Letter from Rachel Armstrong Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 5, 1835

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Letter from Rachel Armstrong Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 5, 1835
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1835-04-05

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Letter from Rachel Armstrong Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 5, 1835

action: sent

sender: Rachel Seward
Birth: 1805-07-15  Death: 1848-05-14

location: Summerville, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: ekk 2016-03-07

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Summerville April 5th 1835
Dear Sister
I acknowledge the receipt of a letter from your
good husband
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
writen by your request and am sorry to hear that
your health is still so feble I hope when the weather becomes
setled you will be better. I consider myself under obligations
to you already and could not accept of the assistance offerd
in your good husbands letter if I was not in great want of
many things which I cannot ask father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
for – he has been
so tried with Polydores
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
business that I feel backward about
making my wants known. I have been so buisy since I
received your letter and have not had time to think of anything
scarcely but my daily employment. I have got moved and
begin to feel a little more setled. I have taken the back room
for my living room the parlor and a bedroom above for my
part of the house I think we shal have pleasant people to live
with I like them verry much so far. I hope the most pinching
time is over with me – father says he intends the rent of the place
to be for our support it will be some-time yet before any
thing will be paid. I have been almost wild about moveing
to Bargaintown father has been quite anxious that we should
go but I believe that jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
has convinced him that it
is not best. The last letter I received from my husband he had
given up the idea of our moveing there but thought he would
stay for 6 months longer. I received a letter from Doct
Canfield
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
& Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
last week they say exactly as your husband
does about our moveing there they say Polydore has mistaken
ideas altogether about the place and was determined not to
be easyly persuaded out of them.
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My health is not so good as it has formerly been but
I believe it is nothing but anxiety of mind. I talk of
going back with Polidore to make a visit if our children
x Birth: 1834-02  Death: 1836-05-11  Birth: 1833  Death: 1892  Birth: 1830-04  Death: 1835-11-22  Birth: 1828  Death: 1905 

should should keep well the scarlet fever is all around us
I fear mine will have it – our florida friends are well
I believe they were the last I heard from them
my little ones are all around me
and it is almost imposible to make a letter inteligable
you can see this by my crooked writing
Kiss the children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
for me
I remain your affectionate
Sister
L. Seward
P.S
I have nothing my dear sister
to offer you in return for your
kindness but a thankful heart
and my feeble prayres that the
lord will abundently bless you
and again restore you to health
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Lockey - Seward –
April 1835