Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 23, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 23, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-09-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 23, 1857

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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: Esopus, NY

transcription: msf 

revision: ska 2020-02-03

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Auburn Sep — 23
My dear Son,
The weather here is
so unpleasant that I often
think you must have
abandoned your tents —
I hope you have for safety –
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
went yesterday
to Westfield to see
Mr Patterson
Birth: 1799-11-11 Death: 1879-10-15Certainty: Probable
— will
be home again Saturday —
Next week Wednesday
Clara Miller
Birth: 1827-12-03 Death: 1911-07-07
is to be
married at Mr Huson
Birth: 1822 Death: 1861-10-14
's
All of our family which
includes you all are
invited to attend the
wedding — Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

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Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
are to
go over Tuesday – Father
will go Wednesday
if he is home —
After the wedding some
of the party are to come
here I do not know
how many –
Aunty intends to be in
her house to receive
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
who is to visit
her early next month —
I wish you could be
at home at that time.
There is so much trouble
in the Commercial
world about this time
that I have not ven-
-tured to talk about
the Iron Company but
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I hope you will not
therefore decide to
abandon that plan —
The Banks are so much
pressed that it is
difficult to get money
for building which
was commenced early
in the summer —
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, has been sick since
he returned — I fear
he will not bear so
close confinement another
year — he coughs
and has pain in his
chest — has just changed
his lodgings for some
which are more comfortable
Uncle George's
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
son William
Henry
Birth: 1835-01-09 Death: 1926
is in Albany studying
Law — he boards with
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Will — We are having
rather unpleasant weather
for our County Fair of
which the citizens make
much account now they
have Fair grounds —
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
keeps well, at least
Will, writes so — I have
not heard from him
directly in two weeks —
presume he is very busy —
Fanny sends love — She is
about to send you a pair
of slippers (knit slippers)
by mail for your birth
day but I advise her to
keep them until you come
which we hope will be
soon — Aunt Clara was here
this morning, she and Aunty
send love — God bless you
Mother —
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Lieut. A.H. Seward
Assist. Coast Survey
Esopus
Ulster Co —
N. York —
AUBURN, N.Y.
SEP 23
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
William H. Seward