Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 4, 1857

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 4, 1857
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-01-04

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, January 4, 1857

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

location: Indian Key, Florida

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: cjb 

revision: fdc 2019-11-07

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Indian Key
January 4th 1857
Dear Mother
I left Key West on last
Tuesday and have been 6 days coming
to this place a distance of 80 miles
it being very nearly calm most of
the way; my work for the winter
will be some 15 miles to the NE
of this place. Every thing here
looks very much as it did last
year, though I think the prospects
are that we shall have a much
milder winter here than last.
There are several vessels here at
present two just arrived from Phila-
delphia
with the materials for Con-
structing a light House near this
place, so that there will more
be going on near me than any
season before.
I believe they are endeavoring to
conclude a Treaty with the
Seminoles at Tampa for their
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peaceful removal though I have not
heard as yet with what success.
By the time this letter reaches you
the session of Congress will be nearly
half through. I suppose Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
& Frances
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

are with you before this time.
Give my love to all.
Your Affectionate Son
AH Seward