Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 30, 1863

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 30, 1863
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1863-11-30

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, November 30, 1863

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: pxc 

revision: crb 2018-01-31

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Page 1

Monday
Nov 30th
My dear Son
I am so much
relieved that Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

is really improving
that I can now leave
him part of the time
and think of other
matters which I
was not able to do
while he was so ill–
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
came back
from Canandaigua to
day – has been ill
ever since she went
Page 2

away – She found
Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
had whooping
cough – not very ill
except when made so
by medicine which
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
gives him with
the advice of some
old school physician.
She does not employ
Dr. Bennet
Birth: 1830 Death: 1885-08-10
any more.
He is so intemperate
that he is not considered
safe. We have a
Winter day – very
little snow but
freezing hard. Will
walked down into
the library this
Page 3

morning – gains a
little strength every
day. McDougall
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24

was confined to the
Hotel with rheumatism
yesterday, but came
here again this morning.
He is disabled for
service at present.
The news we get from
the army is cheering
so far as it may
promote the end of
the war, though
I fear many more
lives must be sac-
rificed first –
Page 4

I hope you are down in
your own room again
before this cold weather–
it will be a long
time before Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
will
occupy it, judging from
Wills appearance at
present. Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
is not
weaned though her mother
has not nursed her in two
weeks – she still remembers
and refuses to sleep with
her mother – Mary
Birth: 1844Certainty: Probable
keeps
her in the nursery in a
cradle – Your "large by"
as you used to call it –
I hope your cough will
not return this winter –
Auntie and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
send love
God bless you
Mother –