Letter from Janet Watson Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 23, 1869

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 23, 1869
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Date:1869-08-23

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, August 23, 1869

action: sent

sender: Janet Seward
Birth: 1839-11-18  Death: 1913-11-09

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Unknown
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transcription: smc 

revision: crb 2018-03-20

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1869
Auburn, Aug 23d
My dear Gus,
Our summer is nearly
gone, and with the fall I hope
we shall have you back with
us again. I will then make all
my apologies for not writing oftener
to you, don't think I do not
think of you, I do every day, and
am so glad that you are enjoying
your journey so much, Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

I know writes to you very often
so you know all that is going on.
Aunty is very comfortable, goes
out to ride nearly every day,
but of course she is very much
changed, can do but very little
for herself, and cannot read
but very little, and you know
that is a great irritation to her
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Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is at her place on the Lake,
we have just received invitation for
her to a party on Tuesday evening,
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
says he cannot go, and I
have company, so I was obliged
to send a regret–The last two
weeks in July Will & the children
x Birth: 1864-11-10  Death:   Birth: 1862-09-11  Death: 1921-10-05 

& I, with Mr Pomeroy
Birth: 1824-12-31 Death: 1905-03-23
& family
x Birth: 1858  Death: 1882  Birth: 1860-10-07  Death: 1933-05-27  Birth: 1864-07-19  Death: 1938-04-22  Birth: 1868-02-24  Death: 1935  Birth: 1835-09-04  Death: 1892-02-25 
spent
at the head of Owasco Lake, and
should have had a very delightful
time only the weather was so cold,
but I think Will feels very much
better for the rest, he is driven
with business all the time.
Will and three other gentlemen have
just purchased a small steam
yacht & put on the Lake, &
Will & Mr Pomeroy have nearly pur-
chased a point of 8010 acres on the
Lake, so you see we have quite a
Lake mania. I am anxious to
know if you will find a prettier
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Lake on your travels. We are expecting
Mrs Bostwick
Birth: 1832-04-27 Death: 1903-12-20
& her family
x Birth: 1859-01-03  Death: 1873-06-07  Birth: 1829-07-22  Death: 1872-06-22 
this week
to make us a visit, I suppose
Aunty wrote you that she has a
little daughter
Birth: 1869-05-31 Death: 1914-03-20
three months old.
The children are now very well, Willie was
not well for some time, but now
seems to be well again. My mother
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13

is now settled in her new house,
and enjoys it very much, Nelly
plays red-riding-hood, very often,
in carrying things over to Grandma's.
My cousin Sarah Standart
Birth: 1838-09-30 Death: 1921-10-13
is visiting
me, and wishes me to remember her
to you, and hopes you will have a
pleasant journey. Mrs Pomeroy has
not been very well, but is
now as well as usual, and
very busy with her little family,
her children are all well. My
brother George
Birth: 1842-08-29 Death: 1896-10-29
has just made
us a visit of a week, he is
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now in the hardware business
in DetroitMrs Perrys
Birth: 1819-10-04 Death: 1898-02-12
family
x Birth: 1852-04-16  Death: 1927-04-28  Birth: 1849  Death:   Birth: 1847  Death:   Birth: 1844-09-14  Death: 1920-04-14  Birth: 1817-07-08  Death: 1886-01-29 

are all well, and all at home
now, Mrs Gray
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is here with her
family. The weather has been
very delightful since the
eclipse, warm and pleasant.
Mother and Mrs Pomeroy send
their love to you, Nelly and
Willie send love and kisses,
I hope you will continue to
have a safe and pleasant journey.
We have not heard from Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

since he left Van Couver Is–d for
Alaska, we are expecting soon to
[ her ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: hear
of his arrival in Cal– We
shall be very glad to welcome you
home again, it seems a great while
since the 1st of March. With
much love, and many wishes for
your safe return,
Your sister Janet —