Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 16, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 16, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-03-16

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 16, 1849

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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: Unknown
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revision: tap 2018-07-27

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Friday March 16th
My dear Henry,
I will not venture
to direct another letter to
Washington
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as your letter
this morning promises that
the Senate will adjourn
on Monday – Our dear little
girl
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has been quite ill since
Monday – with an ulcerated
sore throat – She was running
about the nursery yesterday
but to day is in bed again –
The Dr
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thinks she will be
well again tomorrow if she
is any worse I will write
again then – She says she
wishes her father would
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come home – that I must tell
him she is not well enough
to las write to day –
I am quite well again myself
though my cough remains –
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
went to Geneva Teusday
and came home sick yesterday
with influenza – he is in
bed with some fever and
sore throat to day – I hope
it will prove nothing serious –
I have not heard from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

since I wrote last – We
have a bright sunshine but
no crocuses yet – Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16

says she saw two robins
this morning and Fanny
has been looking in vain
for them since – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

has recovered from the effects
of his burn – is enjoying the
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Spring day in the open air –
Do not think me extravegant
in the way of shawls if I
tell you I want another
to make my journey – I have
none quite comme il faut for
that purpose – I want a plain
woolen shawl – I will write
to Lazette about colour and
dimensions –
Saturday morning –
Fanny was so sick yesterday that
I did not send my letter –
she had a restless night but the
Dr says she is better ^this morning^ and in no
danger – her disease the scarlet
fever without rash – Should
there be any unfavourable change
I will write again tomorrow –
How much I wished you here last
night – your own
Frances