Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 22, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 22, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-02-22

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, February 22, 1837

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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Auburn Wednesday 23d
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Editorial Note

Wednesday was February 22, not February 23

My Dearest Henry, I received your letter this
morning written just 8 days ago - what can delay
them so! We have had so much snow that I should
think the sleighing must be tolerable. I sent a letter last
Friday. Saturday I received one from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
- she speaks
rather despondingly I think about her health - says she is no
better than she was last autumn. I hope the warm weather
will restore her - she is desirous to consult a physician who is
there from Fairfield but Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
does not think it worth while
her symptoms have all along indicated a disease of the liver
and I have little doubt that this is her complaint. Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

wishes me to say that he wrote to his Aunty
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
last Sunday an answer
to a letter he received from her. This is his apology for not
writing to his Pa. Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
commenced a letter a week ago which
he hopes to finish soon - it progresses very slowly. I continue
my school and am pleased with the proficiency of my little boys.
Augustus books do not come yet. I want his arithmetic very much
the one I have is adapted to the comprehension of Fred. Monday
was very pleasant. Mrs Miller
Unknown
called - after dinner I walked
with Clary as far as the Exchange buildings - how desolate the
village looks since the fire - my long confinement to the
house rendered even this short walk a great exertion for me.
I will try to walk some every day when the weather is suitable.
This afternoon I am going to spend with Mrs Horner
Birth: 1776 Death: 1864-10-17
- the day
is very inviting - a bright sunshine which though it does not
exhilerate my spirits as it once did still looks pleasant to me.
Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
does not come I think he must have returned home
some other way - perhaps his business has detained him. I was
much interested by the extract from your fathers letter. I enclose
you mothers. I wish my eyes were so that I could write
to your mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
Lockey
Birth: 1805-07-15 Death: 1848-05-14
and Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
but they are at
present weaker than they have been - apologize for me when you
write. I sent a few lines to Mrs Cary
Birth: 1787-08-11 Death: 1863-06-22
Monday inviting her to come
here. I could not write any thing about our little girl
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
to one who
had never seen her - take care of your health - your own
Frances
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William H. Seward
Westfield
Chautauque County
AUBURN N.Y.
Feb 23
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F.A. Seward
23d Feb. 1837