Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 12, 1841

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 12, 1841
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1841-09-12

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, September 12, 1841

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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: nwh 

revision: tap 2017-11-21

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Sunday afternoon Sep 12th
My dear Henry
I found your letter on my table when I
returned from Church this morning — I am almost as
lonely as you to day — Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
and Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

went to Canandaigua yesterday — Clara is to go to
Rushville to see her Sister
Unknown
— she will probably return
tomorrow or next day — Fred is to make a visit
at his Aunty's
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
when she is to come home with him
Poor Brown
Unknown
died the day after you left — I attended
her funeral on Friday — How many eulogies and
panegyriks would have been written and spoken
had a woman in the higher walks of life died
possessed of but a tithe of poor Brown’s virtues
She has sacrificed her life to maintain the helpless
child
Unknown
left to her care by a dying sister
Unknown
enduring
patiently poverty disease and death only desiring to
be relieved from the apprehension of seeing her charge the
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inmate of an almshouse — Poor Rhoda
Unknown
will never know the
value of the friend she has lost until the “lot of women”
is upon her and she in her turn is called upon to
practice self denial to weep and pray for the welfare
of those she loves — Jane
Unknown
came home Thursday
afternoon and relieved me in the care of Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

his eyes are not quite well yet I think there
is still something of the erysipelas remaining in
his system — he feels lost without Fred and enquires
many times during the day "where Freddy gone"?
I received a letter from Augustus Seward
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
yesterday
saying he intended removing the remains of his mother
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28

to Florida some time in October and should you
think proper he would be gratified to have Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

join him somewhere on his way to that place —
Augustus is to go next week to Cincinnati
I am preparing our Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
to leave home but not
with any lightness of heart — A separation of this kind
though it may fail to benefit him as much as you
seem to anticipate will not fail to estrange him