Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 29, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 29, 1856
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-12-29

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 29, 1856

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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: Key West, FL

transcription: pxc 

revision: fdc 2019-11-07

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Washington
Dec — 29th —
My dear Son,
I intended to
have written by this
mail but Aunt Clara’s
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

letter will tell you
what we are doing &
I will write again in
a short time – Aunt
Clara leaves us tomorrow
I shall be very lonely
without her but she
has already stayed
longer than she intended –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
goes with her –
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
is to come some
time this week – We
are preparing for her &
for New Years – I am
Page 2

much relieved in the
matter of company since
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
came – Sarah
Seward
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
is to come some
time this Winter –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is well – Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

still remains with
Mr Barnes
Birth: 1824 Death: 1867
– Our
horses are well and
greatly improved in
appearance – Congress
is doing nothing just
now but meeting to
adjourn for the next
3 days – I suppose
they will be more
engaged after N. years
Page 3

I think Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is better
than when you were here –
I am much stronger
than I have been in four
years – We were quite
surprised to hear from
you at Charleston – I
hope you are safe at
your destination – We
hear of many lost vessels –
10 or 15 of the passengers
which were in the Lyonnaise
are reported to be at
Bordeaux in France.
It is not known whether
Mr Sumners
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11
brother
Birth: 1817-02-05 Death: 1863-10-06
is
among them as their
names are not reported –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends love
God bless you
Mother –