Letter from Mary Jennings Seward and Marcia Armstrong Seward to George Washington Seward, September 30, 1827

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward and Marcia Armstrong Seward to George Washington Seward, September 30, 1827
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Date:1827-09-30

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Letter from Mary Jennings Seward and Marcia Armstrong Seward to George Washington Seward, September 30, 1827

action: sent

sender: Mary Seward
Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11

location: Florida, NY

receiver: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: ekk 2016-03-17

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Florida Sepr 30 1827
My Dear Son Washington
I have receivd your kind
letters twice or thrice should have answerd it before
now had not every thing els prevented but do not
let my not writing prevent you from writing.
If you knew how refreshing to my poor pained
heart your affectionate letters are you would write
every opportunity. I have heard our Dear Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04

has been very sick which is another source of sourow I
pray the Lord may restore her to health & all
the comforts of this sinfull world but but more
sincerel do I hope & pray that she may become an
heir of eternal Glory through the merits of a
crucified Redeemer.
My D G I don’t know how this strain of writing will
suit you but I have no other subject so agreeable
to myself as that I draw from the Holy Scriptures
it is my comfort by Day & my song in the Night
when my head ach, & my heart is pained I fly
to the Fountain of Life for support thear I
find a balsom for every wound a bottle for
every Tear. I hope my son you will make
piety the persuit of your Life as all other
things perish
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Tell Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
the next shall bee to him. Clarinda Miller
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05

promised when left heer to write as soon as she got home
Ask Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
if she has forgot she has got a mother
if so tell her to Look at her Little Darling Agustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

& think just so I love my children.
Dear Little Agustus how I want to see him
our Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
has grown very Heart has no
bad turns at all.
Tell Henry to write when he can make it
convenient My love to Gramma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03

Frances Clara & expect the same
Yourself
Mary Seward
G. W Seward
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Marcia Seward

Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
My Dear Brother Washington
Your kind
Mama is so good as to give me a little
place in her letter – which I gladly ac-
cept. When you read this and find me still
in Florida you will perhaps think we
have come here for certain. Your brother
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24

has been on the line of the canal for four
weeks – arrived here on Friday and I expect-
ed to have set out for the city tomorrow
but as he has to return to the line again
upon the fifth to be absent three weeks
longer I have concluded to stay in the
country that length of time. I wish most
sincerly you would write me a good long
letter this week. Your pa
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
and Jen. have
gone to sabboth school Grand Ma
Birth: 1742-06-02 Death: 1831-10-21
is a bed
Edwin
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
& Locky
Birth: 1805-07-15 Death: 1848-05-14
up in their room your
Mother and humble servent in the bedroom
down stairs writing – we all talk much about
you every day. No news worthy of communi-
cating in Florida. Your Sister, Marcia

[top Margin] My best love to all and a kiss to Augustus
O how I would shake the little fellow if I coul
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Mr G. W. Seward
M Seward