Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 2, 1839

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 2, 1839
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-10-02

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 2, 1839

action: sent

sender: Benjamin Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24

location:
Unknown

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: cef 

revision: ekk 2016-01-28

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My dear Sister
My plan was to procure
a letter from my father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
& the assumption
of the responsibility of sending the children
x Birth: 1827  Death: 1829 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1834-07-25  Death: 1922-02-28 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1829-12-04  Death: 1867-10-25 Certainty: Probable

home by some careful female, but
he utterly refused. My next desire was
to put the children to board in the
village, to this mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
objected at the
moment. My determination to have
no hand in imposing the burthen
Burden •
&
care of those children on a feeble
sister, remains unshaken. My plan
now is to send them back with
a letter from Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
- saying
nothing more than this that she
does not feel at liberty to carry
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them to you, and this will be
done unless you or Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
write
to Florida to prevent it, if you
wish, differently write & whatever
you desire shall be done
Your affectionate Brother
B.J.S.
2 Oct
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Jennings Oct 2
1839