Letter from Frederick William Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 7, 1840

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 7, 1840
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-02-07

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 7, 1840

action: sent

sender: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: smc 

revision: crb 2019-01-25

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Editorial Note

This included a letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden on February 7, 1840.
Albany February 7th 1840
My dear Aunt,
I received your letter this morning. Robinson
Crusoe
Author: Daniel Defoe Publisher: John Lormax Place of Publication:New York Date: 1831
brought all the animals excepting the lioness 2
who will do some mischief I am afraid if she is 3
loose. Please ask Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
what she has done with the 4
ostrich– I suppose that he pecked her so that she 5
dare not put him up. If it will not be too 1/2 1/2
much trouble to Mr Bronson
Unknown
I wish that he 1 1/2
would fetch some of the cages. Willy
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is very happy 2
to day. He is trying to put up his little chair on
the school district library book-case. I must go and help him
– I have put it up for him and he has pulled
it down again saying "da*" and has put it up
on the couch where he has put himself also and
is striking the wall with great vigour. Down goes
the chair from off the couch. He brought his picture-book
to me this morning pointed to D and said
*Meaning "There"
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"D" very plain. The other morning when he had been
in the cold entry he came to the fire and warmed
his hands as he had seen the doctor
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do and said
"cold." He can say all these words. John
He pronounces them this way. ^Dohn^ May Mary
Besides this he can moo, Cold Cold
grunt and bark. He is now Ky Dicky
fighting with Mrs Brown because Huwah Hurrah
he cannot shake the washstand & Ca Cake
spill the water Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
& Pa
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Da There
are both sick to day. They are Ma Man
better though than they were yesterday. I hope that
you will come down this winter. Frances wanted a
letter almost all about Willy & behold here it is.
Your affectionate nephew,
Frederick.
P.S. I forgot to ask you to send down my monkeys
with the cages.
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Auburn
Care of Mr Wood
Birth: 1805-10-07 Death: 1844-02-05Certainty: Possible

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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Freddy 1840