Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Sarah D. Hance, 1859

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Sarah D. Hance, 1859
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Sarah D. Hance, 1859

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location:
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receiver: Sarah Hance
Birth: 1820-01-25  Death: 1867-06-10

location: Unknown
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transcription: atb 

revision: tap 2017-03-28

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hours he suffered patiently and
at the end of that time in spite
of all their endeavors he expired.
Once we thought him getting
better and that made it so hard
to give him up. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
went and
got a man who doctered Trip
once, he said Nep
Birth: 1856 Death: 1859
was poisoned
with arsenic and tried his
remedies in vain. Poor dear
Neppy he must have been
killed from spite to us for he
so gentle never harmed anyone
Dear Neppy we are very very
lonely without him. Bell
Birth: 1858
seems
quite changed and looks for him
a great deal. My little grave-
yard under the apple tree grows.
Neppy lies next to his old playfellow.
About six weeks ago I had an ambro-
type taken of Bell and Nep together
Page 2

how glad I am to have it now!
It rains so that I cannot go
to church, or rather it snows. We
have lost Dr Cressy
Birth: 1811-02-06 Death: 1866Certainty: Possible
who has
accepted a call to Staten Island.
He preached his last sermon last
Sunday. Mr Hagar
Birth: 1818-02-07 Death: 1898-07-09
is to supply
the pulpit for the present, we have
no ^person^ decided upon.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is not very well, she is
besides rather worried about
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
who with Franky is to
spend the winter at Nassau
on one of the Bahama Islands.
We hear from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
frequent-
ly, he has arrived at Salt Lake
City
and was soon going to Camp
Floyd
when he last wrote.
We look for Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
about the
last of the month. He has written
many interesting letters from
Egypt and Palestine which I
wish you might have heard.
Page 3

We shall probably go to Washing-
ton
soon after his arrival. I
have nearly finished the slippers.
A few days ago Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

received a letter from Kate
Unknown

who had just arrived at
Ha Montgomery, she went by
sea and was very sea sick all the
way. She says she is coming back
to spend the summer.
I forgot to say that Will advertised
offering a reward of ten dollars
for information leading to the
detection of the person who poison-
ed Neppy, but it was without
effect.
Do write when your hand will
allow and accepting my thanks
for your kind letter and the book
mark, believe me to be
Your very affectionate
Fanny Seward
P.S. I am almost well
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
My Dear Sarah
Our little girl
was very sick for some days
and confined to her room
nearly 2 weeks – she is now
regaining her strength.
We hope to see Mr Seward
the last of this month –He
was ascending the Adriatic
when he last wrote, on his
way to Vienna– We shall
accompany him to Wash-
ington–probably soon after
his return– Mrs Worden
is not quite as well
as usual –Mrs McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

about the same –All
would desire love to be
sent to you were they here
I hope your health may
not suffer during this
Winter & that you will be
able to write occasionally
Your affectionate
F.A. Seward