Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 22, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 22, 1857
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-11-22

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 22, 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: Baltimore, MD

transcription: sts 

revision: fdc 2020-01-10

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Auburn Nov 22d
My Dear Son,
I am very glad this morning
to get your letter of Thursday – I began
to fear I was not to hear from you
again at Baltimore – I hope your new
boat may prove sea worthy – You talk
of mild pleasant weather – we have had
snow here for the last month except
one day – the last week has been Winter
in coldness though we have no sno snow
to continue on the ground – the ground
is frozen hard – the last two days the
Thermometer has stood 20 above zero –
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
finds that the 1st Monday in
December is the 7th of the month which
gives him a week longer at home – he
will probably go to Goshen some time
this week and to Washington next –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
will go on to Washington at the
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same time and stay until I come
down which I think will be the
last of January – Miss Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10
will leave
us before that time probably –
Aunty Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well – I know she must
miss Catherine
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
very much – Catherine
went to Washington a week last Thursday
about the 12th – She writes me that
she has a room ready for you – I
hope you will go there if you go again
to Washington – Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

write that they are well – Fred says
nothing of coming home – I shall expect
him however – When he last wrote
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
was in New York with her
mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
– Aunty talks of going
to Canandaigua for one night before
leaving here – Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and her family
x Birth: 1854-02  Death: 1931-05-23  Birth: 1822-02-03  Death: 1888-11-24 

are well – Will, says business is
very dull in Albany leaving little to
do – He continues pleased with his new
boarding house – Harvey Miller
Birth: 1802 Death: 1847-12-18

sailed from New York to Kingston in
Jamaica – it is doubtful I think
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whether he ever returns
Don’t fail to write whenever you have
an opportunity of sending a letter – it is
one of my chief comforts, hearing from
my absent children – All send
love and kind wishes for your
welfare – may God preserve you
Mother –