Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 26, 1857

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 26, 1857
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Date:1857-12-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 26, 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: Key West, FL

transcription: tap 

revision: ska 2020-01-29

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Auburn Dec 26th
My dear Son,
I see by looking at
your letter from N. York that
you were to leave Cuba
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Cuba


about this time to go to
Key West – I shall hope
to hear of your safe arrival.
I saw by the papers that
the 'Cahamba' had arrived
at N. Orleans so I took
it for granted you were
at Havana – I have
frequent letters from Washington
Congress adjourned there last
week until after I New
Years –Mr Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
was
here to day on his way home
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says the weather has been very
pleasant in Washington –
that our friends are well –
Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
writes me that he
shall improve the recess
for study – Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
talks of
coming home but I do
not think she will im-
mediately – I would prefer
not to go down until some
time in February – Father
has had two large supper
parties since you were
there – Neither Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
or
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
were able to come
home Christmas – Fred
writes that Mr Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02

continues sick – Will
is to come home New Years –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and Mr
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McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
dined with us
yesterday – Aunt Clara
sends love – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and
I will be quite alone
after this week – Miss
Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25 Death: 1867-06-10
is to leave us Monday
her year expired a month
ago – since which she
has been visiting us –
You have probably heard
of Mr Douglas
Birth: 1813-04-23 Death: 1861-06-03
perseverance
in his opposition to the
course of the administration
with regard to Kansas – It
is thought that his course
will be approved by the
greater part of Northern
Democrats – I have no doubt
it will be advantageous
to him politically – I believe
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he does not profess to be
opposed to slavery in the
abstract – I have a letter
from Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
this week
she says they are all
x Birth: 1854-02  Death: 1931-05-23  Birth: 1822-02-03  Death: 1888-11-24 
well –
Mrs Day
Birth: 1824 Death: 1881-01-22
went out to attend
at a party at her house
this week – Our lectures
for the Young Mens Association
come every Wednesday evening
I have been able to attend
but one – The weather here
has been rather more than
usually mild for the season
we have some snow – not
enough for sleighing – Fanny
is looking for a place to
ride down hill with her
sleigh – She is well and sends
love – We always wish you
with us Christmas –
God bless you
Mother –
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Lieut. A. H. Seward U. S. A.
Assist. Coast Survey
Key West
Florida
AUBURN N.Y.
DEC 28
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Aunty writes that Mrs Bliss
Birth: 1824-04-20 Death: 1909-07-25
is to
be married to a Mr Danvers
Birth: 1817-10-02 Death: 1881-10-28