Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., January 21, 1870

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Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., January 21, 1870
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1870-01-21

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Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., January 21, 1870

action: sent

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

location: Havana, Cuba

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: pxc 

revision: crb 2018-03-21

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Editorial Note

This letter is included with another letter from Janet Watson Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, January 30, 1870 and is a transcription of William Henry Seward, Havana, to William Henry Seward Jr., 21 January 1870 in Janet W. Seward’s hand.
Havana Jan 21st
1870
My dear William,
If my letters have
become infrequent the cause is dis-
closed by my manuscript. My right
arm so much enfeebled when I left
home has continued to lose muscular
force, especially in cold seasons until
it is no longer the ^same^ free and willing
servant it was before my casualties
at Washington. It was quite
impossible to command it in
the mountain regions of Mexico.
I fear now to encounter the
damp cloudy climate of Auburn
until after the robins have re-
turned there. Nevertheless I am
otherwise very well as well as
when I left home –
We now think of remaining here
say ten or twelve days and
then making our approaches homeward
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through the Southern States, But
this purpose is not fixed and we
may make a more rapid journey if I find my condition improved
and the season favorable –
We have added to our party a young
Mexican lady
Unknown
from Guanajuato who
is intelligent and amiable whose
Father
Unknown
went from Aurora and
who will remain with us a few
months after which her brother
Unknown
(or not
Father written ) will come for her and re-
convey her to Mexico. She speaks
no English –
Your affectionate father
William H. Seward
I hope on account of your fathers arm
they will stay until April – Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

wrote that letters sent to Havana
would be sent to them by the Consul
General
Birth: 1827-01-02 Death: 1875-04-07
: if they left there
Jenny