Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 23, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 23, 1855
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-01-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 23, 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: Unknown
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transcription: nwh 

revision: ska 2019-11-07

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Auburn Jan 23rd
My dear Son,
I have your second letter
from Key West of Jan 5th
We have had here all varieties
of weather –some very cold —
the snow melted away last
week but we have a little
more now.Your Father
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
returned
to Washington the 13th–Mr
Sackett
Birth: 1811-11-18 Death: 1895-09-06
met him at Philadelphia
went on with him and is
still there —Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

has been there a week or ten
days –Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
was there
during your fathers absence.
About the 4th or 5th Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
were recalled to Albany
by the death of Mrs Whartons
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

brother, Mr Boyd
Birth: 1818-01-17 Death: 1855-01-04
, who lived
in New York –He was
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unmarried, supported his
mother
Birth: 1781-11-22 Death: 1860-11-20
and a maiden sister
Birth: 1806-01-26 Death: 1873-07-21

who with Mr
Birth: 1818 Death: 1889-10-26
& Mrs Van Vorst
Birth: 1815-04-14 Death: 1855-05-17

(another sister) all lived in
the house with him –He
was a favourite of the family
and seems to have been
generally esteemed —
Fred has not been able to
come and see us yet –Mr
Weed has been absent and
Dawson
Birth: 1813-03-14 Death: 1883-02-17
is engaged with
Legislative reporting.
Nothing new has taken place
here except the failure of
Stephen Goodwin
Birth: 1807-11-26 Death: 1879-05-13
–there is
much complaint made of
his dealing unfairly with his
creditors —He has gone to
Detroit –his family
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are to
follow —If you see
any papers you will read
Page 3

accounts of the destitution &
suffering of thousands of poor in
the city of New York, chiefly
the foreign population –The
pressure onthe money market
has thrown thousands out of em-
ployment and left them dependent
upon public Charity —
Mrs Day
Birth: 1824 Death: 1881-01-22
has spent a week with
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
at Canandaigua –the house
is finished and furnished, heated
with furnaces and lighted with gas
Frances has not been out this
Winter — Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
remains with us —
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well excepting
a cold which does not confine
her to the house — she sends love —
as do Aunty & Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
– Write
a line whenever an opportunity offers
it is a welcome assurance of
your safety –May God bless
and protect you
Mother —
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My health is better than it has
been in two years —