Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, November 15, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, November 15, 1864
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-11-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Frederick William Seward, November 15, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: msr 

revision: obm 2016-07-05

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Tuesday evening
Nov 15th
My very dear Son
I have your letter
written so legibly with
your left hand—it
seems incredible that you
could write it with
the little practice it is
possible for you to have
had—I am quite anxious
about the condition of
your arm. Have you had
the best surgical advice?
The inquiry is a serious
one and must be
carefully attended to
insure you the future
use of your arm. I know
you will have good
nursing, & I think you
will be careful yourself
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any attempt to hasten recovery
will only have the effect
to retard it—It requires
great patience to bear it
quietly, but I think in
this you are not deficient.
I hope to be with you
the last of next week.
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
now thinks she will
go with me. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
does
not yet fix any day to
leave. My one hesitation
is about keeping him so
long on the way. Aunty
cannot travel rapidly.
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
does not sit up
any yet and seems feeble
the Dr
Unknown
considers her as
doing well. I am very
glad Will is home.
It is a great relief to have
the election over and a
great joy to have a favorable
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result. Disloyal people are
disappearing rapidly—a
week has wrought wonderful
changes. Aunty has
gone this stormy night to
hear Mr Curtis
Birth: 1824-02-24 Death: 1892-08-31Certainty: Probable
. I hope
it may not make her ill.
The snow is some inches
deep and still falling,
but thinning so there is
no promise of sleighing.
Wednesday
I add a line this
morning to say we are all
pretty well—I wish
I could be sure that
you were—Love to
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
. God bless you
very affectionately
Mother