Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 28, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 28, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-07-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 28, 1858

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: Saugerties, NY

transcription: amr 

revision: amc 2020-12-24

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Auburn July 28
My dear Son,
I should have sent
this letter to Tivoli had
I not received yours yesterday
I am glad you went to see
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was disappointed
that he missed you —
Fred says you may come
home next month — I
hope you will — It is the
last month of summer —
we are now enjoying fine
cool weather, at least
mornings and evenings —
Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
& Miss Duns-
-comb
Birth: 1841-02-12 Death: 1914-02-05
were to have gone to
Niagara last Saturday
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but Miss D – received word
from home that her sister
Unknown

was ill with small-pox
and her parents
x Birth: 1804-02-23  Death: 1891-12-16  Birth: 1817-12-10  Death: 1892-01-01 
wished
her to remain with us
for the present. She talks
of visiting some friends
Unknown
at
Staten Island & going
home by the way of Boston
but awaits further news
from home — She and
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
accompanied by
your father went last
Monday to attend a party
at Frances Chesebros
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
which
was quite agreeable to all
I believe — Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
went
yesterday to Canandaigua
to make a visit of a few
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days — Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
stays with
us – She of course closed
her house — Father has
been much engaged for three
days past with the Miller
Street road — has a number
of men at work grading it —
The lots on that Street
are all sold now –
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
received a
letter from Lazette Blackmar
Birth: 1821 Death: 1870-03-04

this week saying Harry
Miller
Unknown
died at the
house of his brother Leonard
Birth: 1820 Death: 1903-05-18

the day before she wrote —
Thomas Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
has been
with us since Saturday —
To day he goes to the
Commencement at Union
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College – We hear nothing
further from the Napiers
x Birth: 1819-09-19  Death: 1898-12-19  Birth: 1823-12-20  Death: 1911-08-24 

they were to have been
here about this time —
Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
has gone to Philadelphia
to wait until the house at
Washington is ready to occupy
when she is to return and
move the furniture — Mr
Fletcher
Birth: 1814-03-24 Death: 1874-04-15
keeps her informed
of the progress of the
workmen
Unknown
– Anna has sent
to Mr Blunt
Unknown
the volumes
of the Pacific Rail Road
which he wished — I hope
they will go safely —
Fanny's
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
school is closed for the
present — her French lessons
continue — she sends love
God bless you
Mother

[top Margin] I send with this an Army
Report I think from Washington
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Lieut. A.H. Seward
Assist. Coast Survey
Saugerties
N. York
Unknown
William H Seward
FREE
AUBURN, N.Y.
JUL 28
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