Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 3, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 3, 1864
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Date:1864-07-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, July 3, 1864

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: Washington D.C., US

transcription: ahf 

revision: obm 2016-06-29

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Sunday July 3rd
My dear Son
The month of June
with it birds and flowers
has gone by and we
have not had your
promised visit. When
I heard the payment of
the Army of the Potomac
was deferred indefinitely
I thought it probable
you would not be able
to come at present.
We shall be very glad to
see you when you can
come. It seemed a long
time since we had heard

[left Margin] I will
write to
Anna soon.
Show the extract
to your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
.
Love to all.
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
sends
love.
God bless
you
Mother
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from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
. This morning
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
has his letter of
the 24th forwarded from
Washington. It is a comfort
to know he was safe up
to that time. I do not
venture to look much
to the future. This
morning's paper brings the
report of the injury
of Maj. Merriman
Birth: 1839-09-05 Death: 1892-04-16
, the
son we suppose of the
cashier
Birth: 1808-07-10 Death: 1877-04-22
of the Auburn Bank.
His father has been suffering
much with apprehension
about his safety since
the commencement of their
campaign. His own mother
Birth: 1812 Death: 1849

is not living. His step-
mother
Birth: 1813-08-14 Death: 1890-01-20
seems much
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attached to the children
x Birth: 1841  Death: 1910-07-19  Birth: 1843-06-11  Death: 1917-05-17 
.
I have heard nothing except
the Tribune report yet,
but see no reason to doubt
that it is their son.
His arm is shattered by a
shell. He was in the 18th
Corps. Mr Chase's
Birth: 1808-01-13 Death: 1873-05-07
resig-
nation causes much surprise
and speculation about his
successor. I think Mr
Fessenden's
Birth: 1806-10-16 Death: 1869-09-08
acceptance would
do much to inspire
confidence, hope his health
may allow it. I enclose
an article from a Syracuse
paper, Democratic of course,
It manifests a spirit which
is very prevalent in these
parts. Is not it strange
that such people would
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risk another riot to further
their own political schemes.
I do not know that I have
mentioned that Joseph has
been twice assailed by
rowdies, once by some
Irish boys about his
own age, and last
night at the las ^t^ hour, when
he went to meet the woman
Unknown

Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
sent. A week or two
ago some person threw a
stone, in the night, at one
of the windows in the North
Chamber. Elisa
Certainty: Probable
heard the
glass break but did not
attempt to discern who it was.
The print of a man's foot
was very obvious in the morning
in the slate rock opposite
the window. These are law-
less times. Tell Anna the woman
came safe & pleases Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
.
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Major A.H. Seward
Department of State
Washington
Auburn N.Y.
Jul 4
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Stamp

Type: postmark

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Editorial Note

Newspaper clipping enclosed

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Editorial Note

Newspaper clipping enclosed