Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 1832

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 1832
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1832-12

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 1832

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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

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revision: ekk 2015-05-28

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Sunday Morning
My Dear Henry, I hardly know whether to write again you
say nothing about coming home but as next week is Court I
suppose we may expect you some time this week. I will
venture to write a short letter peradventure you may recieve
it before you leave Albany
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. Your letter of Teusday sent by Mr
Barker
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came to me last evening. Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
said he had, had it in
his possession all day but had never thought to give it me.
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
was delighted with his little letter and little Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

looked on so wistfully that I gave him the envelope and told
him that his Pa sent it to him he immediately ran into the
kitchen to show the girls
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his little letter as he called it.
I was very much rejoiced to hear of the brightness of Weeds
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
prospects
it did appear so horrible to me that he should lose his limb
Congratulate him for me on the prospect of recovery.
I have ascertained by enquiry that the Mrs Yates
Birth: 1813-09-16 Death: 1891-03-23
you saw was or is
a half sister of Abijah Millers
Birth: 1779-02-14 Death: 1834-07-11
- Jane Miller - she has been here
at Isaac
Birth: 1791-04-30 Death: 1853-04-03
's but I had almost forgotten her and was not aware that
she was married. So you see I should have been quite as ignorant
as you was had I been similarly situated and in me it would
have been quite unpardonable. I sent my last letter on Wednesday
Polly Ingalls was here sewing for Clary
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
. She continued until Friday
since that time I have had no fire in my room the weather
has been extremely cold and wood has become so scarce that
there has been talk of all moving down into the dining room.
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Grandma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03
concluded as usual that we should be obliged to break up
house keeping and she had not determined in her own mind
precisely whether she would go to Isaac Millers or to Kellogg's
x Birth: 1786-03-22  Death:   Birth: 1780-04-19  Death: 1836-05-04 

and spend the remainder of the winter, taking it for granted that
they weh were well supplied with fuel. It is very cold
to day we none of us go to Church. I have had a hard cough
more than a week which prevents my going out. evening. Clary
has gone to see Mrs Fosgate
 Death: 1848-03-10
, the rest of the family are all
deeply engaged in reading, I must close this to send to the office.
Your own Frances