Letter from Edwin Polydore Seward to Frances Miller Seward, May 23, 1861

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Letter from Edwin Polydore Seward to Frances Miller Seward, May 23, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-05-23

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Letter from Edwin Polydore Seward to Frances Miller Seward, May 23, 1861

action: sent

sender: Edwin Seward
Birth: 1799-07-02  Death: 1872-04-25

location: Summerville, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: csh 

revision: tap 2018-01-23

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Summerville & May 23rd 1861
Dear Sister
We recieved you valuable
[ presen ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: present
the box of seeds
I should have been more
prompt to [ acknowled ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: acknowledge
them
but Mrs Seward
Birth: 1822 Death: 1872-08-27
has a suffering
Sister
Unknown
that has been entirely
helpless for over eight months
was taken with slow [ paryilisis ]
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Alternate Text: paralysis

a year ago last October & suffered
severely for a long time she takes
but little nourishment confined to
the bed helpless as an infant wh-
ich has taken a great portion of
our time since the beginning of
Winter, as the family are living
six miles from us we are all enj-
oyin our usual health three of
the little girls
x Birth: 1855-12  Death: 1944-02-18  Birth: 1853-01-01  Death: 1939-11-21  Birth: 1851-11-10  Death: 1931-06-25 
attend the District
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School. Louisa Cornelia is
taking music lessons at Miss
Hotchkiss's
Birth: 1834 Death: 1892
school at Florida and
Carrie Jayne
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the pet is to young
Thurlow
Birth: 1842 Death: 1908
is engaged with George
Frederick
Birth: 1840-11-08 Death: 1910-11-28
in the Cream & Cheese
business, Jasper
Birth: 1844-01-19 Death: 1894-03-04
is [ studining ]
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Alternate Text: studying

with Doct Jayne
Birth: 1817-02-06 Death: 1897-11-09
for a homeo-
pathic Physician and Frederick
Whittlesey
Birth: 1845-08-22 Death: 1925-10-01
is boarding with Jasper
at the Doctors, Professor Round
Unknown

is fitting him for college
Mrs Schoolcraft
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
was in Goshen
and engaged board for the Season
we did not hear of it till she left
Aunt Julia
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895
has been quite unw-
ell but is recovering for the last
week our other friends are all well
As I hear nothing from Washington
except the paper news I do not kn-
ow where Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
is we all sup-
pose Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
& his Lady
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
are with you
at Auburn which must make
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it very pleasant for you all
I would go on to Washington
next week could I leave home
but I must defer a visit till a
future time Mrs Scharff
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06
has
another son
Birth: 1861-04-17 Death: 1862-05-21
of some six weeks old
but I have not been down for the
want of time we have a very cold
backward spring our young fruit
trees have suffered very much
we should be pleased to hear from
you at any time & be very much
pleased if you could make us a
visit during the Pleasant wea-
ther in June or Sept
Remember us to Willie & Lady
and believe us yours Afftcly
Mrs Seward feels under oblig-
ations for the seeds we received
your Afftc Brother Edwin
Hon & Mrs Wm H Seward
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Polydore
May 23d
1861