Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1825

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1825
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1825-03-06

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1825

action: sent

sender: Mary Seward
Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: ekk 2016-03-17

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Florida 6 March 1825
My very Dear Wm
A Sabbath Evening all
alone I take my pen to adress you on a sub-
ject that of all others is most important..
you are now become the Head of a family and
many Duties Revolve uppon you[ . ]
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I hope you
will bee a kind tender & [ Afectioate ]
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Alternate Text: Affectionate
Husband
and may a kind providence grant to bless your
union in life. O my Dear Henry I beg you to
seek an intrest a redemer merrits
thear is safety thear is happiness nothing
short of that can make you happy read your
Bible go to the Hous of worship that is
the place God meets with his people
O my Dear Child could you feel as much enga-
ged for your own salvation as your Mother Does
for you, you would set to it in earnest.
I feel I have been very much lacking in
my Duty to all my Children
x Birth: 1805-10-29  Death: 1839-01-04  Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07  Birth: 1799-07-02  Death: 1872-04-25  Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24 
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My Dear H I cannot quit this subject
untill I have an answer from you will you read this
with patience & will you Gratify me so much as to
think favourable on the subject & my poor evening
Shall Sacrafice Shall be offerd for you & may that
kind providence protect defend & uphold you &
your Dear Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
through the Rugged path of life
& that you & her may walk together in love and
the fear of our Heavenly Father is the earnest
prayer of your Afectionate Mother.
This day Mr Gamble
Birth: 1781 Death: 1825-03-04
^was^ interd he returned from
the South about three months since in ill health
Mrs Cummins
Birth: 1781-07-13 Death: 1832-08-08
very low Pas
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
health is much
better than it has been a year past Cornelia has
the headach & gone to bed_ _ _
No news in our world at all
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My Most love to my Dear Daughter To Granma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03

Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Aunt Clarra
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
the Judg
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
except the same
yourself- Show this to no person if you can read
it is so more than I expect then burn it up
Your Afectionate Mother
Mary Seward
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Wm H Seward
Auburn
Cayuga Co
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Mary Seward
March
1825
Mary Seward