Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 11, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 11, 1858
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-07-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 11, 1858

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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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: vxa 

revision: amc 2020-12-23

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Auburn July 11 th
My dear Son,
You did not come
to see us the 4th as we hoped
you might – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
& Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

and Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
were here &
Mr Dunscomb
Birth: 1804-02-23 Death: 1891-12-16
and his
daughter
Birth: 1841-02-12 Death: 1914-02-05
from Quebec
Miss Dunscomb is still
here – her father went
home the 6 th – Will
went the evening of the 5 th
after the celebration was
over – The day was fine
and the celebration satis-
factory to the citizens
generally –
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The rain prevented our
exhibition of fire works
Saturday night – Monday
evening there was a
public exhibition in the
street, which our people
saw from the exchange
buildings – so that ours
was deferred until Tuesday
when the weather was pro-
pitious and the fire works
satisfactory – We had no
one in the garden but our
own family and Mrs Titus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1895-12-19

children
x Birth: 1856-03-02  Death:   Birth: 1842-08-29  Death: 1884-11-06  Birth: 1846-01-11  Death: 1913-03-14  Birth: 1849-06  Death: 1933-07-12 
– some men
and boys on the fence –
Fanny’s
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
pleasure was very
much diminished about
that time by the death
of Rover
 Death: 1858-07-04
– He died
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very suddenly Sunday
afternoon while we
were at the dinner table –
When we went into the
library we found him lying
by the door apparently
asleep, but really dead –
We all miss the little creature
Fanny continues to grieve
for his loss – She buried
him by the side of Watch
 Death: 1856-04-29

under the Apple tree –
The weather has been intensely
warm – I have never known
so many hot days in suc-
cession – We had rain
last night – this morning
is cooler – The family
have all gone to Church –
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
does not come
down yet – I spent the
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day with her yesterday
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and Miss Cobb
Birth: 1833

Bull
Unknown
came over and
spent the 4 th – returning
the next day – Frank
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

did not come – he was
very well –
The oats are green over the
well and drain which
caused so much labour
and trouble – The drain
seems to answer the purpose
so far – John Butler
Birth: 1827
&
Louise
Birth: 1825
are both here – altogether
I have very good assistance
in housekeeping – Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well, though the
heat has kept her at home
for two days past – Fanny
sends love – When are you
coming home – God bless you
Mother