Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda McClallen Miller, October 4, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda McClallen Miller, October 4, 1840
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-10-04

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda McClallen Miller, October 4, 1840

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: lxw 

revision: lxw 2015-11-10

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Sunday Oct 4th
My dear Clara,
I recieved your letter by Mr Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22

Friday evening just at a time when Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was very
sick. I went that morning to Lansingburgh to see
Mrs Blatchford
Birth: 1798-07-24 Death: 1857-12-23
Sam’s
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
mother and did not return
until four oclock –the people here while I was
absent amused themselves by feeding Willie a
variety of improper sorts of food which by the
time I came home made him exceedingly ill
he vomited two hours with only short intervals
I became alarmed and sent for Dr Williams
Birth: 1812-05-12 Death: 1882
– however
his vomiting ceased when his stomach was relieved
so I gave him no medicine – he is now quite well
again. I find Mary rather a poor dependence
for a nurse she is more heedless than Maria
I suppose I can live until November and
hope dear Willie Will though I think his
life in some danger.
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I wish I could have been with you at the time you
had so much company. I have had a house full
ever since I came back. Mr and Mrs Seward
x Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11  Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24 

left us Wednesday morning, just as we were
all in a hurry preparing breakfast for 30 or 40
gentleman who came on from New York with
Mr Rives
Birth: 1793-05-04 Death: 1868-04-25
. I was very sorry they selected so
unreasonable a time as I could hardly say
good bye to ma The gentlemen all came
to breakfast at 8 oclock, everything went off
well – Saturday Mr and Mrs Webb
x Birth:   Death: 1848-07-01  Birth: 1802-02-02  Death: 1884-06-07 
came
and have been with us until this time
it is now Monday. Tomorrow I am to
accompany them home to stay a week or
ten days – you know how much I would
prefer to come home with Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
but it will
not answer – this visit has been promised
so long and must be made some time. I
do not give up coming home in November.
Henry will leave here for Auburn & Chautauque
one day this week. I cannot tell precisely when
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I do not have any time to think or to make
my calculation about anything. Beside Mr &
Mrs Webb I have had today a lady and
two gentlemen from Troy to dinner and tea
I steal this time to write while they are
out walking. You have seen Debby
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by
this time and heard all about the christening
at Mrs Horners
Birth: 1776 Death: 1864-10-17
. I have had one letter
from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
– am glad she was able to stay so long–
I hoped to have a letter from dear Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

before I went away if any comes it will
be sent to me. Spring Lawn is on Long
Island
12 miles from New York – we take
the evening boat tomorrow. I wish I had
taken Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
for a nurse but it is too late now
to alter my arrangement. Do write as often as
you can your letters and Lazette’s are a great
comfort to me. Kiss Gus for me and tell him
to be careful of that gun. When does
My company have returned so good bye
yours affectionately
Frances –
Fred
Birth: 1845-08-22 Death: 1925-10-01
sends love to all –
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
PAID
Canandai[ g ]
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Mrs Sewa Augustus H. Seward
Mrs Alvah Alvah Auburn
W.H.S Paid –
ALBANY N.Y.
OCT 5
PAID
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