Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 6, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 6, 1855
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Date:1855-01-06

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 6, 1855

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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: nwh 

revision: ska 2019-11-07

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Auburn Jan 6th 1855
My dear Son,
I received yours of the
22d Dec – two days ago – am glad
to hear of your safe arrival at
Key West – when you are on the
ocean I am troubled with every
wind that blows – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
says
you looked well when at Washington
He and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
are yet there –
Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is still detained
in New York by his law suit –
I believe he expects to go back
to day or Monday – Frederick will
come to Albany as soon as
your Father returns – Mr
Dawson
Birth: 1813-03-14 Death: 1883-02-17
wishes to go to Michigan
The Legislature have convened –
the Governors
Birth: 1806-10-23 Death: 1892-08-23
message has appeared –
it is generally satisfactory – all
things seem to be going on
Page 2

in conformity to the wishes of friends –
Very little has been done in Congress
the last two weeks – The holidays
being over I suppose business will
commence more earnestly –
Our fine sleighing which has
lasted nearly a month is about
gone for the present though the
skies give promise of more snow –
We have had some very cold
days but on the whole a pleasant
winter – my health is so much
improved that I enjoy it –
I have been three times for
a drive with Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

Fred writes that he and Anna
are enjoying their time at
Washington – his last letter
was written the day after
New Years – He writes an
amusing letter for the Journal
describing the day at Washington
Page 3

The gay season will now com-
mence – I hope he may stay
a week longer on Anna's account
Poor Mary
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18
's place is supplied
for the present by a sister
Unknown
of
her husbands
Unknown
– I think Aunty
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

will go down this Spring to
see to the house & furniture.
Our family at home remains
the same – James
Unknown
(Maria
Unknown
, husband)
has taken Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
' place for
the Winter and is doing
very well. Aunt Clara is well
was here last evening — of course
send much love — Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
is
keeping house in the North part
of the town – Barton
Birth: 1821-12-03 Death: 1905-12-24
and his
children
x Birth: 1851  Death: 1923  Birth: 1845  Death:  
very properly engage
her whole time – she comes
here occasionally — We know
little of what is going on in
the town —
Page 4

Willie recites more punctually
to Mr Mellen
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
– he has given
up Latin for the present – is very
desirous to go into some store —
I do not know how he and
his father will settle this
matter. I am teaching Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

more than I was able to do
last Winter. I do not hear
from Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
or Caroline
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09

or from Orange CountyGeorge
Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
has been to New York
to see your father – This
is my 2d letter to Key West —
Take care of your health —
read your bible and seek
His guidance without which
all strength is weakness —
May His blessing be with
you —
Mother —

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Aunty & Fanny send love