Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 15, 1829

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 15, 1829
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1829-02-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 15, 1829

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: obm 

revision: nrs 2016-12-02

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Sunday Morning –
I promised you my Dear Henry to write every day
after you left home but I had so much to do yesterday
more than usual that I did not find any time
until after eleven o’ clock and then I was too sleepy.
In the first place (to commence with – the most important
personages) my rheumatism
A painful disease affecting muscles and joints of the human body, chiefly the larger joints, as the hips, knees, and shoulders •
is much better and Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

has not coughed any since you left home – he says
"Pa gone leave Ma all alone" – Ma cry––cry––cry–"– Grandma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03

wished last night when we sat down at the table that
you was with us to drink some of the good tea. I
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d her you would probably find as good in Utica
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Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
said you would have much better undoubtedly.
Grandma says she has thought a great deal about your
going away this time of course from that circumstance
presages some misfortune all of which is very con-
soling. I suppose you will get to Albany to night
and if you are not too tired will write me a letter
at all events I shall indulge the anticipation of getting
one on Wednesday. I think you have a prospect of good
sleighing all the time you are gone it is snowing here
constantly – I intended to go to church to day but Beardsley
Birth: 1807-05-30 Death: 1894-01-15

has taken the horse and cutter to go home. I have not
seen an individual since you went away except the
members of our own household of course have no news
or gossip. Do write often to your own Frances.
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William H. Seward Esq.
at Albany
To the care of Julius Rhoades
Birth: 1801-01-20 Death: 1851
Esq –
AUBURN
N.Y.
FEB
16
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F. A. Seward