Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 11, 1839

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 11, 1839
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-01-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 11, 1839

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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: Albany, NY

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revision: ekk 2015-06-16

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Auburn Jan 11th 1839
My dearest Henry
The sad intelligence that our
dear sister
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
was no more reached me through
the Journal before your letter to Mr Lucas
Birth: 1799 Death: 1839-08-25

arrived - it is a severe blow to many a fond
heart but will fall most heavily upon
your mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
- God alone can and will
support her. Your letter to me came
this morning. I think it would be well
to write, generally, to the Dr
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
expressing our
earnest desire to assist him in the care
of his little family. Your Mother ought
to be consulted before any definite plan
is fixed upon. I shall most cheerfully acquiesce
in any other arrangement your kindness
may suggest. The shadows darken upon
our path dear Henry - my heart is with
you in your sorrow. I trust you will seek
consolation where alone it can be found[ . ]
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May God bless and comfort you. your own
Frances –
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William H. Seward
Albany
Auburn N.Y.
Jan 11
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Mrs W. H. Seward
Jan 11 '39