Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, February 26, 1859

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, February 26, 1859
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-02-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Clarinda Miller McClallen, February 26, 1859

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: cjb 

revision: zz 2020-12-24

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Washington Feb 26
Saturday
My dear Clara
I received a
letter from Dr Jayne
Birth: 1817-02-06 Death: 1897-11-09

this morning and will
copy his directions
for you –
Take in the morning
and evening one day
4 globules of Carbo An.
take no medicine the
next day – The day
after take Conium
in the same way –
Skip one day and
take Clematis in the
same way the next –
Skip one day and take
Silica the next−
Continue this for a month−

[left Margin] Remember me to Mr
McClallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
& to Eliza –


[top Margin] Anna & Fanny send love
your affectionate
Frances−
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Continue this for one
month – occasionally
omitting one or two
days – He does
not think it impossible
that magnetism may
have had some effect
in arresting the progress
of the tumour, though
he does not use
it in his practice −
Page 3

I have written them on
a paper which Eliza
can take to Dr Robinson
Birth: 1804-02-04 Death: 1889-07-28

as I think you have
none of these.
I shall try to see Dr
Blake
Birth: 1789 Death: 1861
on my way home.
I have written to
Charlotte
Birth: 1830
to come the
last week in March
as I hope we shall get
away about that time
and be at home the 1
of April –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and I are both
better than we have
been for many weeks –
Fanny has rode on
a pony three days
when the weather was
fine – Yesterday we
had snow again – it
is all melting fast to
Page 4

day. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is well
and very busy.
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is in the Senate
all day and part of
the night sometimes
he did not get home last
night until 2 oclock.
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
talks of going home
next week – her Mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09

is to meet her in New
York
– I am expecting
Mr and Mrs Cary
x Birth: 1786-08-11  Death: 1869-06-20  Birth: 1787-08-11  Death: 1863-06-22 

of Batavia to day – Mr
Cary wrote me they
would be here about this
time.
I am sorry to hear that your
breast pains you – Dr
Jayne insists that it is
not a cancer –
I shall expect another
letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

next week – his letters
Page 5

come very regularly
to me but he does
not get mine – had
heard nothing from home
since December –
I suppose Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
is in Can-
andaigua
though I have
no letter from there yet
She will enjoy being with
Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
though she had
I think rather be in Auburn.
I have proposed to Catherine
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08

as our large parties are over
to go now and make her
visit at Philadelphia so as
to be ready to go home with
us – I think however she
prefers to wait until we
leave before going to visit
her cousins
Unknown
, so I suppose she
will not return with us.
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For Clara−
The Dr says about
1 in 3000 of the tumours
which women have in
their breasts are cancers –
Does not think yours
a cancer – says that all
tumours may be
dispersed by proper
remedies, and that
sometimes they are re-
absorbed by an effort of
nature alone –
He considers it entirely
unnecessary even/ever to have
them removed by a
surgeon –
For the present he
recommends that you
use [ Carb. Animal ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: Carbo animalis
.
& Conium in
alternation a dose every
night− 6t po.
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Globules
Clematis 6 t pot
Silica – do
Carbo. An. do
Conium do –
Mrs Seward