Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 20, 1854

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 20, 1854
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-04-20

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 20, 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
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transcription: rmg 

revision: tap 2019-01-23

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Page 1

Auburn April 20th
My dear Son,
I should have written this
letter a week ago but have not
been quite so well − Your
last was mailed at Miama
the 10th of March − it will
soon be time for me to
expect another − The Coast
Survey for 1852 has come
at last − it is contains much
that interests me from your
connection with it − I will
not venture to send it to you
but will keep the two copies
I have and more if they
come −
Page 2

Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came home the 27th
of March and stayed a week −
not completing his business at
Albany he will be obliged to
come up again some time this
month − He is now in Washington
− well − Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
& Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16

went to Canandaigua with
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
Tuesday− Fanny is to
stay a week when Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

comes home with her −They are
all well there- Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is about
moving home for the Summer−
Aunt Clara returned yesterday−
Mr McLallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
is in a hurry to
get into his new house − it is not
finished yet − they will move
some time this Summer−
Page 3

Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
was home last Sunday
but as Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
was ill and the
Legislature had not adjourned he
stayed but one night − Mrs Alden
Birth: 1823-07-05 Death: 1896-01-26

is preparing to join her husband
Birth: 1813-12-13 Death: 1878-05-04
in
California− It is thought
now at Washington that the Nebraska
Bill will not pass the house − Maine
N. HampshireConnecticut & Rhode
Island
having decided against
it at their elections− The Gadsden
treaty is rejected by the Senate −
upon the whole the present Ad −
ministration has been rather unfor −
tunate in the measures it supported −
The next most prominent question
to be discussed is the Pacific
R. Road −
Page 4

I have been twice into the
garden in a little wagon but
the weather is cold & unpleasant
for the season, so I am pretty
much confined to my room −
I hope next Month will be more
pleasant when we expect you
home − Mr. Hall
Birth: 1802 Death: 1854
of the
firm of Quick
Birth: 1819 Death: 1897
& Hall died last
week− Warren Worden’s
Birth: 1806-07 Death: 1891
little boy
Birth: 1847 Death: 1926-09-14

recovered − I know little of what
is going on in the city as I
am not able to see company−
This has been a disastrous Winter &
Spring for vessels — May God
preserve & bless you
Mother −