Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1856

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-03-25

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1856

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sender: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Key West, FL

transcription: pxc 

revision: ska 2019-11-12

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Auburn March 25
Dear Augustus
I received your
letter written January 31 was very
glad to hear from you and to
hear that you have a warmer
[ climet ]
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Alternate Text: climate
than we do here we have
had very cold weather and
snow since christmas a cold
and dreary winter Auburn is
about the same as when you
left except we have had some
fires this winter the Auburn
house and some other buildings
I think I should be willing to
go to Kansas to get [ whair ]
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Alternate Text: where
we
could have less cold weather
and shorter winters it is beginning
to look a little like spring to day
but we have plenty of snow yet
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Mrs Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is here with us
at present we are very glad
to have her it makes it much
pleasenter for me I did not
think when I last see
Mr Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
that he would so
soon leave this world
McClallens
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
health has been
better this winter than it
was last fall though he
has not been very well for
a few days but think he will
get better the people of your
acquaintance are all well.
William Muire
Birth: 1824-09-16 Death: 1900-05-02Certainty: Probable
I think
has left this place I see
nor hear nothing of him
and as I have not seen
Mrs Bronson
Birth: 1799 Death: 1867-02
of late I have
but little news Mr Bronson
Birth: 1789-11-17 Death: 1863-09-03

has been quite sick this
winter her self it was
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thought that she would not
live Catharine Husen
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
has been
sick not expected to live
but has got better Amos
Unknown

and his wife
Unknown
was here
last week he has been
buying a farm near Seneca
falls
they are going to move
on to their farm next week
Mr Sacket
Birth: 1816-09-02 Death: 1862-11-29Certainty: Possible
has been here
and made us a short visit
about all that I heard from
him was that he had
made twelve hundred
dollars by selling wood
this Winter
your mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
writes that
she will return in May
to Auburn we hope
that you will come as
soon and stay a longe[ r ]
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time Your Aunt
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well it has got to be evening
we are ^preparing^ for reading profesers
Hair
Birth: 1781-01-17 Death: 1858-05-15
Hairs work on spiritualism
it is quite interesting we
are getting some new medums
mediums about here I think
all will have to believe yet
there is to be an excution
in the jail this week
on Friday John fitsgerald
 Death: 1856-03-28

for the murder of his Mother
Birth: 1818 Death: 1855-08-29

father
Birth: 1819 Death: 1855-08-29
and brother
Birth: 1841
there are
some that would like to see
the excusion but there has
so many made aplication to
see it that they cannot all
be admited I shall be
glad when the day is past
and the poor fellow has
gone from this world
Clarinda