Letter from Helen Lispenard Webb to Frances Miller Seward, May 12, 1840

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Letter from Helen Lispenard Webb to Frances Miller Seward, May 12, 1840
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-05-12

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Letter from Helen Lispenard Webb to Frances Miller Seward, May 12, 1840

action: sent

sender: Helen Webb
Birth:   Death: 1848-07-01

location: Spring Lawn, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: msr 

revision: crb 2017-06-14

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Spring Lawn
May 12th 1840
I should be most happy my dear Mrs Seward to avail
myself of your kind invitation to visit you, but fear that it
will not be in my power to do so at present-you, who are so
devoted a wife and Mother will easily find an apology I am
sure, in your own numerous ^cares^ for one who is as domestic as I
am-Be assured however, that it is not from want of inclination
that I decline-indeed I am very anxious to meet you, and
trust that the time is not far distant when we will be enabled
to renew a friendship so much desired on my part. If similari-
ty of taste and pursuits tends to form the bond of friendship, I
think ours will be a lasting one, more especially as we have both,
I feel well assured “chosen that good part that will never be
taken from us-“
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Editorial Note

Luke 10:42, King James Bible “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall never be taken from her.”

Cannot you make it convenient to spend some
time with us
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
this summer? It will certainly be of great service
to your health, and afford us much pleasure-we have plenty
of room to accommodate your little family
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
, as the governor
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
well
knows. Say to him if you please that I hope he will use his influ-
ence to induce you to come. Pray make my best respects to him
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and believe me to be, my dear Mrs Seward,
Sincerely yours
Helen L. Webb
Page 3

Mrs W. H. Seward
Albany. N.Y.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Mrs Helen Webb May
1840