Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 1, 1860

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 1, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-07-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 1, 1860

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Niagara Falls, NY

transcription: sgl 

revision: ekk 2015-07-10

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Sunday July 1st
My dear Son,
I have your letter
from Niagara this
morning and am
glad to be able to tell
you that Corning
Birth: 1794-12-14 Death: 1872-04-09
is
really better. I have
not seen him look
so well since the
day he was taken ill.
He has been very seriously
sick - a severe attack
of inflammatory rheuma-
tism — a very painful
disease. His fever
has been with very
little mitigation until
to day. We removed
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him to the South
Chamber Friday after
the Dr
Unknown
told us he
would not be up
in a week. McDougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24

is with him at night
and also a portion
of each day. I have
been ill myself two
days so that I
was unable to do any
thing for him. He
is seldom long without
company — either some
of the family or visitors.
Uncle George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
and Julia
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895

left us yesterday
to visit some friends
at the East.
This day is so charming
I almost wish myself
at the Falls with
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you. Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has
been once to Mrs.
Watsons
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
where she found
all well and the
house restored to its
usual order. I hope
they do not miss
dear Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
more than
we miss you. Twenty
times a day I find
myself listening for your
step on the stair.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has been here every
day. I do not expect
her to day. Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893

has been ill two days
& she has the responsibility
of the horses care in
addition to the cattle
& chickens. The horses
are in pasture during
the day.
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I hope you may
find bright skies
and smooth waters
for your journey.
All send love.
May God bless &
protect you both
Mother.