Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 19, 1837

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 19, 1837
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Distributor:Seward Family Papers Project

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-02-19

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Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 19, 1837

action: sent

sender: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: ahf 

revision: crb 2015-10-21

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Auburn February 19 1837
My dear Aunty
I recieved your letter the 10 of
this month and I will answer it now. I have shad
the varioloid
Name given to a disease resembling small pox •
but I had it light I did not lie in in
in bed all the time[ . ]
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We cannot have Cornelia
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
to go to Chautau-
que
with us[ . ]
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I did not see her after I came home because
Ma
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
said that I would think of her as I saw her
last but I do not now, because when I think of her
I see her as I [ use ]
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Alternate Text: used
to, sitting in Ma's lap she would
laugh and say acoo acoo and make her little hands
go. But she was too good to live in this world
of trouble and if we are all good we shall see her
again. she is the happiest of the happy now. she
is with Grandma
Birth: 1778-10-16 Death: 1811-02-22
singing to God, and with all good
people. I hope that we shall all meet them.
It will not be long before we shall all [ leav ]
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Alternate Text: leave

this world and then we shall all meet in a better
world. I wish I was as good as Cornelia was
because there never was anybody better in this
world.
Our old cat is dead[ . ]
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Peter
Made a box and put her in he buried her
in the snow in the orchard till the groun-
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Editorial Note

The transcription of the note at the bottom of the image can be viewed in Letter from Augustus Henry Seward to Frances Alvah Worden, February 19, 1837

-d thaws. Docter Burt's
Birth: 1773-05-03 Death: 1859-02-03
dog bit snips
 Death: 1848
ear and it
bled almost all day but it is well now.
I have got a new book called 'Childs Botany'
 Publisher: S. G. Goodrich Place of Publication:Boston Date: 1828
I study
it in school. Captain Chase
Birth: 1785-04-07 Death: 1853-01-01
has got a boat that
runs on the ice it has got sails, and scates under it he
made it himself it goes a mile a minute. I sent the
old portable desk over to Mr Richardsons
Birth: 1780-12-19 Death: 1849-04-14
shop to be
fixed[ . ]
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Sam Harris
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tore the curly maple [ of ]
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Alternate Text: off
and
said he could not fix it for less than $2 and the
desk cost but $2 and a half when it was new.
I am much obliged to [ yo ]
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Alternate Text: you
for
your letter[ . ]
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your affectionate nephew
Augustus H Seward
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Unknown
Feb 19 1837
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
NY
Auburn NY
Feb 20
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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Augustus Seward
February 19