Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 2, 1866

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 2, 1866
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1866-08-02

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Letter from Janet Watson Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 2, 1866

action: sent

sender: Janet Seward
Birth: 1839-11-18  Death: 1913-11-09

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: lxw 

revision: crb 2016-10-04

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Tuesday night
My dearest Will,
Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
is as well
as ever Willie
Birth: 1864-11-10
& I have slight
colds. Dr. Horatio
Birth: 1830-06-24 Death: 1891-04-27
was here
this morning, he says Fanny's
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

lungs are in a very critical
condition, the left lung, mearly
weak, the right lung there
is a "subacute inflamation,"
of the uper part of the right
lung, about half of it, that
does not fill with air, he
says she can be cured.
Dr. thinks it would be running
too great a risk for her to go
to Cape May, he told
Fanny just how she was
she begged of him to, and
not keep anything from her
says it will be so much
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easier to take care of herself
if she knows Dr advises
her riding out as much as
she can, and being careful
about the night air she
said she has fever the most
of the time. She is sitting
by the table now reading says
she feels very well, Do you
think she had better write to
your father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
about her lung, o[ r ]
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wait and tell him when he
comes home? she wrote to him
yesterday about her fever, and
does not wish to about this
unless you think it best.
Do not be too much worried
I will certainly let you know
if Fanny is any worse.
Mr Knapp
Birth: 1826-11-03 Death: 1893-12-09
went up this
morning to know how we were
as he was going to telegraph
to you. Tell Theo
Birth: 1824-12-31 Death: 1905-03-23
his
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family are well, Libbie
Birth: 1835-09-04 Death: 1892-02-25

Janet
Birth: 1858 Death: 1882
& Lill
Birth: 1860-10-07 Death: 1933-05-27
were here to
dinner today. After dinner
we went to drive in the
carriage, went past Charles
Woods
Birth: 1818 Death: 1878
and crossing that
little bridge the horses on a
slow trot, one of the braces
the support the carriag on the
spring gave way, I was so
glad Fanny was not in, I
ordered it before dinner as
she intended to go up to
Martins
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, but did not feel
quite well enough. I think
I will not have it mended
until you return, unless you
wish me to. I am now
going down to mothers
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
to be
there when Carrier
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comes with
her husbands
Unknown
remains, poor girl!
The funeral will be tomorrow
afternoon at Mothers house at
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five o'clock. God bless
you. Don't forget to take care
Your own,
Jenny
Fanny sends her love