Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, December 11, 1837

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, December 11, 1837
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-12-11

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, December 11, 1837

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: jds 

revision: ekk 2015-06-09

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Auburn December 11th 1837
My dear Pa
I received your letter on the
3d of this month, I was very happy to get it.
I have had the ear ache since so that I
could not go to school, it has gathered and
broken twice, it is almost well now. Mr.
Rathbuns
Birth: 1803 Death: 1870-01-05
's sleigh has been here it is not
larger than our cutter but there are two seats
in it. Ma
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
says Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
would have to set
with his feet up to his chin. Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

is going to get a new cutter this winter.
I have got all my books set up
on my shelf it looks like a little
library. Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has got his fixed
so too. We have got a new girl she
is an irish woman
Unknown
she got up this
morning at one oclock and began to wash.
We got a basket full cocoa beans from
Captain Chases
Birth: 1785-04-07 Death: 1853-01-01
' to day. I have got
some indian meal and a bushel and a
half of corn for my ducks. When I go out
mornings to feed them they run after me
as quick as they see me. Grandpa
is going to put the pony before
the cutter to morrow and see if he will
go if there is snow. Frederick and I
read to Ma every night. Frederick
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will write a letter pretty soon
your affectionate son Augustus H Seward
William H Seward
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frederick W Seward
Dec 11, 1837.