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

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 6, 1855
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-08-06

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 6, 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: bpt 

revision: fdc 2020-01-15

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Auburn Monday 6th
My dear Son,
Now that this long
rain is over I hope you
are coming to see us – I
expect Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and her
family
x Birth: 1854-02  Death: 1931-05-23  Birth: 1822-02-03  Death: 1888-11-24 
some time this
week – they are talking
of going to the sea-side
but I believe it is yet
doubtful – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
came
over for a few hours
Saturday – Uncle
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
is much
more comfortable though
not yet able to attend
to his business – Henry Chesebro
not well – is to take
a respite from labour –
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Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
writes that he continues
as well as when he left
us – Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
& Dawson
Birth: 1813-03-14 Death: 1883-02-17

are both absent– Mr
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09

and Mrs Wharton
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

and the children
x Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02  Birth: 1847  Death:   Birth: 1850-06-06  Death: 1859-03-13  Birth: 1841-12-14  Death: 1896-10-14 
are
at the farm– Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

and Fred seem to be
keeping house alone –
Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
and Harriet
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01

have gone with Mary
Birth: 1843-09-22 Death: 1855-10-28

to New London– Mary
is still very unwell –
Fred writes that Caroline
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
is to change
her place of sojourn as
the little boy
Birth: 1854-08-05 Death: 1913-05
is not
well – Caroline wrote
me she was pleased
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with being at Ballston
her Father
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
and
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Editorial Note

Could be brother
Unknown
or Augustus Canfield
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25Certainty: Possible
or Francis "Frank" Allyn Canfield
Birth: 1832-02-20 Death: 1876-01-14

have been there to see her–
I am glad of this –
My cousin Mrs Moses
Birth: 1799 Death: 1877-04-03
of
Syracuse was with us
two days last week –we
are alone now for two
days – Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
goes to day
to Buffalo for two weeks
Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
joins
him there – with his
family – Father is invited
to stay at Walter Cary’s
Birth: 1818-12-21 Death: 1880-11-01

while in Buffalo –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well – Mr
McLallen’s
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
affairs still
continue in a complicated
situation– he hopes his
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house is safe – We had
almost incessant rains
for two weeks– much of
the wheat in the county
is injured – Father thinks
there was a mistake
about the census and
wishes to have it taken
again in that ward
where the deficiency
occurred– I received your
letter from N. York last
week– am glad you continue
well as I have been a little
apprehensive of intermitting
fever on Long Island
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
goes to Canandaigua
tomorrow to see his Aunty–
takes the buggy and some
companion with him –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well and sends love –
God bless you
Mother–
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William H Seward
Free
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Auburn Aug 6
N.Y.
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Stamp

Type: postmark

Lieut. A. H. Seward
Assist. Coast Survey
179 Water St _
New York