Letter from Maria F. Gordon to Frances Miller Seward, May 24, 1829

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Letter from Maria F. Gordon to Frances Miller Seward, May 24, 1829
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1829-05-24

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Letter from Maria F. Gordon to Frances Miller Seward, May 24, 1829

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sender: Maria Gordon
Birth: 1803  Death: 1863-02

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

location: Unknown
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revision: tap 2017-06-20

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MiddlevilleMay 24th 1829
My Dear, beloved Frances
I cannot consent that you should come so
near me as you most probably will in your jaunt to the east
without coming once more, to bless my home among the hills
I shall, (barring accidents) most certainly meet you at Utica
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on
the 3d day of June and exert my eloquence to bring you round
this way, at least I will have the pleasure of once more seeing
you "face to face" which circumstance would delight me more
than any one thing I know of —
I returned yesterday from N. York
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where I have been
there three weeks with my good husband
Birth: 1793
, and the first thing that
greeted my arrival was your letter lying on the sideboard which
I read before taking of my bonnet — The little jacket you speak
of is something like a coat open before I will send you a pattern
near as I can it is trimmed with black cord or fine braid and very
small gilt buttons such as they trim ladies dresses with the pantalettes
and vest are made together and fastened behind as being most
convenient the velvet sleeves are short with white points to button
over them, there are but few who put any buttons on at all it
is a matter of fancy how they are trimmed but the pattern is near
as I can cut such a little article. I hope you will be able to make
out this scrawl and excuse its hurried appearance as it is near the
hour for the stage to come and for fear the precious article will be
too late I will send it off with a promise to write you again soon as I
can conveniently after receiving your direction, give my love your husband
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

with a kiss to Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
and my kind remembrance to all who enquire for one.
We will call at Mr. Shephards
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new house for you in hope of seeing
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you although I have a prepossession that we shall not meet
if we do not, accept of my warmest for your welfare and happiness
dear Frances how much I do wish I could have you for a neighbor
and see you often as I used to in days of "lang syne" but it is
alltogether best that we find but few such friends as this world would be
too pleasant ever to think of leaving it, may heaven grant that we spend
an happy immortality together
Yours most affectionately
Maria F. Gordon
PS Mr Gordon sends his best love and says you must not think of returning
to Auburn untill you have been here
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Thursday
Monday
Mrs. Gordon