Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, August 7, 1849

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, August 7, 1849
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-08-07

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, August 7, 1849

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sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: bms 

revision: crb 2016-05-16

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August 7th
My Dear Brother
I wrote you a
few days since and expected
to have mailed my letter in
Goshen, but Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891
expected to
have written to her Aunt
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

and was prevented which will
excuse my neglect to inform
you how Fathers
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
heath
From the day that you left
us he has continued very much
the same, indeed there appeared to
be no change, his appetite for
several day was very good and
perhaps he has indulged in
it to much, this morning he
does not appear to be so well
cough very much and complains
of being exhausted, disposed to
doze and sleep most of the day
Page 2

and wake and restless at night
is most of the time quiet and
easy to do for.
You do not know how lone–
some it was after yourself and
family left us—
Sarah has been confined to
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Alternate Text: her
bed since Sunday with a
poisoned face, imagine how a
person would appear with their
eye lids swollen like small eggs
her lips larger than your fingers
her face in like manner and them
red as fire and burning almost
beyond endurance and you will have
a just conception her situation
for the last two or three days
but it now appears to be better
she can begin to see by pulling
her eye lids open and swallows a
little, she is a fright.
Daniel Jessup
Birth: 1795-07-01 Death: 1876-07-03
buried his wife
Birth: 1803-07-02 Death: 1874-06-05

on Sunday, we feel that it is
a great loss in the community
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I am much obliged to Fred–
erick
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
for sending me the books
which I received last evening
Yours Affectionately
GW Seward
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Hand Shiftx

Samuel Blatchford

Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
G.W. Seward
Aug 7,1849