Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 21, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 21, 1855
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-08-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 21, 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: New York, NY

transcription: pag 

revision: fdc 2020-01-16

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Auburn Aug 21st
My dear Son,
I believe it is two weeks to day
since I wrote last and about a
week since I received your answer
to my letter – Cousin Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
came
at the time expected and remained
nine days, with little Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23

who is a very intelligent child –
he runs all about and tries to talk,
says some words distinctly & seems to
understand most that is said to him –
Henry Chesebro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
passed Sunday here
his health has improved – last Thursday
Frances went to Canandaigua – the
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next day they were to go to Canada
to visit a sister
Birth: 1815 Death: 1880
of Henry’s – Frances
to stay about two weeks – Henry leaving
her there – I have not heard from
them since but presume they went –
You have an answer to your question
about the Journal in Mr Weed’s
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
valedic-
tory – it appears that this arrangement
has been contemplated some time – I
hope when Mr Wilkenson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
gets established
there that Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
will have a little more
leisure – it will be a month or two yet.
Fred writes that he continues well – that
he and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
have just been buying a book
case having in one year accumulated 300
volumes – this is the beginning for house-
keeping I suppose – Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
has
gone to Saratoga – with Mary
Birth: 1843-09-22 Death: 1855-10-28
whose
health still continues to decline –
Did you read Gov. Hunts
Birth: 1811-08-05 Death: 1867-02-02
letter? –
It is just like him & probably as well
made known at this time as any –
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I am some expecting Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
out this
morning Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
having summoned
her on business – she writes that Uncle’s
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16

health continues improving –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well comes here almost
every day – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is preparing for the
encampment of the 49th Regiment which
comes off the 30 of this month –
The place our meadow on the Little
Farm – – Father expects to go
to Florida to day or tomorrow –
Mrs Horner
Unknown
is coming to see me
this morning – Mrs Austin
Birth: 1810-07-11 Death: 1855-08-19

wife of the clergyman
Birth: 1805-09-26 Death: 1880-12-20
is to be
buried to day – died of consumption –
Thomas Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
was here Saturday and
Sunday on his way to New York
When are you coming to see us? –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends love – God bless you –
Mother –