Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 30, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 30, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-08-30

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 30, 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: msf 

revision: ska 2020-01-31

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Auburn Aug 30t
My dear Son
We came home from
Gloucester last evening much
improved in health — I
would like to have stayed
a week longer but as
there was no prospect
of Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
’s coming for me
I thought it better to
come home with Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

who stayed with us all
the time — I was glad
he did so as he needed
the recreation — We left
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
at Roxbury near
Boston where her Mother
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13

has gone to join her — Jenny
I think was less favourably
affected by the sea-air
than the rest of us —
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While we were at Gloucester
a letter came from
Father mailed at Tadoosac
a small town not far
from the mouth of the
Saginaw River —The letter
was the Log book of their
voyage from the 1st to
the 6th of August — They
had not made very rapid
progress owing to calms
and adverse winds — did
not say how much longer
they should be gone or what
place they intended to make
their destined port — Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

wrote to her Mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
that
they had chartered the
boat for 2 weeks – She had
suffered a good deal with
sea-sickness – Her letter
and a copy of the Log book
Page 3

by Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
was mailed at
the same time with mine –
Three weeks from the time
they left Quebec expired the
22d that is a week ago
yesterday — still we hear
nothing further and are
anxiously looking for letters —
Mrs Wharton is very uneasy
about them — I think
they cannot have been in
the region of Post Offices —
may even have gone to
Labrador of which your
Father talked before leaving
home — I am glad they
provided themselves with
Winter clothing at Quebec
they will have need
of them it — They seem
to be near the coast
had been on shore at one
Page 4

or two places — All were in
good health better than
when at home — I hope
they will come safely
home — Our sojourn at
Gloucester was very pleasant
a comfortable boarding
house — We saw Mr
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
& Mrs
Mellen
Birth: 1830 Death: 1902
every day — Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

bathed every day – the
rest of us a number of times
I felt better there than
I have done in years —
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

met us at the Depot — have
been well while we were
away — The garden continues
to look pleasant – Will,
goes back Tuesday —
When are you coming home?
Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
& her children
x Birth: 1857-03-08  Death:   Birth: 1854-08-05  Death: 1913-05 
come
some time this week –
Aunty and Fanny send love —
God bless you
Mother —
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Lieut. A. H. Seward
Assist. Coast Survey
River Side
Ulster Co
N. York —
AUBURN, N.Y.
AUG 31
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Stamp

Type: postmark
U.S. POSTAGE
THREE CENTS
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Type: postmark