Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 12, 1854

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 12, 1854
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-11-12

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 12, 1854

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Birth:   Death: 

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: nwh 

revision: ska 2019-10-29

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Auburn Nov 12th
My dear Son,
I hope you are not
lost though letters coming
to you from so many
different directions rather
indicates that you are.
Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
forwarded one
(from New Haven) I think)
which Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
took hoping
to meet you at Albany
I sent one yesterday franked
by Prof. Bache
Birth: 1806-07-19 Death: 1867-02-17
& mailed
at Camden – I do not
send one which came from
Mr Blunt
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Could be Edmund Blunt
Birth: 1799-11-24 Death: 1866-09-02
or George William Blunt
Birth: 1802-03-14 Death: 1878-04-19
ten days ago
as he merely enquires where
you are — the others I did
not open — Were it
not that the beautiful
case of jewels came

[bottom Margin]
you
greatly
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and at the same time
the certificate of the
Express Office directed
in your own hand I
should fear something
unaccountable had
befallen you. Nothing of
the kind could be prettier
than the jewels you selected.
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
expressing herself is very
gratefully – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
very
much pleased —
They all came home Friday
evening — all went but
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
— Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

accompanied them to Albany
Wednesday — the wedding
passed off as such
weddings do — There was
certainly as much sat-
isfaction given as is usual in
these cases — the house
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was crowded with guests —
more were invited than I
supposed. The Orange County
was represented by Uncle Polydore's
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25

family
x Birth: 1851-07  Death: 1925-02-08 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1845-08-22  Death: 1925-10-01 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1844-01-19  Death: 1894-03-04 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1842  Death: 1908 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1836-02-16  Death: 1910-02-06 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1822  Death: 1872-08-27 Certainty: Probable
, George Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
& Mary
Birth: 1839-09-05 Death: 1930-06-04
- Uncle George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
was detained by the illness of his father-in-
law
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1878-04-14
—Gov Seymour
Birth: 1810-05-31 Death: 1886-02-12
Mrs
Seymour
Birth: 1812-04-12 Death: 1866-03-03
and an English
Lady
Unknown
of some distinction
were among the guests —
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
left her baby
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
here — Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24

did not go, but came over
to meet them last night —
The election and the wedding
have been the engrossing subjects —
The former seems to have
resulted more satisfactorily than
was at first anticipated – The
Assembly has a large majority
of true Whigs so says the
the Journals – The vote for
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Governor was so close as to
be still undecided — it
may be Clark
Birth: 1806-10-23 Death: 1892-08-23
or Seymour —
I will suppose you at
Washington – Mary
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18Certainty: Probable
writes
me that she has a room
ready for you — Fred and
Anna will stay this week –
Frances is in favour of a
reception day – I am not —
The weather is so mild I
think we will go up the
Lake tomorrow — Boxes
of cake and cards
were distributed yesterday
We were all very sorry that
you were not at the weddling
wedding – Write soon – I
hope you are well –
May God bless & keep you
Mother
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
went to
Albany — The children
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
are all to drive
with her today — We miss
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Lieut. A. H. Seward
Assist. Coast Survey
Washington —
AUBURN N.Y.
NOV 13
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