Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 9, 1833

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 9, 1833
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Distributor:Seward Family Papers Project

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1833-05-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, May 9, 1833

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Florida, NY

transcription: rew 

revision: ekk 2015-10-02

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Thursday 9th May
My Dear Henry- I received two letters from you last evening
the first written at Newburgh and the other at Florida on the
afternoon of the same day – We have all waited very impatiently
for your letter hoping it might be the bearer of good tidings
but you give us no encouragement. I suppose it was unreason-
able to expect it – I thought at one time that I should be perfectly
satisfied if you arrived in time to see our dear Mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
still alive–
I do hope Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
has not been too late – it would so much
increase her grief – Grandma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03
was much affected by the reading
of that part of your letter in which you mentioned that your
mother spoke of her – All are well at home – I received a short
letter from Tracy
Birth: 1793-06-17 Death: 1859-09-12
yesterday making very affectionate mention of you
and expressing much solicitude to hear how you found your friends
parents – desiring me to write immediately which I intend doing
as soon as I hear any thing decisive – Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
, Clary
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
and
myself took tea with old Mrs Fields
Birth: 1756-11-04 Death: 1840-03-28
yesterday - They were very
agreeable but I was not in spirits to enjoy any thing – I can
tell you very little of what has transpired in the village.
George Wood
Birth: 1799 Death: 1870
I am told has gone into your office – how
will this arrangement suit Beardsley
Birth: 1807-05-30 Death: 1894-01-15
?– Did you know any
thing of it before you left home?– Thursday evening – I have
just received your letter of Monday- We all feel somewhat encour-
aged but I as is my wont, fear more than I dare hope – I
can only pray that these flattering symptoms may not prove delusive
and that our much loved mother may be restored to us– Your own
Frances
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Frances A Seward
9 May 1833