Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, July 19, 1856

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Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, July 19, 1856
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-07-19

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Letter from Charles Sumner to Frances Miller Seward, July 19, 1856

action: sent

sender: Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06  Death: 1874-03-11

location: Cape Island, NJ

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Unknown
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transcription: msr 

revision: tap 2017-04-13

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Cape Island
Cape May
19th July ‘56
My Dear Mrs Seward,
Of late I have been divorced
absolutely from the inkstand, or
you would have heard from me. I
have recd your kind notes; but
was admonished to forego for a
while all letter-writing.
At last I am regaining my
strength; but slowly, very slowly.
My system had been so far pros-
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trated, that I am to go through
all the stages of an invalid before
my restoration will be established.
My physician
Birth: 1805 Death: 1859-11-18Certainty: Probable
thinks this will not
be before September; but I am
hoping for better fortune, that
I may take my seat in the
Senate during the present session.
In a few days I leave for
mountain-air—stopping on
the way in Philadelphia, with
Revd Wm H Furness
Birth: 1802-04-20 Death: 1896-01-30
, who has
been my good Samaritan.
Ever affectionately yours
Charles Sumner
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P.S. My Phila physician
Birth: 1818 Death: 1888-12-20Certainty: Probable
, who
understands my case, says that
I have no organic or functional
derangement of the system—only
a severe debility, indicated by
a weak pulse & disordered nerves,
& a general weakness.
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Charles Sumner
July 1856