Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 17, 1855

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 17, 1855
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-12-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 17, 1855

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

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receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Key West, FL

transcription: mmh 

revision: fdc 2019-10-10

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Washington Dec 17t
My dear Son,
You have been
about a week — I write
that you may get
my letter before you
leave Key West
Tomorrow morning Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

and Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
go to
PlymouthClarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

joins them at N. York
and Wilkenson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
some
where on the way —
They will be absent
about a week — The
Saratoga cause has
come here to meet
your Father so he
will not be obliged
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go there – will return
here from Boston
I hear often from Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

who is still in
AuburnFrances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
writes
to her that Uncle
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
remains about
the same — Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well —
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
some expects
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
to return with
Father — I hope he
may — You see
by the papers that
no speaker is elected
yet — Banks
Birth: 1816-01-30 Death: 1894-09-01
keeps
his 105 votes yet
Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
went home
expecting to return —
Greeley
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29
I believe stays
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all Winter —
I have not seen any of
Col. Webb's
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
family
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yet
having been too unwell
when they called – but
shall by and by —
I saw Mrs Dr Wood
Birth: 1811-04-09 Death: 1875-12-02

in my room last week
& her daughter
Birth: 1834-01-09 Death: 1892-09-07
a pretty
young lady — the
second daughter
Birth: 1838-03-06 Death: 1915-02-28

is to make her début
this Winter — Mrs
Bliss
Birth: 1824-04-20 Death: 1909-07-25
left about
two weeks ago to spend
the winter with a
friend somewhere in
Louisiana — the southern
winters suiting best
her health — I was
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sorry not to see her —
Mrs Wood thought she
would be back in
the Spring before I
go North —
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is yet engaged
in seeking a little
dog — she has had three
here at different times
She and Anna send
love — I shall expect
to hear from you at Key
West and as often after
you leave there as I can —
I am quite as well as
when you were here
God bless & preserve
you Mother —