Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 29, 1868

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 29, 1868
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1868-09-29

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 29, 1868

action: sent

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

location:
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receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Montrose, PA

transcription: lxw 

revision: crb 2016-10-28

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Department of State
September 29th 1868
Mr. Frederick W Seward
Montrose
My dear Frederick;
I have your
letter of the 26th. The weather
seems to have propitiated at
last. It is singular that
only I had a presentiment
of Mr Wharton's
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
decline. The
fact means nothing however.
I think from what I have
learned that your purchase
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is a good one, although it might
have been desirable for you, that
the investment should be smaller.
However, this may be, you have
performed a high duty to your
relatives in a proper manner
I do not fear any inconvenient
results. Mrs Risley
 Death: 1868-09-28
died last
night of typhoid fever, which
lasted twenty-four days. We bury
her tomorrow The youngest
daughter Hattie
Birth: 1850-03-05 Death: 1925-07-27
is ill, threatened
with the same disease. Doctor
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Dimon
Birth: 1816-09-19 Death: 1889-07-22
came too late to rescue
the mother, even if that were
possible. He is now exerting
himself for the daughter.