Letter from Eliza Andrews to Frances Miller Seward, June 21, 1835

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Letter from Eliza Andrews to Frances Miller Seward, June 21, 1835
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1835-06-21

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Letter from Eliza Andrews to Frances Miller Seward, June 21, 1835

action: sent

sender: Eliza Andrews
Birth:   Death: 

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Baltimore, MD

transcription: srr 

revision: tap 2017-06-21

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Auburn, June 21st 1835.
Dear Friend. We where all very glad to hear from you last night
as we had been expecting a letter some days, I say we because I include
my self as one interested in your health as much as most of your relations
I am very sorry that your health is not more improved than it
is, I very much fear that your Journey will not have the desired
benefit that has so anxiously been wished for by all your friends
I have been sewing at your house four days last week,
I should have gone sooner, but I have not been very well for some
days, so that I did not leave home at all. I have made Marias
Unknown

dresses for her which she feels proud enough off. Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
thinks his
clothes will be very pretty when they are done, if I would make them
without his trying them on he is a very good boy to be left so long
without his parents so long a time, he talks about his little brother
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

a g ^r^ eat deal, yesterday he was playing wheighing with two sticks
and kept talking to himself about Freddy, he said now Freddy
you put your hand on there, and I will hold this, and then it
will wheigh wont it. I think he is as anxious to hear from you
as you are from him, last night he had your letter read to him
twice and then he sat and held it a little while, all at once he
started up and left the room. Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
sent for him to come in
soon after but he was no where about, he had had a letter
written for you some days waiting to hear from you to get
directions to send it to you, when he went out of the room he
went up stairs and got the letter, took it to the office and had it
directed by one of the young men, as Mr Beardsley
Birth: 1807-05-30 Death: 1894-01-15
was gone away
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when he came in again Clara and his Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
wanted him to send
his letter to you immediately but he appeared to be quite unwilling
to send another so soon he appeared to hesitate telling them who had
superscribed it when he did tell his Grandpa did not think he
had done justly right by takeing it to the office when Mr B—
was gone away. Grandma
Birth: 1778-10-16 Death: 1811-02-22
was quite sick yesterday morning
she was some what better at evening, she sends her love to you
Clara thinks I had better fix that mixed jacket of Augustus's for
he cannot wear it to look very well, it slips up so.
June the 11 we had a very severe hail storm here your white
washed trees look henpecked enough, it knocked off a great
deal of fruit, and broke windows at no small rate,
Charlotte Mortimer
Unknown
is to be married to morrow evening at
sister Mary's
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11Certainty: Probable
last night Mathew Rabpole
Unknown
was married to a
girl
Unknown
from Owasco, at the American the party consisted of
a priest and two witnesses, I had a letter from Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01

the next week after she left here, she was a little sick resting
in the stage, she found her Ma
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
not very well, and her sister
Maria
Birth: 1823-07-05 Death: 1896-01-26
quite sick, she was not very well her self when she
wrote, they were from Monday after noon till Thursday
evening getting home. Sarah
Birth: 1811 Death: 1874
came home yesterday from your
house I do not know what her intentions are respecting going
to Martha's
Unknown
, but I think she will go their and go to school
after the fourth of July. Your shrubs grow very well I
believe I have not noticed but one that is dead and that
is by the plumb tree I dont ken the name of it.
Our family all send their love to you. I sincerely
hope that your health will allow of you writing
to me if it is but a few lines but you have so many
other friends to write too that I am afraid I shall
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be forgotten or neglected, you must make some allow ^ance^
for William
Unknown
being home sick as I understand he is engaged
to Jane Nicolos
Unknown
the girl that feel in love with the
dyer, she lives at Mrs Leonard's
 Death: 1836-12-30Certainty: Probable
she feels as home sick
as he does I have no doubt. Remember me to Mr Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

and his little Freddy for me. And tell him I often
think of him his little drummer stands on the shelf
in his Ma’s room, Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
sends her love to you all
but none more than your affectionate.
do write to me if your health
will permit.
Eliza
I was just going to seal my letter when farther came in
And said I must tell you the thermometer was down
60 fifty eight though not very cloudy.
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Mrs William H Seward
Baltimore
State of Maryland
AUBURN N.Y.
Jun 22
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
E Andrews
June 1835