Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 19, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 19, 1856
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-04-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, April 19, 1856

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: pag 

revision: fdc 2019-10-18

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Washington April 19th
My dear Son,
I have your letter
of the 25t of March which
was much longer on its
way than the one previous —
I hope by this time you
have some of mine –
We were alone a week after
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
left
then Mr Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
came —
He left us Wednesday –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, is going home next
Monday – rather against
his fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
wishes I fear
though he has stayed
six or seven weeks longer
than he intended – Green
Unknown

will assist Father some
in his writing as he
Page 2

is much of the time unemployed
We hear nothing from the
War Department —
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is at Canandaigua
with Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
for the week –
All well at Auburn
I do not think Aunty
will come down before I
go home – I wish to go
about the middle of
next month which
Father thinks too early –
I do not like to lose
the garden – Frances &
Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
have had two or
three offers for the sale
of thier house –
Aunty talks of building
a small house this
summer on the Little farm —
Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe
Birth: 1811-06-14 Death: 1896-07-01

is staying at Dr Bailey’s
Birth: 1807-12-03 Death: 1859-06-05

Page 3

she spent part of an
evening with us –
Mr Draper
Birth: 1795-04-14 Death: 1866-11-06
is here to
dinner to day – George
Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
is expected next
week to assist in making
some arrangement for
Uncle George’s
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
family
x Birth: 1853-09-21  Death: 1877-10-20  Birth: 1824-02-11  Death: 1895  Birth: 1844-11-20  Death: 1917-01-31  Birth: 1840-11-08  Death: 1910-11-28  Birth: 1838-04-16  Death: 1916-02-22  Birth: 1835-01-09  Death: 1926 
who
have been living on
sufferance at Uncle Pol-
ydores
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
all Winter –
They want another house
the new mansion not being
large enough for the
two parts of the family –
You do not say when
you are coming North – I
wish you could be here
in time to go home with
me but I hardly expect it –
The weather is now pleasant
and warm – Mr Greely
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29

has gone home –
Page 4

Mr Pike
Birth: 1811-09-08 Death: 1882-11-29
takes his place here
Mrs Schoolcraft
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
had her
little boy
Birth: 1854-08-05 Death: 1913-05
baptised in
the Episcopal Church
a short time ago – there
were a number of sponsors
but Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07

was not present –
Aunty says Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
is very
‘fat and funny’ –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends love – she
has gone to drawing school
this morning – has no
dancing lessons since the
death of her teacher
Unknown

I believe there is nothing new
of importance in the political
world – The Star announced last
evening that Fremont
Birth: 1813-01-21 Death: 1890-07-13
& Banks
Birth: 1816-01-30 Death: 1894-09-01

were to be the Republican can-
didates for Pres— and vice Pres—
there is much talk but as yet
no decisive action.
God bless you – Mother —