Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 31, 1838

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 31, 1838
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-01-31

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 31, 1838

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

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: nwh 

revision: tap 2017-09-13

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Florida Jan 31st 1838
My dearest Sister, I hope you are not as nearly
frozen this cold weather as we are here – I long
for the atmosphere of a close stove room once more
We had a cold ride from Goshen in an open sleigh – could
get no other – we all have bad colds but are not
otherwise sick — we found Mr Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
& Mrs Seward
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
tolerably well
he is I think better than he was last summer – Ma
has not recovered the use of her hand yet and I think
it very doubtful whether she ever does – I think she
injured it by riding in the stage over rough roads
after they left Westfield – I commenced this letter yesterday
but was obliged to put it by as Locky
Birth: 1805-07-15 Death: 1848-05-14
came over to spend
the day – Locky is quite unwell she ruptured a small
blood vessel about two months ago, has not been able to do
any work since – has a pain and soreness of the chest
her son
Birth: 1833 Death: 1892
is very steady at present – appears much as he
[hole] to, which he has not done for some time past —
It is now Thursday – the cold is a little less intense to day should
it continue to moderate I think we will set out for Albany
tomorrow – we leave here in a sleigh and go on this
side of the river all the way – take the stage as soon
as we can find a regular line – the river we think
must be closed below Newburgh – I suppose Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
will
be detained 2 or 3 days in Albany – no one who has not
had a similar experience can know how anxious I am to
be once more at home with my children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
— as dear Grandma
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Editorial Note

Either PTM
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03
or Elizabeth Margarette Foote
Birth: 1750

used to tell us "experience is a hard teacher" — I am sorry
that I must wait until we reach Albany to hear any thing from
you or Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
– Should we be detained any longer than we
anticipate at present I will write again we hope
now to get home next week – Ma
Birth: 1778-10-16 Death: 1811-02-22
and Julia
Certainty: Possible
both send love
Julia asks a thousand questions about you and Fran
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
she says
"I do like Mrs Worden very much" — Julia is a good warm
hearted girl — Mary's
Unknown
time has expired — she has left and is
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at work somewhere in Warwick – You will perceive that
paper is rather scarce here – Kiss Frances for Aunty
Your own sister Frances
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
OntarioCounty
N.Y—
GOSHEN
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