Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July, 1849
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, July, 1849

action: sent

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

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: keh 

revision: crb 2016-05-25

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Friday morning
My dear Henry,
Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
was not so
well yesterday as the day
previous – he had a sinking
turn about noon owing
I think to an unfavourable
change in the weather –
he then enquired if we
thought he would live
through the night and
said he hoped he might
live until you came back –
towards night he was better
again and has had as
comfortable a night as
usual. I have now
been here a week
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and do not think in that
time that there has been
any material change.
The Dr
Unknown
says there is none.
He calculates upon your
coming home Monday –
but you must do what
you think best. It is I
think impossible for any-
one to tell how long
his life may be prolonged.
I should not have been
at all surprised had
he breathed his last
yesterday. I do not
think he will ever be
materially better than
he is now and believe
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you ought to be with
him – as much as you
can. I shall go home
Monday or Teusday if
there is no unfavorable
change. I have your
letter from N. York – An-
swering F Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
persisted
in going to N. Y – Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

told him not to do so.
I think it probable he missed
her altogether until she
reached Schenectady – she
went up in the New World.
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
continues as well as
when you left – she wants
to go home. Pray come
back as soon as you can I
fear to have you in those
cities when the pestilence
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prevails. May God preserve
you. your own
Frances
Fanny sends a kiss.
Unknown
F. A Seward.