Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 1, 1841

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 1, 1841
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1841-02-01

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 1, 1841

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sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Goshen, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: obm 

revision: tap 2017-10-23

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Editorial Note

Originally a letter from Frances Tuthill Grier to Frances Miller Seward on February 1, 1841 was included within this file.
Goshen Feby –1st 1841
My Dear Frances
I have felt it as a kind of
duty which I owed to you & Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
to ad-
vise you as to Fathers
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
& Mothers
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
health &
some other matters.
Fathers health on the whole is not as
good as it was last winter he has not
been out of the house for the last two
months, coughs very much through the
nights and more or less through the day
these spells are at times very severe so
much so that without the closest atten-
tion to give him some tea or drops I
it would to relieve him it would go
severe with him, indeed we become alarmed
sometimes – I think his strength fails
but it is hardly perceptible.
I have a letter from him to your
Father
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which I shall put in the office
Mothers health is better than it has
been for some time – her lame hand
troubles her c Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
is now quite
well, has been afflicted with boils
she is a lively pert little girl – and we
think much of her Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
is spending
the winter with her Grand Parents
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at
Mendham
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We are beginning to expect the Young
People
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on from the city, we hope that
Jennings has made a good selection and there
those who are to be the most affected by
it will be gratified, Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
speaks
in high term of this Young Mother
as he is pleased to term her – I shall
a suit with him for neglecting
so many Whig ladies – it is quite a slight
and I fear when he comes before the
people they will remember it – –
Tempe
Birth: 1812-09-30 Death: 1848-10-18
is spending the day at Cousin
Marys
Birth: 1794-08-30 Death: 1858-12-31
– she mourns the lost of her aflicted
son
Birth: 1827-04-19 Death: 1840-12-19
, but her consolation is that he is now
beyond disease and sorrow in the arms
of a most compassionate Saviour –
Remember me kindly to your
children
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–– Yours Affectionately
GW Seward
You will excuse this cursive I write
in a hurry—