Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 27, 1854

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 27, 1854
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Date:1854-06-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, June 27, 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: Old Point Comfort, VA

transcription: bpt 

revision: fdc 2019-09-30

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Auburn June 27th 1854
My dear Son
I am glad to learn
by your letter of the 22nd
that a one from me
will find you, directed
to Point Comfort – I have
heard of you twice at
Washington by your fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

letters – was disappointed
not to see you – we
all hoped you would
come home while Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
were here –
about the time you first
came to New York
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Anna Wharton was with
us a week – we were all
much pleased with her _
She is sensible gentle
and affectionate – I think
Fred has a fair prospect
of as much happiness
as we find here –
Last Sunday Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

and Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
were with
us – they came from
abroad unexpectedly
being determined by the
advice of friends and
Caroline's health
Have taken lodgings for
the present at Congress
Page 3

Hall where they are
to remain through the
summer – then talk of
returning to Europe which
I consider very doubtful –
I will tell you more of
them when I see you.
Aunty Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has been
with us some weeks – They
are about enlarging the house
at CanandaiguaFrances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

and Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
are there with
baby
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
and nurse
Unknown
–the
house is too small for
them all – I have not
seen Frances yet but
think she will come over
Page 4

some time within a month
She is to leave home when
the building commences &
I presume will spend a part
of the time here –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well – they
do not move into their
new home yet – Mr Mc
Clallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
is getting impatient –
they will move as the
weather becomes a little
cooler– I am going in
a week or two to make an-
other attempt to go to Bethlehem
in Pennsylvania – I am desirous
to see the school there on
Fanny’s
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
account – I fear I
may not be able to teach her
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entirely myself – We shall
take a much more direct route
than we attempted last summer
with a lighter carriage &
stouter horses – We go from here
directly to Owego through Cortland
from Owego to Milford Penn _
thence to Easton on the Delaware
Easton is about 10 miles from
Bethlehem – I shall be nearer
you at Easton than I am now –
let me know if there is any
probability of meeting me
there without inconvenience –
Aunty or Aunt Clara will go with
me – It is my intention now to
leave home about the 8th or 10
of July – I shall be absent
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probably between 3 and 4 weeks
I should like it much if
you could join me on my
return as I expect to weary
the patience of all my friends
by slow travelling I shall insist
upon their leaving me when
they get tired and allowing
their place to be supplied by
another – your Father thinks
he may be with me a week
but it is doubtful – I am
better now than I have been
at any time since last
October – This is a long letter
for me to write – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and Fanny
are well – all send love
God preserve you
Mother –
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Auburn N.Y.
Jun 28
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Stamp

Type: postmark

Lieutenant A. H. Seward
Coast Survey
Old Point Comport
Virginia–