Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 15, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 15, 1855
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-09-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 15, 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 Sep. 15th –
My dear Son,
I have had your letter
dated at Raritan Bay some 4 or 5
days – during which time I have
been quite ill – am better again –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
came the day after
Clarences
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
family left – which was
Thursday – Saturday Friday your
father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came from Goshen and Saturday
Mr Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
came to spend Sunday –
Fred and Anna returned Wednesday
to Albany – Anna is intending to
come up again when you come
so do not fail to stop there 
Page 2

Father returned yesterday to Orange Co
having been home a week – he will
remain there two weeks longer − then
he is to go to Saratoga
The 15th of October is the time fixed
for me to commence my journey
to Washington – I think now of
going the Southern route – must
stop often by the way – We have
written to have the house cleaned
and some preparation made − I hope
you will be able to make us a visit
before that time − Uncle Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16

continues about the same – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

is talking of coming over every week
but does not come yet –
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
has returned from Canada – is
in her own house – she is intending
to meet you here – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is
engaged in building his house and
driving young ladies in the buggy –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well – she and Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Page 3

send love – I will not write
all that I have to say as I hope
to see you soon – Caroline
Birth: 1826 Death: 1855-09-03
, eldest
daughter of John Richardson
Birth: 1780-12-19 Death: 1849-04-14
was
buried last week – I hope your
occupation will not take you
near Norfolk − at this time
May God protect you
Mother
Page 4

I find that I have written upon a
sheet which had been previously
used —