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

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 30, 1857
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-09-30

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, September 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: Rondout, New York

transcription: rmg 

revision: ska 2020-02-03

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Auburn Sep 30th
My dear Son,
I sent the articles
you wished by express
yesterday to Roundout–
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
does not come
home yet– his business
called him to Cleveland
from Westfield– I have
not heard from him
since last Friday–
The unfavourable weather
and some other circumstances
made Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
& Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

give up their visit to
Rochester– We suppose
the marriage takes
place to day– Father
may be there should he
Page 2

he be on his way home at
this time– The weather
is so cold that I hope
you are in comfortable
quarters at night– We
have h no hard frost yet
but the damp chilly
atmosphere is withering
enough without–
I am going to write to
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
to day– I have not
heard from him directly
in three weeks – as
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, writes I hear that
he is well. Will, has
changed his boarding house —
I hope I may see you
all at home together again
before Winter– There has
nothing of interest occurred
here exp except the County
Fair which came last week
Page 3

The feature which seemed
the most interesting to the
people generally, attracting
crowds from the county was
they the riding and driving
of the women– I dont
like an exhibition of
this kind and I rather
think many persons who
now encourage it will
one day regret having
done so– It was painful
to read the details of the
loss of the Central America–
The noble conduct of Capt
Herndon
Birth: 1813-10-25 Death: 1857-09-12
and others in first
placing the women and
children in safety is without
paralel and as an example
of magnanimity must benefit
the human race
Page 4

Aunty is moving up some
furniture to day to make
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
comfortable when
she comes– Miss Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10

has returned and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

commenced her studies
rather reluctantly. Aunt
Clara was well yesterday
morning when I was there
All send love
God bless you
Mother—