Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 9, 1834

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 9, 1834
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-06-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 9, 1834

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Lazette Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03

location: Aurora, NY

transcription: msr 

revision: obm 2017-03-06

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Monday June 9th
My Dearest Sister-Here I am writing another
letter to you when I expected most surely to be
with you myself on Teusday. There are three
or four good reasons for the change in my
determination which I proceed to tell you—
firstly the extreme heat of the weather has
deprived me of all resolution to do any-
thing—then I intended to leave Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
at
home partly because I did not like to take
him from school a week and partly because
he has not yet got any summer clothes made
but when I proposed that he should stay at
home he exhibited so much disappointment
that I was obliged to consent to his accom-
panying me—thirdly—Debby Wood
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told Clary
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

that Maryann
Birth: 1809-01-19 Death: 1886-04-24
and Angeline
Birth: 1810-10-01 Death: 1841-04-24
were going
to Aurora this week to take Mrs Leonard
 Death: 1836-12-30

and that Mrs Leonard was to stay with you
three or four days. I knew that I preferred
visiting you when alone and therefore
concluded to wait—and finally Henry
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
said
if I would wait until next week he
would go with me as he had business
somewhere in that vicinity. All these reasons
put together determined me to wait. I have
just sent Maria over to Dills
Birth: 1767-10-22 Death: 1869-05-01
to ascertain
when they are going not knowing how much
reliance may be placed upon Deb's assertion.
Maryann and Angeline have
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just been here and say they may possibly ride out
to Aurora one day this week and return in
the evening but that Julia will not go until
next week as she is this week to make a
visit at Sempronius-this places me in a
quandary-if I go next week we shall be making
our visit at the same time. Upon the whole
I believe I will get some cloth and have
Augustus some clothes made tomorrow and
come on Thursday. I shall probably have
time to make my visit out by the time Julia
comes. Maryann and Angeline think they
will go out on Wednesday but say you
must not be disappointed if they do not
as John
Unknown
is pulling the house all to pieces.
I did not go to Church yesterday until
evening and then went to hear Mr Peck
Birth: 1797-08-08 Death: 1876-05-20
.
Saturday afternoon I went out to make
some visits-called at Mrs Throops
Birth: 1806-02-11 Death: 1872-06-17Certainty: Probable
, Dr
Pitneys
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20
, Sherburnes
Unknown
and Judge Richardsons
Birth: 1776-06-05 Death: 1853-04

they were all at home and when I came
home I was exceedingly weary-here I found
Mr Kimball
Birth: 1816-10-11 Death: 1892-12-28
of Waterford ready to take tea
with us. Mrs Muir
Birth: 1801-01-27 Death: 1864-01-08
Maria Bennett
Birth: 1798-07-25 Death: 1849-08-23
and
Mrs Porter
Birth: 1800-04-12 Death: 1886-03-29
visited us Wednesday-the
principal and I may say the sole subject
of conversation was Throop
Birth: 1793-04-12 Death: 1854-02-23
Goodwin
Birth: 1805 Death: 1885-10-29
&c—
It may be very interesting to them but I
must say I was not very much edified.
All are well and send love—kiss Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
for me
hoping and believing that I will be with you
on Thursday I close this letter your own sister
Frances