Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 28, 1839

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 28, 1839
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-01-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, January 28, 1839

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: Albany, NY

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revision: ekk 2015-06-16

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Auburn Jan 28th 1839
My dearest Henry,
I received to your last letter
the evening after I had written by Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
as I
had given up coming to Albany so early as the
1st of February, I did not deem it necessary
to write immediately and one cause or another
principally my feebleness has prevented my
writing until now. I am full in the faith
that there is a letter from you now in the
post office but I have failed in all my en-
deavours to persuade Peter to go there this
morning – he says he cannot get through
the snow through the snow did not
prevent his visiting the groceries yesterday.
Saturday and Sunday it snowed without
any cessation, yesterday the roads were nearly
impassible, every thing appears much as it did
three years ago. We are anxious to hear that
Pa is safe in Albany, suppose he must have
arrived Friday afternoon before the fall of snow
commenced. I was engaged with Miss Ingles
all last week had the usual vexations in
getting my dresses fitted – used up all my strength
in assisting Polly and putting wood on the fire.
Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
came Saturday night, he looked very
ill but seems better now, was sick two or three
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days at Uncle Cary
Birth: 1786-08-11 Death: 1869-06-20
's – he purposes going tomorrow but I
think I will end my letter to day, the roads
must be very bad. I have heard nothing
from Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
since I wrote before – do not
know whether Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
has gone. I do not
feel as if I could undertake the journey
to Albany unless you are with me – in the
present state of my health trifles appear formidable.
I have no doubt that it will be inconvenient
for you to leave perhaps not possible – but you
promised me a visit this winter if I were
not able to accompany you when you returned.
We have no letter from Gusey
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
in a long
time. I hope you ^are^ both well.
There is much consolation in the reflection that
our dear sisters
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
remains do not rest in that
desolate region where she lived. I had thought
much about it but judgeing from my own
feelings thought that her family would never
consent to leave her there. Jennings tells
me many things relative to George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
's prospects
which you have not heard or have not had
time to write to me. Your own Frances
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William H. Seward
Albany
Auburn, N.Y.
Jan 28
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Mrs W. H. Seward
Auburn Jan 25, 1839