Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 9, 1848

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 9, 1848
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-11-09

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, November 9, 1848

action: sent

sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Unknown
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revision: obm 2016-05-12

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Florida Nov 9th 1848
My Dear Sister
Were it possible
for human sympathy to allivi-
ate the heavy affliction which
we are sometimes called upon to
bear, mine would be relieved
but however short the sympathy
and Kindness of friends falls of
that measures of consolation
which a bereaved heart must
require yet it is great value,
The tokens of Kindness & regard
which I have received has cbeen
a constant stream of consolation
but I hope that it is not in
these that I look for that con-
solation which I need, nor do
I either desire (as I trust) that
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so much of consolation as that
the loss may be sanctified to
all, that I and all may learn
those great lessons which such
a bereavement so fully teaches
It is not for my departed
wife
Birth: 1812-09-30 Death: 1848-10-18
, whose value I have been
for months learning- , that I
mourn, I would not I think
recall her, from the presence
of her Savior, from the society
which I trust she now enjoys
but I mourn for myself, and
for my children, now bereft of
their mother
You intimate
Inmost; inward • Near; close • Close in friendship or acquaintance • One to whom the thoughts of another are shared without reserve • To share together • To hint; to suggest obscurely; to give slight notice of •
a wish to
come to Florida, if it is at too
great inconvenience and sacrifice
I hope you will, If I knew
that Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
could not come
down I would go up to Au-
burn
, but I hope you will
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both visit Florida, there
are many things that I
wish to talk about which
I can not talkwrite about
Receive my thanks for
your kind letter and for your sympathy
Yours Affectionality
G W Seward
Forgive this miserable letter
I have returned from Jersey
where I have been on a visit
with my children
x Birth: 1833-06-08  Death: 1891-06-12  Birth: 1844-11-20  Death: 1917-01-31  Birth: 1840-11-08  Death: 1910-11-28  Birth: 1838-04-16  Death: 1916-02-22  Birth: 1835-01-09  Death: 1926 

We are keeping house yet, I shall
have another girl in a few days and
shall probably continue so untill
spring, Sarah feels her loss very much
yet apply herself to the care and
comfort of her brother
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Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
George W. Seward
Nov. 9, 1848