Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 16, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 16, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-12-16

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 16, 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
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transcription: bpt 

revision: fdc 2019-11-01

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Washington
Tuesday 16th
My dear Son,
I see by the paper
this evening that the Isabel
has returned from Havana
I hope my letter may be
in time for the next
trip – We are all much
as you left us two weeks
ago – Your Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
health
is better and if he can
keep from working too hard
I think he will be quite
well again – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

begins to wish to go home –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
have
not come – Anna has
been sick and Fred is
very much engaged with
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the paper and Office –
they have removed to the
new building – A letter
from Fred to day says
they may come this week –
Aunt Clara will go home
when he returns to Albany
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
was here yesterday
expecting to try a cause
in the Supreme Court
which was deferred he
went back to N. York to day –
Your Father and Mary
Grier
Birth: 1839-09-05 Death: 1930-06-04
have the fashionable
world to attend to for the
present – they have attended
two evening parties and
made numerous calls –
I went with Aunt Clara
yesterday to see the White
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house – It not being
reception day we saw none
of the family
x Birth: 1806-03-12  Death: 1863-12-02  Birth: 1804-11-23  Death: 1869-10-08 
– Fred says
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
writes that she
will not come down until
after Christmas – She has
been a week with her
mother
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
in Auburn
Aunty writes often – all
are well at home –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
still stays with
Mr Barnes
Birth: 1824 Death: 1867
though he
thinks he will not do
so all Winter –
One
Unknown
of our horses has been
sick so that we have
not driven them much
the carriage does not
get here yet –
We have the Coast Survey
for 55
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– in which you
appear remarkably well
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did you see it before
you went away
The weather has been
quite pleasant for this
month – they have had
sleighing at Auburn –
Mrs Horner
Birth: 1780 Death: 1856-12-09
died last
Tuesday – She was
confined to her bed
but a short time – She
was an old and true
friend – Her age is reported
as 82 – I think this a
mistake as I always thought
her older than Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

Aunt Clara send love &
says she will write before
she goes home – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

sends love – May God
bless & preserve you
Mother –