Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, October 17, 1836

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, October 17, 1836
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1836-10-17

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, October 17, 1836

action: sent

sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: mah 

revision: crb 2015-10-14

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Florida 17th Oct 1836
My dear Wm Henry
Never since the Georgia exurtion
have I felt as anxious to see you, and still it
seems difficult for me to say why it is
so, perhaps owing to the great change of your
business & removal or to the disappointment
in not visiting you or You us. Or finding
as faculties for business recede more necessity
for your counsel. Or perhaps altogether
at any rate I am anxious to see you and
have been constantly looking out there
three or four weeks past, and even now
when writing it seems unnecessary as I
think you must be on the way. But in
the event of this reaching you before you
start you must consider it rather a
pressing invitation for you whenever
your business will admit
Since the relief of our dear Francis
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
&
the universal joy of a Daughter
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
born
under auspicious circumstances, we
have not heard a lisp from you or the
family except that Bridgett Flinn
Unknown
called
and informed in. “She was in Auburn
intended calling at Judge Millers
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
but
Henry was away at the Holland Purches
and she concluded not to go in”
Page 2

The present situation of Frances health
the [ groth ]
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Alternate Text: growth
and activity of our [ G.D. ]
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Alternate Text: grand daughter
The well
fair of all the family. The situation
and present prosspects of your agency
are all important points about which
we are extremely anxious to be informed
In one particular you mentioned to us
we are of opinion you will change
your missed viz that your family will
remaine at Auburn. You will find
the privation of old friends & associates
quite great enough with out your own
family being about also
Expecting you here in a few days
I deem it unnecessary to give you a
detailed acct of the pasing events at home
My health has not not materially changed
except from the want of appetite and
general debility I have become empha-
tically a walking Skeliton. I have no
strength no flesh no [ mussel ]
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Alternate Text: muscle
and the least
bone & sinew you ever see walk about
I was about two week past thrown from
my carriage at Summerville by a
sudden start of the horse. Was so much
injured in my [ let ]
x

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Alternate Text: left
side about the heart
that I have suffered much pain &
confinement but am getting better
From the circumstance it is fortunate I
was [ held ]
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Alternate Text: healed

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Your beloved Mama
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
enjoys Tolerable
health except when from wet or exposure
her face from the effects of [ Medcine ]
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Alternate Text: Medicine
when
sick is still troublesome. Mrs Cummin
Unknown

who is much of a lady adds very
importintly to her society
There has been a time of great anxiety
in the Methodist Epispical Church in
in and about this place[ . ]
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Reason: 
EPS
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
has
turned his attention very much to this
subject. His manner and diportment
are of the first order and oh that it
may continue! GWS
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
is I believe doing
a safe business. But not as plea[ santly ]
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Reason: hole

situated as to his partner in b[ usiness ]
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Reason: hole

as he so ought be. The rest of the family
you hear from perhaps oftener than I do
Our crops are very short ordinary
article of farmers productions are very
high.
I pray you to write immediately
on the receipt of this and let us know
particulars. And with the most
feeling remembrances to all
Am most truly and affectionately
Yours
Saml S. Seward
WH Seward Esq.
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Florida Oct 17
William H. Seward Esq
Westfield
Chatauqua Co
New York
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S.S.Seward
Oct 17.1836.