Letter from Julia Ann Van Brunt to Frances Miller Seward, April 3, 1843

  • Posted on: 27 July 2016
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from Julia Ann Van Brunt to Frances Miller Seward, April 3, 1843
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:atb

student editor

Transcriber:spp:sss

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-04-03

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from Julia Ann Van Brunt to Frances Miller Seward, April 3, 1843

action: sent

sender: Julia Van Brunt
Birth: 1811  Death: 1847-07-24

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: atb 

revision: ekk 2016-02-09

<>
Page 1

Florida. April 3, 1843
My Dear Mrs Seward
I take my pen to answer the kind letter your mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11

received from you and beg to be excused for not
writing before, we are very sorry to hear of Dear little
Willies
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
Eyes being inflamed yet we were in hope they
were well, we heard that Mr Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
was in New-
york
, and we looked very anxiously for him and thought-
he certainly would come but we had to give it up-
we would have been very happy had he visited us-
we have had the coldest and most tedious winter
that I Ever knew. Tho our family have generally been
as well as usual. Except your mother is feeble and has
lost a good deal of flesh. she cant bear the least exposure
but she gets a chill and then a fever, her hip has been--
entirely well. cince she was at your house at at Albany
but the fever breakes it out again. Fathers
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
health has been
quite good for him he has been out a good deal this
winter untill Lately he complains of a pain in his
side, and feels weak and feeble, I fear the coming Spring
when the weather comes warm, they will not be able to
bear it, we have a good deal of work, on hand to do
that is repairing the house making new fences &--
that will make it tedious for them both--
Washington
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
has moved on a farm they are all well--

[left Margin]
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Julia Ann April
1843

Page 2

Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
lives in the house where Washington did
he keeps a select School[ . ]
x

Supplied

Reason: 
Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
and Mary Seward
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905
both
go to it, Mary is with us, Mrs Jennings
Birth: 1815 Death: 1879-08-29
that is uncle
Benjamins Widow is ^living^ with us also our work hands make
our family pretty large the weather keeps so cold that
they cannot get along very fast with the out of door
work, but we are in hope that they will get done--
Early in the , season, so that we may look for a
visit from you. Ma has been to goshen and made a--
vist Mrs. Evans
Birth: 1794-08-30 Death: 1858-12-31
has been to New york to Dr Delafield
Unknown

and got her Eye cured Entirely, we hope you may find
some good oculist who can cure Willies Eyes--
You must feel very much relieved to be at your
quiet home at Auburn. in stead of the public--
house At Albany, is Mrs McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
keeping--
house by her self-- how is Mrs Wordens
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
health
--- Dr Canfield
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
writes he is a going to keeping
house this spring and take his boys home with
him. do write to us again I will try to answer
it as well as I can. Your father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
and Mother both
sent their Love to yourself and Mr Seward and the
children, remember me to Aunt Clara-if you please
PS, Locke
Birth: 1805-07-15 Death: 1848-05-14
has another Son
Birth: 1842 Death: 1908
, they are all well -
Your Affectionate Friend-
Julian A. VanBurnt