Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward and Frances Miller Seward, February 11, 1837

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward and Frances Miller Seward, February 11, 1837
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-02-11

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward and Frances Miller Seward, February 11, 1837

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sender: Mary Seward
Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: lmd 

revision: crb 2015-02-11

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Florida Feb 11th 1837
My Dear Henry & Frances
O How Sincerely I do Sympathise with you
in the loss of your Dear little babe so soon Snath from the embrace
of the tender Parents. Already it had engaged a warm place in my
Heart although I had never Seen it — But we must not mourn
as those that have no Hope it has gone to him that Said Suffer
little Children to Come unto me & forbid them not for of Such
is the Kingdom of Heaven it is not a Small matter to look
Beyond the grave & view our Dear relatives Shining in Glory
I can look with an eye of Faith & Behold your Dear
Granma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03
and that Sweet infant Hymning the Praises
of God & the Lamb never more to feel Sorrow nor pain
O My Dear F & Henry what a Consolation when we have
Done with this Dissapointing world we have a Hous not made
with Hands to go to all them that Love the Saviour
I hope a kind Providence will Spare your other Two
Children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
& yourselve to be with them to guide them through
thier youthfull life & guide them in the path of virtue
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look to him that Careith for us our feeble
endeavours without his aid & protection would prove inafectual
O that the Spirit of all truth may Direct our Course
Through this wilderness world & Bring us safe to the man-
sions of Bliss their to rejoice in God our Saviour
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My Midnight meditation is always turned to my Children
x Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07  Birth: 1805-10-29  Death: 1839-01-04  Birth: 1799-07-02  Death: 1872-04-25  Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24 

that they may be Burning & Shining lights in the world
& be made meet for the Kingdom of Glory. O the sleepless
nights I spend in earnest Supplication for them that
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may have on the wedding Garment ready to mett
the Bridegroome at his Coming ––––––––––––––
D F I want to see you very much I want to talk
with you on the subject of the Love of the Savior
never did he apear so precious to me as of late I never
had so Clear discoverys of his Love as within a few months
what more could he do than he has done
Sufferd & Died to Redeem us & yet stands pleading
with us to be reconciled to him — O let us be in
Earnest about our Salvation — let us Strive to
enter in at the gate & all that is near & Dear
to us to go with us
O that the Lord may Sanctify all his Dealings
with us & prepare us for his Holy Presence —
I would fill my paper but I expect the Mail every
moment
Write soon tell all about the family
Love to the little boys
& actcept My Love yourselve