Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 3, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 3, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-08-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 3, 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 Aug. 3 d
My dear Son,
I send to day by
Express the spread, sheets
& pillow slips — The spread
is the smallest I have
though made for a double
bed — This cold rain is
not favourable for encamp-
ments — Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

went to Albany yesterday –
Fred came up Saturday –
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, also came Saturday
and is to stay a week —
Miss Dunscombe
Birth: 1841-02-12 Death: 1914-02-05
went
Friday to visit some
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friends
Unknown
in Staten Island
before returning to Quebec
So we are alone with
our own family
x Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29 
Thomas
Miller
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
was here three
days last week — I
am glad you made
the arrangement with Fred
I cannot but hope it may
aid in some way to
keep you more with us –
Father is very busy at the
farm — has been grading
the road on Miller Street
and is every day disposing
of houses & lots —
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
came from Canandaigua
Saturday leaving Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24

& Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
very well
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Henry Chesbro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
had gone
to New York — Frances is
talking of spending the
Winter in Philadelphia
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well — Mr
Masse
Birth: 1815
the French teacher
boarded there 2 weeks –
He has his wife
Birth: 1828
here now
and is boarding at the
old Bronson
Birth: 1826 Death: 1860
House —
Thursday we had the
Martins
x Birth: 1818-12-25  Death: 1899-07-09  Birth: 1808-11-25  Death: 1883-09-19 
from the Lake
and Dr
Birth: 1811-02-06 Death: 1866
& Mrs Cressy
Birth: 1812 Death: 1891

to spend the evening with
us — Judge Johnson
Birth: 1817-07-30 Death: 1878-01-26
&
his daughters
x Birth: 1856  Death:   Birth: 1853-08-01  Death: 1904-12-06 
were here
Wednesday —
There are many reports
and some robberies in
town during the past
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week — Mr Standard's
Unknown
house
on North St was entered a
few nights ago and robbed
of silver & money to the
amount of $100 — I suppose
Willis
Birth: 1830
would say his was
the same gang, of which
one invaded our premises —
Will seems well — he does
not incline to stay in
Albany after the expiration
of the 2 years —
Fanny is studying at home
and taking her French lessons
during the school vacation
we have "Daries
Unknown
" & I think
will get along very well
with Arithmetic — All
send love God bless you
Mother