Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 3, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 3, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-11-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 3, 1857

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver:  
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Birth:   Death: 

location: New York, NY

transcription: rmg 

revision: fdc 2019-12-19

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Auburn Nov 3d — 1857
My Dear Son,
Your letter from
New York came this
morning – You seem to
have had even less fine
weather than we – The same
day you left Mrs
Miller
Birth: 1792-05-02 Death: 1866-01-14
came with the
two children
x
Unknown Birth: 1852-03-17  Death: 1877-07-26 
to Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
: – I sent for the
children the next day
Mrs Miller is still
there – Tom
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
seems to
have been swallowed up
in the 'pressure' as we
hear nothing from him
Saturday Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
came
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with Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
and nurse
Unknown

they are here yet –
Henry Chesebro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
came
last Saturday and returned
home yesterday – In the
mean time Martha remains
at Aunt Clara’s, and
as the little folks did
not get on harmoniously
she has Tom's child
with her – Tomorrow
I send for them all
here again – Aunt Clara
is not well and Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08

leaves her this week on
her way to Washington
stopping a week in
Philadelphia – The house
will be open about the
15t I think – If you
are in Washington you
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better go there – Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

I presume will not be
there until the last of the
month – he goes first to
Orange Co– He returned
from Chicago the Sunday
after you left and has
been at home since –
appears quite well again –
made a speech at a Repub-
lican — meeting last night –
Tuesday is the Election –
Father thinks he will not
lose the Illinois debate –
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
stayed with us
until the next Monday
Tuesday – He intended to go
Tuesday Monday but
Tuesday night there was
a large fire on Genesee
St – when he came near
losing his life by the
falling of a wall – Monday
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night he was ill all
night with fever produced
by the exposure as he
came home drenched to the
skin – he writes me that
he had no return of fever
Tuesday – There were two
buildings burned one
occupied in front by Graham
Birth: 1817

millenary store the other
by Frank Goodwich
Birth: 1808 Death: 1881
the
back part of both by
numerous families of the
poorer class – one man
was burned to a cinder
supposed to have been asleep
& intoxicated – the fire
seemed so near us that we
took Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
from the house.
Mr Sherwood’s
Birth: 1793-09-16 Death: 1871-04-16
house was
badly burned in the last
side the wind blew
from the north with
heavy rain
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Frances Au and Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

have gone to Pisgah to
spend the day − Frances
attended a musical party
at Mrs. Marvine
Birth: 1810-07-08 Death: 1888-05-06
last
evening and is to to go
to a larger party there
on Friday − She has
dined twice with Mrs
Day
Birth: 1824 Death: 1881-01-22
− attended a small
party at Mrs Howe
Birth: 1808 Death: 1866-04-16
;
and spent a day with
Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
− Frank
is well and very
merry most of the time
Fanny is sick again with
a swollen face − All
send love to you −
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
that Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

goes to N York with
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her mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
this week.
so I shall not expect
them immediately though
I hoped they would
come soon after election
was over −
I attended Church last
Sunday − the first time
here in 5 years − of
course I saw many
changes − I hope none of all
my children will not
forget that the Bible
is the truest guide
for lives pleasing to God
o in unison with that
of His Son − I find none
no other which benefits
my conscience − Write
again before you leave &
May God’s blessing attend you
ever Mother