Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 16, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 16, 1857
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-08-16

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 16, 1857

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: Ulster, NY

transcription: les 

revision: fdc 2019-08-16

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Auburn Aug 16
My dear Son,
We were very glad
to get your letter
Friday– I think Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
’s
last letter came the
day after you left
written at Quebec the
7th of August just
as they
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
were about
to sail down the
St Lawrence in a
Schooner – taking with
them only the crew
of the boat –3 men
Unknown

They seemed quite un-
determined as to their
destination— might go
as far as the Island
of Anticosti
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in the
Gulf of St Lawrence—
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expected to return to
Quebec before coming
home— this is the
last I have heard—
I am getting rather anxious
for another letter–
Tomorrow Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
and I set out
for Gloucester – expect
to reach there Wednesday—
Will came home last
evening — has not been
very well for a few
days past— He will
leave us and return to
Albany some time this
week. We shall not
stay long— I wrote to
Mr Mellen
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
to engage lod-
gings for a week but
will probably stay a
little longer— I think
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Father will come for
me if he is not too tired
when he comes home–
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
went to Canandaigua
I believe before you left–
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
is well and
continues to give frequent
parties —notwithstanding the
rebellion in her kitchen
department— I suppose
you have frequent rains as
we have— I hope the roofs
of your tents are better
proof against rain than
ours – our garret was
nearly afloat once last
week leaking in about
30 places— The garden
continues pretty— Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
comes up every
pleasant evening— Aunty
spends about every other
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day at Pisgah— Patrick
Unknown

complains of being very
lonesome— We have had the
remainder of the hay cut
& Mr Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
is drawing
it away— The horses
Unknown
con-
tinue to jump the fences
and the neighboring people
continue to use them
for fire wood— Fanny
has just come home from
church— She & Aunty send
love— Miss Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10
has
gone home to stay while
we are away— You
will come and see us
again when I return
wont you? – There are
no letters or papers for
you— God bless you
Mother–
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Lieut. A. H. Seward
Assist. Coast Survey
Riverside
Ulster County
N. Y.
AUBURN NY
AUG 17
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