Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, December 5, 1844

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, December 5, 1844
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1844-12-05

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, December 5, 1844

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sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Florida, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: bpt 

revision: crb 2018-07-10

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Florida Thursday 5 8 Oclock
My dear Son
Your beloved Mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
still
has the breath of life in her but since
9 Oclock this morning we have had our
Kind neighbors constantly with us
supposing every hour would be the last
The diarrea still continues and she voids
much blood – Her raising has almost
entirely stopped and she refuses all
kind, of drink and nourishment
Except [ Paregarick ]
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Alternate Text: Paregoric
which alone keeps
the breath of life in her – Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
is
is almost blind and can scarcely
walk. Oh my Child this is truly a
trying time I am scarcely able to
walk about the house with out
with out help and constantly lament
that I cann[ ot ]
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ave you with us
in those trying scences – By a Kind
providence we are however blest
with Kind neighbors –
This will be closed and forward-
ed which will probably announce
to you the solemn news by the
morning Mail
Friday morning 8 Oclock
Your beloved mother still lives – Her
Diarrea continues and is the source of
great pain and affliction it’s a week
this day since she eat any she is so
faint she cannot get out of bed still
she retains her mind wonderful and
is very interesting – Your Afflicted Father
Samuel S Seward
W H Seward Esq
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The Hon William H Seward
Auburn
Cayuga Co
Please Forward this SSS
GOSHEN N.Y.
DEC 7
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Samuel S Seward
Dec. 5th 1844.