Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 29, 1839

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 29, 1839
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Date:1839-09-29

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 29, 1839

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: Albany, NY

transcription: rag 

revision: ekk 2015-06-16

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Auburn Sep 29th 1839
My dearest Henry,
I have been wishing to
write you a few lines ever since Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24

was here but have been prevented. I am
afraid something may be said in my
name about Cornelias
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
children which
you may interpret unkindly. Jennings
seems to have you down with the determin–
ation to send the children both back to
their father. I have expressed no wish of the
kind either to him or any other person. I am
quite willing to do what you may think
proper. as I know nothing ^so little^ that has passed
between you and the Dr
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
on the subject I
am hardly able to judge of the propriety
or impropriety of his conduct. I hope I shall
see you before any new arrangement is made[ . ]
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I have written with Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
in my arms
he has been quite sick the last three days
It is I suppose the effect of the vaccination
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which was repeated last Saturday a week and
took immediate effect. Jennings has probably
informed you either by letter or personally
that I purpose coming to Albany with
McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
some tr time this week.
Peter Miller
Birth: 1802-11-26 Death: 1851-09-17
was here yesterday packing
furniture - we had a fatiguing day.
Tomorrow I hope this will be finished
and Tuesday Peter will go with
the th goods on the canal to Albany
he is very efficient I think will be
very useful to me this winter. Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
will remain a few days
after I leave. I purpose now to
set out Wednesday afternoon and spend
the night at Utica - but must be
determined by by the state of Willie's
health and the suitableness of the
weather. I have been looking all the
week for a line from you to approve
or disapprove my arrangement - it does
not come - adieu - your own Frances -
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William H. Seward
Albany
Auburn N.Y.
Sep 29
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Mr W. H. Seward
Auburn
Sept 29, 1849