Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to George Washington Seward, September 30, 1827

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to George Washington Seward, September 30, 1827
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1827-09-30

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to George Washington Seward, September 30, 1827

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

location: Florida, NY

receiver: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: ekk 2016-03-17

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Florida Sepr 30 1827
My Dear Son Washington
I have receivd your kind
letters twice or thrice should have answerd it before
now had not every thing els prevented but do not
let my not writing prevent you from writing.
If you knew how refreshing to my poor pained
heart your affectionate letters are you would write
every opportunity. I have heard our Dear Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04

has been very sick which is another source of sourow I
pray the Lord may restore her to health & all
the comforts of this sinfull world but but more
sincerel do I hope & pray that she may become an
heir of eternal Glory through the merits of a
crucified Redeemer.
My D G I don’t know how this strain of writing will
suit you but I have no other subject so agreeable
to myself as that I draw from the Holy Scriptures
it is my comfort by Day & my song in the Night
when my head ach, & my heart is pained I fly
to the Fountain of Life for support thear I
find a balsom for every wound a bottle for
every Tear. I hope my son you will make
piety the persuit of your Life as all other
things perish
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Tell Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
the next shall bee to him. Clarinda Miller
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

promised when left heer to write as soon as she got home
Ask Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
if she has forgot she has got a mother
if so tell her to Look at her Little Darling Agustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

& think just so I love my children.
Dear Little Agustus how I want to see him
our Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
has grown very Heart has no
bad turns at all.
Tell Henry to write when he can make it
convenient My love to Gramma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03

Frances Clara & expect the same
Yourself
Mary Seward
G. W Seward
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Mr G. W. Seward
M Seward