Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 12, 1839

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 12, 1839
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-01-12

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 12, 1839

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sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Goshen, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: kac 

revision: crb 2016-02-08

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Florida 12 Jan 1839
My dear Henry
Your beloved Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
is no more
she entered the realm above on Friday the
4th just at 8 Oclock PM after 5 days illness with
[ Cynantia ]
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Alternate Text: Cynanche
Tonsillaris—as you will have
been informed somedays, before this—It
appears it was not untill monday after
her decease that the Doct.
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
could bring his mind
to any point. He then (after sending to his
friend, to assist him at various points) set out
with her remains and four children for
Florida where they arrive having Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08

in company on Thursday evening—The inter-
nment was made in Judge Steward's
Birth: 1747-05-27 Death: 1829-08-13
Vault
on Saturday at 12 Oclo[ ck af ]
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ter one of the largest
funerals I ever saw—[ An ]
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d oh my dear how
much we wished and expecte to see you and
George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
at the the time which I am confident
would would have been the case if you had
got proper direction—your Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
and
myself were not able to go to the Tomb—I
have an inflammatory fever pains in my
side and very feeble—your sister died
with the greatest resignations & comfort.
Affectionately yours,
Samuel S Seward
Gov Seward
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W.H. Seward Esq
Gov State New York
Albany
GOSHEN
JAN 14
N.Y.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Samuel S. Seward
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