Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 11, 1836

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 11, 1836
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Date:1836-12-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, December 11, 1836

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: Westfield, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: ekk 2015-06-02

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Sunday, Dec 11th
My Dear Henry, I have put the little girl
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14

in the cradle in order to steal a few moments to write
to you - the helps are all gone to church. I find Laura
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but a poor substitute for Mrs Benedict
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. I have seen
nothing of the latter since she went home. The day
is beautiful - a bright warm sun and the mildness
of the air tempted me out this morning, but I did
not venture beyond the gate. Clary
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
has gone to church
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has also gone for the 1st time in some months
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
is here yet - he goes to Aurora this week
to dispose of their furniture and next week they
all go to Canandagua. Peter has been telling me a
long story to day about the pumps in front of the
office he says Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
had considerable trouble about
them yesterday. Isaack Miller
Birth: 1791-04-30 Death: 1853-04-03
and Cook
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insist
upon putting them down again which Pa opposes
but it is Peters opinion that they will have their
own way. This may appear more intelligible to
you than it does to me if you are acquainted
with any previous circumstances which will afford
you any light on the subject. Laura talks all the
time to me while I am writing (she has just returned
from church) about the Roman Catholicks - she is a
wonderfully ignorant girl does not at the age of
16 know the commandments, but is quite ready to
pick the mote from a brothers eye - poor human nature.
Tell dear Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
that I will answer his letter soon.
Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has toiled hard all day to accomplish the
writing of the one which accompanies this. I expect
to hear from you tomorrow morning and shall not
close this until that time. I dreamed all night
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about you some nights ago - you were very sick your life was
despaired of I awoke crying and went to sleep only to renew
the same impression - do take care of your health. I conclude to
send this to night as I have no more room and commence another
tomorrow - My love to Augustus - your own Frances
William H. Seward
Westfield
Chautauque County
Auburn
Dec. 13
N.Y.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F A Seward
Dec 13, 1836