Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 5, 1843

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 5, 1843
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-07-05

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July 5, 1843

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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: Utica, NY

transcription: tap 

revision: crb 2018-03-06

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Wednesday afternoon –
My dear Henry,
Your Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
has continued ill
since you left – until this morning I have
too sick myself to go and see him – I found
with a high fever, exceedingly feeble – but perf[ ectly ]
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sensible – he wished me to inform you how ill he
though he told me he did not wish you to leave your
business to come home – two days ago he was mor[ e ]
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alarmed about himself and wished you sent for
He will have no physician – is constantly support[ ed ]
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by stimulus – This afternoon Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
has just
down to urge me to write – she thinks his sym[ ptoms ]
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very unfavourable – says he appears stupid and
has ceased to cough & expectorate as usual
is considered an evidence of the termination of his
disease – I would prefer to detain this letter until
Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
comes in but it will be too late for the mai[ l ]
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I will write again next mail – Your own Frances
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William H. Seward
Utica
AUBURN N.Y.
JUL 5
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A. Seward
July 5, 1843.