Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, October 18, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, October 18, 1855
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-10-18

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, October 18, 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: cjb 

revision: fdc 2020-01-22

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Auburn Thursday 18t Oct
My dear Son,
I have your letter of
yesterday – glad to believe that
you are well – I have had
numberless unexpected causes
of detention but hope to get
started Monday or Tuesday.
we go by then. Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is in
Canandaigua
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making a visit
She writes that she was present at
a very brilliant party given by
Cousin Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
on the anniversary
of her wedding – Uncle
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
is decidedly
better – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
brings Fanny home
tomorrow –
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Frances Seward is coming tomorrow
to make that visit which I
wished her to make 6 weeks
ago – She will find us in all
the hurry of packing and shutting
up the house – Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
goes
to Buffalo to day to speak tomorrow
I hope he will not be obliged
to go on this duty again – Such
speeches are a tax upon the
brain which should not be
too often repeated — Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

will be very busy as it is so
near election – he will not
be able I fear to go any part
of the way with me – I do not
like to have father make the journey
twice – He is to go to Saratoga
the 7t of Nov. – We have con-
cluded finally to take the Erie Road
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to Jersey City – thereby avoiding
New York – We shall probably
be there about Saturday the 27th
come and see us if you can —
However I will write again when
we are nearer – Mr McLallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16

is quite well again – if he
can abstain from injurious food
he may continue so for some
years – Mr. Bowen
Birth: 1808-02-25 Death: 1886-09-29
speaks
of you, in a letter to father, in
a complimentary manner & says
he has been trying to get you to
his house – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is
well and sends much love
she was pleased with the
bracelet — Eliza was called
home by this dangerous illness
of her mother
Unknown
– I miss her
very much at this time - Bennet
Birth: 1811

stays with me – God bless you
Mother —