officials
Unknown
in-
formed the master who em-
ployed the Marshall
Unknown
to secure
his property– A large
number of persons from the
country and adjoining
towns met to resist the
capture– By the good man-
agement of some of our citizens
Unknown

all violence was prevented
The man was released
from the prison at an early
hour while the Marshall
was convinced by the war-
like demonstration made
by the people that any
action on his part would
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uselessly endanger his life–
The fugitive was taken by his
friends
Unknown
and I hope is by this
time in the Queen’s dominions
So much for the Nebraska
bill– Should it pass the house
the spirit of the North will
not slumber– Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

was over last week but only
for two days– Cousin Frances’
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

baby
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
was not very well &
required her care– We hear
occasionally from Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

and Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
who are mutually
satisfied with each other–
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
has determined to remove
to New York with Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

next Fall– Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends love
May God preserve you
Mother–