Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Augustus Henry Seward, October 1, 1843

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Augustus Henry Seward, October 1, 1843
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Date:1843-10-01

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Augustus Henry Seward, October 1, 1843

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sender: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1794  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: West Point Academy

transcription: atb 

revision: ekk 2016-02-09

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Auburn October the 1
Dear Augustus,
I recieved your Nice letter was very glad
to hear from you I intended to have answered
it long before this but my whole time has
been taken up with House keepin how
many times I have wished this summer
that you could come and spende Sunday
with us but after all you are not as far
away from us as dewit Richardson
Birth: 1824 Death: 1882-11-05

is from his folks he has gone a three
years voyage his sister Caroline
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told me
that he was rather homesick when he
see the Ship and see what a small
place he had to sleep in they thought
that he would rather came home
again if he had not said so much about
going Mr Hysens
Birth: 1794 Death: 1869-06-08
son
Birth: 1822 Death: 1861-10-14
has returned home
this fall quite tired of going to sea he
has been on the lakes this summer[ . ]
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William Maine
Unknown
is with his father
Unknown

they are engaged in the weaving business
in the Prision George Swain
Unknown
has a farm
in Niagra County is doing well is
hard at work his mother
Unknown
says though
he has been bit by a mad dog this summer
his folks
xfolks
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Unknown
thinks that he will get over it
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with out it doing him any injury
his folks say that he is much pleased with
being a farmer Alexander
Unknown
they had not hear
nothin from in a longe time I believe
that I have told you all the news
about the boys KillPatrick
Unknown
is dead
he died last Night I suppose that you
know who he is as he is quite an old
inhabitant here I expect the Irish will
turn out in mass tomorrow for the funeral
you asked how many we had in fammily
this summer I have not had but too
men besides McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
one by the Name
of Miller
Unknown
from the country the other is
Babcok
Unknown
that Mc has had some time
Maria
Unknown
and her baby too tortoise and
a cow the cow was so wild when we first
got her that she might allmost been
taken for Reign deer but she has got
to be very jentle now Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
says that
she is turning in to a bull if she does
I think she will look much better than
when we got her for has grown much
larger our House looks very well out side
they have been Painting it all an new last
month but it is not as conveiniant as
I should like the kichen is rather small
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I am quite lonesome I think we shall take a few
boarders this winter it is a dull gloomy Sundy
I have not been to church to day Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has been
down and took dinner with us I wished very
much that you could been with us today I hope
that your health is better than it was when you
last wrote I expect it begins to look quite like
home to you at the Point you have been their
so longe McClallen says I must give his love
to you and tell you that he wanted very much
to stop and see you last fall when he was
down but had not time I think very probably
he could not seen you if he had a stoped
he goes quite as often as he used to do a hunting
we have had quite as many Pigeons as we
wanted this fall for our own use
your Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
thinks she will start on tuesday
to come and see you I shall sende this by her
and hope to hear that you are well and are
doing well when she returns your ever and
own Aunt
Clarinda McClallen
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Augustus Seward
West Point