Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 7, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 7, 1837
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-03-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, March 7, 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: lbk 

revision: ekk 2015-06-04

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Teusday morning.
My dear Henry,
Our little boy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is quite comfortable this
morning but had a bad day yesterday, his fever
and cough increased through the day, the Dr
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20

came about 5 oclock in the afternoon, said he had
an inflammation of the lungs and bled him about
a tea cup full, the dear little fellow bore it
remarkably well and quite won the Dr's heart,
dear Clary
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
cried and said he should not
be bled. I held him on my lap and Maria
Unknown
held
the cup, his blood showed ardent marks of inflam-
mation, bleeding cooled his burning fever for a
while, it returned partially in the course of
the evening. I then bathed him with vinegar and
water and gave him sufficient epecac to vomit
him. this diminished his fever he slept quietly
and breathed more freely through the night than
he had done in some days, this morning the Dr
says he is nearly free from fever he breathes easily
and coughs little. unless he has a return of fever
he may be considered convalescent, should that recur
he must be bled again. I was very unhappy last night
but feel new courage this morning I will write again
tomorrow. Your own
Frances
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
F A. Seward
March 7. 1837