Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 26, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 26, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-03-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 26, 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: mhr 

revision: ekk 2015-06-04

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Sunday afternoon -
My dearest Henry,
I yesterday received your Sunday
letter six days after date – my head aches so violently
that I can only write a few lines. Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has been
very sick with the measels but is now out of
danger unless she should take cold – she sits up
some – she has recovered much more rapidly
than we had any reason to anticipate. I sent for
Mrs Dean
Unknown
and Mrs Benedict
Birth: 1791 Death: 1869-12-30
but could get nothing
of them – Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is still feeble but playing about
as usual – making great calculations on keeping
Easter tomorrow – he has just dismissed his
church. Hyde
Birth: 1808-09-15 Death: 1837-03-23
(formerly with Hills
Birth: 1787-10-31 Death: 1873-09-18
) was buried
yesterday – an inflammation of the brain – it
is thought the depression of his spirits occasioned
by his embarrassed circumstances hastened his
death. You will perceive that I read and
copied one stanza of the pretty poetry you sent
me. It struck me as being particularly beautiful
and expressive. I was happy to have your letter
coincide with mine. I very much doubt whether
Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
consents to leave Cincinnati for Westfield – however
you promise to come home in three weeks and I think
I shall not allow you to leave me at home again alone.
I will write again soon your own Frances.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F. A. Seward
March 1837