Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, August 16, 1849

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, August 16, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-08-16

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, August 16, 1849

action: sent

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

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: ekk 

revision: crb 2016-05-16

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Thursday Aug 16th
My Dear Brother
Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
had
not been I think quite as
well for the last two or three
days, he is suffering much
from a severe cough indeed
he lays on his side and
coughs & most of the time
takes largely of laudanum
but is quiet and sleeps but
little, his appetite keeps
up and his strength does
not seem to fail much
if any. the weather being
now cool and clear is more
favorable for him. The A
few days since he wanted
to discharge Dr. Townsend
Birth: 1818-07-25 Death: 1876-12-25

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and send for Dr Ostrom
Birth: 1814-07-10 Death: 1902-09-23
, I
went after Dr O and the two
consulted together and pre-
pared some medicine which
he has been taken since
The Old Gentlemen [ flatted ]
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himself on Sunday and
Monday that he was going
to get out, and exerted
himself to much too cold
and is now the worse for it
Dr Cummins
Birth: 1776-07-15 Death: 1863-01-09
as
says is to start for Iowa
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Iowa


on Monday is the only item
of news which will be in-
teresting to you.
Give my love to
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and the children
x Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 

Your Brother
George
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Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
George W. Seward
1849