Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 21, 1834

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 21, 1834
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Date:1834-09-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 21, 1834

action: sent

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

location: Aurora, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: gew 

revision: crb 2015-05-20

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Sunday afternoon
My dear Henry,
I have just returned from
Church where I heard the longest and dullest
sermon imaginable am very weary of course
I came from Ludlowville Friday morning
in the stage the day was pleasant and
the ride agreeable, arrived here about
11 oclock found Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
sick in bed the
Dr
Birth: 1810-05-02 Death: 1869-09-21Certainty: Probable
had just left her, she continued very
unwell all day yesterday is somewhat
better to day but not well. The same night
that I returned Frederick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
awoke about one oclock
with a violent ague his teeth chattering
as they would in a day in January, I
was very much alarmed went down and
awoke Sis she never having seen any thing
similar in a child of his age thought
I had better send immediately for a physician
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
went for Dr Thompson, he enquired
immediately if Frederick had been exposed
to the fever and ague, said such chills were
very uncommon for children and considered
it a presage of a fever, he complained
of slight sickness at the stomach but this
I thought was occasioned by the squills
I had administered in the evening for his
cough which continues yet. The Dr gave
him an emetick, he vomited freely and seemed
much relieved, his ague left him and a
profuse perspiration ensued. Yesterday morning
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he awoke much better with but little fever
the Dr called again in the morning but thought
the little boy did not require much medicine,
he is quite well again to day. I received your
letter this afternoon. I think you are right in
not going to Syracuse. I glad the people in
Auburn are getting reconciled. I wish very
much to see what Hallett
Birth: 1797-12-02 Death: 1861-09-30
says, he has be-
haved so ill that I do not think his approbation
of much consequence and although it may
satisfy some of the ultra antimasons may have
a contrary effect upon the whigs those I mean
he who have not favoured antimasonry. I may
be wrong and am certainly the last person to
quarrel with a man for expressing a favour-
able opinion of you if it is done in sincerity.
Manchester
Birth: 1758-08-15 Death: 1846-03-14
was here yesterday and talked as
usual of “his Excellency,” says your friends
will all do their duty and anticipates success.
Lazette is very unwilling to have me leave her
as soon as Wednesday we are engaged out
to tea ^Monday &^ Teusday and Wednesday she wished
to have some company at home. I had about
concluded to remain until Friday (provided
Clary
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
still keeps Sarah with her) when your
letter came. I suppose your friends will
be there from the Convention on Thursday
so I will come in the stage Wednesday
afternoon. The little boys
x Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 
think they would
like to live here if you and Clary and
Grandma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
and Grandpa
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
would come too.
The piano was not materially injured two of
the chords jar a little. Debby
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and George
Birth: 1805-10-07 Death: 1844-02-05

were here last evening they return to day.
Lazette sends love and the boys kisses. Your own
Frances.
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On reading over your letter a second time I think you
may expect your friends on their way to the convention
I am sorry I did not conclude to take the
stage this morning if you think best dearest
you can send for me early tomorrow and I will
be at home before night. Wont you ask Clary
to be sure and send that loaf of sugar by
the stage tomorrow Lazette is very much in
want of it.
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William H. Seward
Auburn.
Aurora NY
Sept 22
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A Seward
Sept 21, 1834