Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, Feburary 7, 1855

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Date:1855-02-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, Feburary 7, 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: pag 

revision: ska 2019-11-07

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Auburn Feb 7th
My dear Son,
The election for U.S.S.
took place yesterday – Your
father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
receiving 87 votes in
a joint Ballot – 81 being
necessary – I have never known
such a season of rejoicing
among the Whigs since your
fathers first election as
Governor – they are firing
100 cannon here – a salute
of 300 was given at Albany
as soon as the vote was
made known – The Know
Nothing party have exerted all
their strength in opposition
the Silver Grey's being a part
of them are at length entirely
severed from the Whig Party
R. M. Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
made a very
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good speech in the Assembly
in favour of your father’s re-election –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
went last Saturday to
Canandaigua, Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
having written
to her that Mr Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
was
ill – he is in his office again
but not well – Aunty returned
yesterday in time to rejoice
in the news from Albany –
The Journal is graced with
the large Eagle, which Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

is at present displaying as a flag.
Cannon and bonfires signaled
the victory in Albany - & many
other places – Your Fathers house
at Washington was thronged with
visitors – he also received a
serenade from the Brass band –
which could hardly be anticipated
in that quarter – this we learn
by the telegraph – Aunty is
to go down next week to put
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away the furniture for the summer –
She will remain until the close
of the session. Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
writes
in fine spirits – thinks he will
be home Saturday – The weather
has been intensely cold for two or
three days – The 6th the Thermometer
(ours) stood 24 deg below zero
at 1/2 past 7 in the morning –
it has never before since my
remembrance fallen below 10 –
to day is a little warmer –
Nothing important has occurred in
our City – George Underwood
Birth: 1816-01-04 Death: 1859-05-25
has
buried his youngest child
Birth: 1853-04-06 Death: 1855-01-28
– about
2 years – Aunty says they
are living in splendour at Canan-
daigua – but doubts its continuation –
Little Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
is well & bright –
Mr
Birth: 1830-12-03 Death: 1873-06-03
& Mrs
Birth: 1832-10-20 Death: 1915-06-23
Walworth (son of
the Chancellor
Birth: 1788-10-26 Death: 1867-11-27
) are with your
Father at present – Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
goes down next
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week – I think Aunty will go
with him – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is here
attending Court – he likes being
in New York very well – says
Caroline
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
is contented and Alice
Birth: 1852-02-26 Death: 1927-04-04
is
well – I received your letter
dated Indian Key a few days
ago – thi it was not long
coming being mailed the 25th – Jan –
I hope we may hear again short
of six weeks – I trust you
continue well – All send love
May God protect and help you
Mother –