Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 3, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 3, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-09-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 3, 1837

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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: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: ahf 

revision: crb 2015-10-19

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Sunday September 3rd
My dearest Sister,
We reached home about 6 oclock
Friday evening, were not crowded and had rather a
pleasant ride. The first intelligence we received at
Geneva was that our cloaks and parasol had arrived a
few hours in advance of us. I am sorry we brought
yours away, it is now safely deposited in the store
room to be sent home the first opportunity. I saw Serene
Birth: 1802

only a moment, her little boy
Birth: 1836 Death: 1910-07-27
was sick she was afraid
with the billious fever. She had purposed writing to you
that day but was prevented by his illness. she is anxious
to have you come but I suppose thought it would not
be so pleasant for you at this time, if you were well I
should think it a kindness for you to go and stay with her[ . ]
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she looks ill but did not complain. She desired me not
to alarm her mother
 Death: 1848-03-10
by saying anything to her about Samuel's
sickness but intended to send for her should he get materially
worse. I saw Mrs Fosgate in Church today, she said
she had not heard from Serene recently so I fancy the
little boy is better. Almira Hills
Birth: 1813-10-25
is a very commonplace
young lady, perfectly well disposed but posessing rather
more of her mothers
Birth: 1763-10-09 Death: 1847-10-26
coarseness than is precisely agreeable[ . ]
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Reason: 

She alluded so indelicately to the death of my precious little
Nealy
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
that it grated horribly upon my feelings, but
I must try and bear these things better, my dear baby
I have just been looking over her little wardrobe, it is all that I
have left of her here, but she has gone to one whose love passes that
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of a mother. I must not complain. He gave and He hath taken away.
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
does not look quite well, says she has been sick a good
deal of the time this summer. Tuesday ‑ I was interrupted
Sunday and could not finish my letter. yesterday
I was prevented taking it up, the morning was
occupied with my school and household duties and the
afternoon with company. I write now in haste as
I am determined not to detain my letter another night[ . ]
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Mrs Beardsley
Birth: 1815-03-06 Death: 1854-07-16
has just called, she made many enquiries
about you. Adeline Richardson
Birth: 1817-10-17 Death: 1902-10-05
and James Wood
Birth: 1817 Death: 1886-02-12
were
married this morning, what is very singular they
sent to Utica to Dr. Rudd
Birth: 1779-05-24 Death: 1848-04-15
to marry them, can
you explain this, it is very disrespectful to Mr
Lucas
Birth: 1799 Death: 1839-08-25
, has occasioned much speculation, no one
can explain, even Debby
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for onse is silent. She and
George
Birth: 1805-10-07 Death: 1844-02-05
did not attend the wedding so I suppose
they were not altogether suited. Miss Talcott
is staying with Maria Miller
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17
. We were there a
few minutes last evening, everyone looks very natural
the village charmingly. I concluded when I came back
that it was altogether the prettiest plase I had seen.
Clara thinks she will go to Middlsex Saturday remain
there Sunday and return Monday by the way of
Canandaigua. I hope you will be ready to accompany
her either to Serenes or home if Serenes boy is sick
we hear nothing more about it. Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
is obliged
to leave t day after tomorrow for Philadelphia, thinks
he will not be absent over 2 weeks. Mrs was
here today, her husband
Unknown
is dead, she wishes f very
much to see you. Tell Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
that Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
takes
the whole care of the pony himself, it belongs to Mr
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Watson
Unknown
, is only borrowed, it is a real Indian pony, came from
the south. Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
is sorry to say that the kittens were so
naughty that Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
put them in a basket and
carried them off, they have I fear destroyed the
grapevine at the back door which is very full of grapes
if the frost does not prevent we shall have abundance
of grapes this season. Clara will tell you everything new.
Mrs Benedict
Unknown
continues & continues to sew –slowly–
Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
came to see me yesterday. Peter and Mary expect
to appear at the next court of Common pleas to have
the case of assault and battery settled, they seem on
remarkably friendly terms for persons so situated. Dr &
Mrs. Rudd
Birth: 1785
called yesterday.
your own Sister
Frances
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
Ontario Co.
Auburn N.Y.
Sep 6
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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Sept 3
Unknown
Sept 3