Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 27, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 27, 1855
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-07-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 27, 1855

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: New York, NY

transcription: mlb 

revision: vxa 2019-12-20

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Auburn July 27t
My dear Son,
Your letter came as
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
were
about going home last
Monday — Mr Dawson
Birth: 1813-03-14 Death: 1883-02-17

sent for Fred — he
was considerably better
than when he came
I wish he could have
stayed a few weeks
longer — They left
with us Mr S. Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

and Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
who were
here about ten days—
Then came Mr Seymour
Birth: 1791-04-15 Death: 1875-12-03Certainty: Probable

from Troy — the house
being full when he
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came he took lodgings at
the hotel taking dinner
and tea with us –
Anna’s brother John
Birth: 1841-12-14 Death: 1896-10-14

was here 4 or 5 days
went home with them –
We are now alone again &
I am at table with
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
and the children
x Birth:   Death:   Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29 

almost as well as I
was before the 4th
Father goes to Buffalo
the 7th of August to
be absent two weeks –
Mr. Blatchford takes
his family
x Birth: 1845-09-09  Death: 1905-10-22  Birth: 1820-03-09  Death: 1893-07-07 
with him
they hope to be some
part of the time at
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Niagara— Clarence
comes up again in
August—Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

writes that Uncle’s
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16

health continues variable
when Fred & Anna were
there he seemed very
comfortable — drove out
and came down stairs
to dinner — since then
he has not been quite
so well—still is much
better than he was the
1st of the month — I
some expect Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
next
week but Aunty’s
last letter says Henry
Chesebro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
is sick – I
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do not hear again.
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and the
children are well —
If it is in your way
I hope you will go
to Col. Bowens
Birth: 1808-02-25 Death: 1886-09-29
they
Birth: 1816 Death: 1872-07-15
are
old friends — Fanny
is waiting to take this
letter to the office
which hurries me a little
God bless you
Mother —
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Lieut. A. H. Seward
Assist. Coast Survey
179 Water St
N. York —
AUBURN N.Y
AUG 21
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FREE
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Unknown
William H Seward