Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 24, 1839

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 24, 1839
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-01-24

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 24, 1839

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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: sts 

revision: crb 2018-10-25

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Editorial Note

This was included in a letter from Frederick William Seward to Lazette Miller Worden on January 20, 1839.
My dearest Sister, I have kept Freddy's
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
letter
three or four days in order to hear something
from you and Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
–your letter came Tuesday
evening Henry's last evening–I had come to a
conclusion that you were so sick that you
could not write and as you know I could
not get to you had concluded not to inform
me of the same – Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
actually departed this
morning in company with Gerry
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
who came
along yesterday–what a dreadful stormy day it
was– I told you when I wrote last that I
had written to Henry that I would be ready
to go the 1st of February–his letter in answer
says he is overwhelmed with cases–that Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24

will come along about that time and that
we had better come with him–however he
says if I prefer it he will come for me–
Of course I cannot think of going unless he does
it seems to me like a journey across the
Rocky mountains to attempt to go at all
in my present health– I wrote to him yesterday
that you would not be ready quite so early
as the 1st of February–this was before I received
his letter–I shall write again in a few days &
tell Henry I would rather he would come if it
is not very inconvenient– Polly Ingles is here
sewing this week and I am of course grievously
tormented–I think it will take her longer than
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this week to finish my two dresses – the calico
is just finished–it is the most horrible
imitation of Mrs. Beardsleys
Birth: 1815-03-06 Death: 1854-07-16
pretty dress imaginable
if the silk one looks no better I think
I shall have occasion for my Brochè all
winter and summer too– a great bore this
[ mantaumaking ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: mantua-maker
–I am better than I was
last week–go down to a meal occasionally
we have seen no one this week it has
been so dismally cold– Miss Ingles
attended a ball Tuesday evening at the
Auburn House–all the Wardens
x Birth: 1812-11-12  Death: 1890-04-09  Birth: 1810-10-01  Death: 1841-04-24  Birth: 1809-01-19  Death: 1886-04-24  Birth: 1803-10-21  Death: 1861-03-22  Birth: 1781-02-26  Death: 1854-10-31 
were there except
Amanda
 Death: 1847-11-10
Catherine Leonard
Birth: 1827 Death: 1891-12-31
was one of the
party stayed until 11 oclock–also Lilas
Muir
Birth: 1826-10 Death: 1909-04-03
and some other little girls who
to have been in bed– Henry writes that
Cornelia's
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
remains were brought to Florida this
is all he says he seems as he says he is
very unwilling to write any thing on this
subject– Freddy thinks he would
like very much to play in the snow with
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and ButtercupClara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
sends love–
We have seen nothing of old Mr Smith's
Birth: 1780-12-27 Death: 1839-12-04Certainty: Possible
death
but should be happy to believe it– it is
growing dark so good bye–I wish you could
come out immediately–your own Sister Frances