Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, January 31, 1856

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, January 31, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-01-31

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, January 31, 1856

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

location: Key West, FL

receiver: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: jxm 

revision: ska 2019-11-11

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Key West
Jan. 31st 56
Dear Aunt
I have just finished a
letter to Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and now write
one to you.
It was some time after I left
Auburn before I reached this place
I was a month or more in
Baltimore & Washington and
stopped at Richmond, Savannah
and Charleston on my way
down finally arrived here and
got to work about the first of
January.
It is a very pretty country that
my surveying is this winter much
pleasanter than either of the
two preceding , more dry land,
and much that is interesting.
There is quite quantity of game
and wild fowl here.
Cape Sable where we are is
the extreme southern portion of
the Peninsula of Florida
and is entirely uninhabited.
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We see very few vessel passing
and they generally some distance
out at sea.
I suppose they are all fixed
at Washington before this they
have a larger house and will
probably have more visitors
than heretofore.
Do you think any of going down
yourself Mother said you
might come when I was there,
Remember me to Mr McLallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16

Your Affectionate
Nephew
AH Seward