Letter from Mary Seward Jayne to Frances Miller Seward, March 4, 1846

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Letter from Mary Seward Jayne to Frances Miller Seward, March 4, 1846
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1846-03-04

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Letter from Mary Seward Jayne to Frances Miller Seward, March 4, 1846

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sender: Mary Jayne
Birth: 1828  Death: 1905

location: Summerville, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: msf 

revision: tap 2018-10-26

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Summerville, March. 4/46.
My dearest Aunt,
A week has now elapsed since my arrival
home. We were detained on the road by the heavy fall
of snow, most of the day, on Friday, and through the
night, also. It was half-past eleven Sunday evening; and
we were on the road, in an open sleigh, during the
day, and you may readily conceive, how nearly
frozen, we were, when we reached home. I found
Mother
Birth: 1805-07-15 Death: 1848-05-14
, and the children
x Birth: 1845-08-22  Death: 1925-10-01  Birth: 1844-01-19  Death: 1894-03-04  Birth: 1842  Death: 1908  Birth: 1836-02-16  Death: 1910-02-06  Birth: 1833  Death: 1892 
, not very well, nor very
unwell ill but recovering from the effects of this Influenza,
which is very prevalent, in this section of the country.
I have seen very little of Frances & Edwin since
I have been home: as they are absent, from home
most of the time. They are very much pleased
with their schools and when they are home, their
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, and their minds are occupied with the thought
of writing composition. My turn comes next and I very
much fear I shall not get anything, sufficiently good
for the Seward Institute. They are to be examined
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the last of this week and they were home on Saturday
and had a great deal of trouble, lest they should
not succeed well. Fred, is a fine little fellow, and is
trying to get up by the chair: he sits alone a great
deal. He is only six months old and is the smartest
little boy of his age, I ever saw.
Pa
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
has gone to Mendham, NJ, and he told me
perhaps he would bring Cousin Cornelia
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
, home
with him, and tomorrow evening, I shall expect
them. I suppose there is a letter, at Auburn, from
her, as she has written to me: also one from Ma
as she says, she wrote, to me, the week before I
came home. I beg you will excuse my de-
lay in writing to you: but I have been un-
able to write having been laid up, with
a lame hand: and I can now do nothing
but write, and have been trying to paint
some, but did not succeed very well. I shall
write a letter to Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, this afternoon; and his
little books, I promised to write for him, I am
fearful, will, not be there as punctual
as they were promised. My love to all and
do kiss little Sister Fan
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
for me. I miss her
very much. We are all well as usual.
Mother sends love to all. Remember me to Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

and Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
. Write, as soon as convenient.
I remain yours affectionately
Mary A Seward

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Mary March 7
1846