Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 1, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 1, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-03-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 1, 1837

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: ekk 2015-01-01

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Auburn Mach 1st 1837
My dearest Henry
Henry Smith
 Death: 1850-08-12Certainty: Probable
called this morning to
say that he sets out for Chautauque tomorrow. The
weakness of my eyes will prevent my writing you a
long letter. I am afraid sometimes that I must
give up teaching the little boys my eyes get so
much worse - but I do not like to think of it
it will leave me without occupation. Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has a
bad cold but is better than he has been. Laura
Unknown

went home yesterday for a visit. Mrs Benedict
Unknown
is
here sewing for a few days. I send by Henry the
last Magazines I have read none of them - indeed
I have read nothing since you left. I received
a letter from you Monday - you have been absent four
weeks yesterday do you begin to think of coming home.
It seems childish to urge you to do that which I
know you would do so willingly but sometimes the
days drag heavily along - you are very kind to write
so often - yours affectionately — I wrote the last
two words without knowing what I did - the little boys
were asking me questions about their lessons — Thursday
morning — Freddy has been so unwell through the latter
part of the night that I have slept but little he
coughs hoarsely is feverish and complains of pain in
his breast. I thought I would send for the Dr as soon
as day light came but he seems easier now. I think
however I will call the Dr after breakfast - he ran about
house all day yesterday and appeared better - you must not
be alarmed about him now I do not think him seriously
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ill. I will write again the moment I think him getting
worse - so that unless you receive another letter the day
after this you need be under no apprehension. If upon
enquiry I find that Henry Smith is to make any stops
on his way I will send this by mail - he is to call
again this morning. Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
' books do not come yet.
I hear nothing from Mrs Cary
Birth: 1787-08-11 Death: 1863-06-22
- your own Frances —
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
FA. Seward
March 1. 2d
1837