Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 10, 1849

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 10, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-08-10

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Letter from George Washington Seward to Frances Miller Seward, August 10, 1849

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
Unknown

transcription: bms 

revision: crb 2015-05-16

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Friday morn
August 10th 1849
My Dear Sister,
Since you left
Florida untill Tuesday
Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
remains very much
in the same situation, he ap-
peared to be without any dis-
ease except now old age
but at that time his coughs
increased and respiration
appeared to be difficult, he
would draw from ½ to a dozen
breath very loud and then re–
main about the same length
of time without apparently
breathing at all, he says his
feet are growing more and more
numb; and though he has them
washed with spirits very fre–
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quently yet they do not recover
he has been very quiet and
easily to get along with untill
within two or three days.
Yesterday morning he became
quiet wild and flighty and contenti–
uous so to this time, he is not
as well as he was for a week
after you left.
Sarah’s
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
face is getting
much better but she looks
a more than perfect fright
yet, the poor girl will have
occasion to remember
Gen Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09Certainty: Possible
past day
she went down into the
swamp gathering grapes
with her brothers
x 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 
all of whom
have had their part of the
game.
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Mrs. Major Wheeler
Birth: 1795 Death: 1873-02-28
with her
sister Mrs Hales
Unknown
, called
a few days since to see you
and expressed their disa–
pointment that you had left.
Augustus Canfield
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25
has been
up again and brought with
him a young South Carolinian
Unknown

I have observed letters passing
between this youngster and
Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28

Augustus Seward
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
is now at
Mr. Finn’s
Birth: 1785-05-01 Death: 1864-08-15
suffering from a so-
bering attack of cholic, he
was some better last evening
Johnny talks about riding with
Fanny in the wagon.
Yours Affectionate
Brother George
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
George Seward
Aug 10
1849