Letter from Helen Matilda Morgan to Frances Miller Seward, October 18, 1849

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Letter from Helen Matilda Morgan to Frances Miller Seward, October 18, 1849
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Date:1849-10-18

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Letter from Helen Matilda Morgan to Frances Miller Seward, October 18, 1849

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sender: Helen Morgan
Birth: 1827-11-30  Death: 1896-10-03

location: Tarrytown, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: hrr 

revision: hrr 2016-12-12

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Pokohoe October 18th 1849
My Dear Mrs Seward
After our four months wander—
ing, we
Birth: 1818-10-22 Death: 1895-09-20
have finally settled ourselves here for
a month. When we first returned we went
down to Elizabethtown where my Brother
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
and
his wife
Birth: 1826-01-02 Death: 1890-01-16
had been passing the summer. We
miss Watty
Birth: 1833-11-10 Death: 1876-12-03
from our family circle very much.
Poor fellow, you have no idea how sad he
looked when the cars left Utica and he re—
mained to go back to Geneva. We have heard from
him very often since then and he seemed very
happy and contented. We will not remain
here very long. The fifteenth of next month we
go to town to dine at the Astor. I hope that
you will not pass through town on your way
to Washington until we are there. If you
should be there before us will you not come
up and pass at least a day with us? The cars are
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are now running and it takes but an hour to
come from the city here. We had a very merry
visit to Fenton, it rained part of the time but
it not interfere much with our enjoyment. There
is nothing pleasanter than to meet our friends after
a longer absence.. We found everybody very well,
though some changes had taken place during the
short time we had been way. The death of Caroline
Clarkson
 Death: 1849-10-03
about a fortnight ago has thrown quite a
gloom over us all. It is more than a year now
since I last saw her she having been confined
to her room nearly all that time.
This is the pleasantest season of the
whole year to be in the country.. The weather is
pleasant and the foliage is so very beautiful. I am
very anxious that you should see this place, it is
very lovely. The North River seems more beautiful
than ever even after seeing Mackinac Give my
love to Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and your nieces
x Birth: 1880-07-13  Death: 1957-09-02  Birth: 1862-09-11  Death: 1921-10-05 
and remember
to the Governor
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
and your Father
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
. Louise
Birth: 1830-12-14 Death: 1918-12-04
and Father
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07

send their love to all and Father requests you to tell
the Judge that he has a pair of spectacles and is
trying to use them. They hurt his eyes but he has faith
in the Judge’s advice. Believe me my dear Mrs
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Mrs Seward.
Yours most affectionately
Matilda Webb
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Mrs Webb
Oct 18
1849