Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, May 25, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, May 25, 1856
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-05-25

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, May 25, 1856

action: sent

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: Washington D.C., US

transcription: ybg 

revision: fdc 2020-01-24

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Auburn May 25t
My dear Son,
Your letter relieved
me from considerable
anxiety – it is so unusual
for you not to write
as often as once in
two weeks when you
have opportunity, that
I could not avoid
thinking you were
ill – I hope you may
have as pleasant a
Spring at Washington
as we have here, though
less warm than usual
the country looks very
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beautiful – Our garden
never looked prettier –
perhaps it is that
my health is better
that the season appears
unusually pleasant.
I believe I wrote that
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
went to Albany
with Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
– she was
there a week – Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

went down at brought
her home– Last
Saturday Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
came
and spent Sunday with
me – she is still depressed
in spirits by Wilder’s
Birth: 1822 Death: 1855-04-29

death – Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and
the little boy
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
are
Page 3

well – he is just beginning
to walk – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

spent a week in Romulus
pleasantly – Mr McLallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16

is engaged in making
garden – Your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

has been two weeks in
New York – expects to
come home next week –
I some expect Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

to day, if he can get
away from the office
it is a long time since
he has been home, for him –
I hope you will come
home again before you
leave for your Summers
work – God bless you –
Mother –
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Will you send or take the
enclosed to Mrs Lee
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Editorial Note

Could be Elizabeth Lee
Birth: 1818-06-20 Death: 1906-09-13
or Elizabeth Blair Lee
Birth: 1768 Death: 1858-06-24
Unknown
– If
you do not take it
wont you send your
card with it –