Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 19, 1854

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 19, 1854
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1854-11-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 19, 1854

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location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: nwh 

revision: ska 2019-11-19

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Sunday Nov 19th
My dear Son,
You cannot imagine
how much I am relieved
by your letter this morn-
ing – I was becoming
very anxious to hear
from you — Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and
Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
is still with
us — We wish every day
that you were here
also — Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and
the baby
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23
came went
home Wednesday —
I went with the
children
x Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 
Tuesday
to Martin Smith
Birth: 1799-03-19 Death: 1868-12-16
's
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it was the first fine
day we had had
we stayed all night
and awoke in the
morning to find the
ground covered with
2 inches of snow —
however, it was not
so much colder as
to make our ride
home unf uncomfortable.
Since then it has
rained or snowed
every day —
Your Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came
home from Saratoga
last night for a few
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days – probably his
last visit before
going to Washington –
Fanny had a
little party last night
in consideration of
the wedding.
Fred is engaged in
pruning trees and
superintending the
building of a summer
house – Willie
went with us to
the lake with pony
and a gun, with
which I was continually
afraid he would
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shoot himself or us
as he insisted upon
riding with it loaded
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well
busily engaged preparing
for Winter —
Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
goes home some
time this week –
Our family will
continue gradually
to diminish for
two or three weeks
to come – All send
love to you — May
God preserve you
Mother —