Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 3, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 3, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-04-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, April 3, 1861

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: mhr 

revision: tap 2018-07-03

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Wednesday
April 3d
My dearest Henry
Your letter of
Saturday came
Monday evening -
I can see the
difficulties which
surround you &
can almost feel the
heavy responsibilities
which are thrown
upon you – I wish
I were strong or
wise enough to
help you support
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them but that I
fear it is not possible
for any one to do
I pray God to give
you wisdom and
strength. I have
been much oppressed
for a day or two
by the illness of our
little girl
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
– Tuesday
night I was up with
her much of the night
Her cough was so
continual and so
painful that I was
alarmed - yesterday
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I called the Dr.
Birth: 1830-06-24 Death: 1891-04-27Certainty: Probable
again –
She was more comfortable
through the day, slept
well last night without
any return of fever
and I hope to day
will be able to be up
again – She was about
the house Sunday
and Monday – perhaps
took a new cold –
She must be very cautious
now – The ground
is again covered with
snow & the poor robins
which 'here do
congregate' look
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very uncomfortable –
It snowed all day
Monday – The snow
is melting rapidly
now – I send you
a leaf from M the
"London Review" that
you may see the Editors
opinion of American
affairs –
Aunty
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
moved to her
own home the 1st day of
this month - She has
a girl
Unknown
with her & a
man
Unknown
occasionally –
Love to the children
x Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 

Your own
Frances