Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, August 10, 1865

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, August 10, 1865
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-08-10

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, August 10, 1865

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

location: Cape Island, NJ

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: ekk 

revision: crb 2016-09-29

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Cape Island
Thursday Aug 10th
My dear Father,
I think Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
and I may
as well come back to Washington early next
week. After the middle of August the heat
will be continually decreasing and I suppose
I had better be near the surgeon.
But I do not know what will be best
about Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
. Dr. Wilson
 Death: 1889-03-22
thought she ought
not to be in Washington for several weeks.
Will you consult with him as to whether
she had better go to Auburn? I think
she would probably be unwilling to remain
here after we were gone – and though
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it might be pleasant for all to stay, yet it
involves an enormous and unnecessary expense.
Today Fanny has no fever and seems better
than for two or three days past. She will go to
bathe and to ride. One day she seems weak
and feverish, and the next will be up and
about again. Though the fever then returns, it
is no worse. Her cough continues, but that also
is no worse. I wish I could say that I see
any very perceptible improvement in her health
since she came. But there has been no
change in the contrary direction.
Ellen Perry
Birth: 1844-09-14 Death: 1920-04-14Certainty: Possible
is going shortly to Yonkers to
visit her sister, Mrs Gray
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. She is anxious to
have Fanny go with her, and Fanny, I think
would like to go. She says she would not be
willing to visit anywhere else, but there the
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family would treat her as one of themselves.
But before deciding the question we wait for your
advice and that of the Doctor.
Anna, I think, is benefited by the bathing,
and my own condition continues to gradually
improve. All send their love.
Affectionately your own
Frederick