Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1840
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-09-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 15, 1840

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: csh 

revision: tap 2017-06-29

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Sunday night - 15th
My dear Henry,
It is a long time since I have written
to you, until Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
wrote me you were about
to leave for New York I was expecting you home
every day – now I am entirely at a loss to
know when to look for you – Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

and Frankenstein
Birth: 1817-12-19 Death: 1881-04-16
came a few hours after the
letter which announced their arrival – Mr
Birth: 1786-08-11 Death: 1869-06-20
and
Mrs Cary
Birth: 1787-08-11 Death: 1863-06-22
Mrs Sibley
Birth: 1802-01-29 Death: 1877-05-21
and her daughter
Birth: 1828-10-20 Death: 1856-10-19
had
just left us having all spent the Sabbath
here – I was very glad to see Aunty Cary
but was unable to persuade her to stay longer
than one day. All the world seem
to be going to the Syracuse convention – Pa
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Either ExM or SSS.

went over this afternoon in company with
Mr Strong
Birth: 1802-11-07 Death: 1873-05-14Certainty: Possible
of Geneva and Gary Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02

I am sorry Franknstein will not be persuaded
to stay with us longer than tomorrow
he seems depressed and unhappy but
is too reserved to tell the cause –
Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
wishes to go to Syracuse tomorrow
I believe I shall let him go – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
would
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like very much to go also – Serene
Birth: 1802
is with
her mother
 Death: 1848-03-10
Walter
Birth: 1818-12-21 Death: 1880-11-01
has been performing
a surgicial operation whereby he has taken
from her knee the needle which you must
recollect she ran into it 15 years ago –
I have a new nurse for Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
to day
which makes him very unhappy – his
aversion to strangers is as singular as
it is unfortunate – it renders him exceedingly
uncomfortable – he has recoverd from his
illness – was very sick for eight or ten days
his mouth was so sore that he could take no
food – as all my remedies failed I sent for
Dr. Pitney
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20
who lanced his gums and administered
calomel – I divided and subdivided the portions
until I reduced them to a homoepathy size
he was relived by the prescription –
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
will remain this week – she is much
disappointed that you do ^not^ come home while she
is here – I would like to consult with you
about her health – Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
seems inclined
to go to the legislature this winter should
he do so I think he cannot object to her
going south – she has relinquished the idea
of going to Texas – thinks some of accompanying
Mrs Mott
Birth: 1793-01-03 Death: 1880-11-11Certainty: Possible
to the southern part of Ohio
I met Cheadell
Birth: 1806-04-24 Death: 1875-06-19
to day "We shall have a
larger convention at Syracuse tomorrow" said he
how strange it seemed –
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Please send me some money or a check
I have been destitute of any since my
return from Canandaigua – My teeth
continue to afflict me – otherwise I am very
well - All send love –
Frances
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William H. Seward
Albany
Mr. Frankenstein
Unknown
Mrs. W.H. Seward
Sept 15th: 1840