Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, July 20, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, July 20, 1840
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Date:1840-07-20

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, July 20, 1840

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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

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revision: tap 2018-10-25

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Editorial Note

This was included in a letter from Frederick William Seward to Lazette Miller Worden on July 20, 1840.
Monday afternoon
My dearest Sister,
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has just set off for Albany
the house seems deserted and I feeling rather
lonely fly to my usual solace – I should
have written before but knowing that you
had your boy
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
with you I thought you
would not miss my letter – Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
is still
here – will go to Osw Owego in a day or two to
visit Marcia's
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
friends
Unknown
– then return here to
meet Henry and complete the business in
which they have been engaged some days –
Henry purposes being absent about a week –
stops at Utica to night – Ann Eliza Dougherty
Birth: 1793 Death: 1849-04-19

has just been here – in consequence of Addison's
losing the appointment I was treated with a
reception as cold as a Lapland Winter – it
appears that she did not call upon me but
dear Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
not thinking any thing about disappointed
applicants came and invited me to go and see
her – Henry met her – to him she did not
condescend to speak at all – Well I suppose it
is a matter of importance to them – there are
so many similar cases that we cannot afford
to waste much sensibility upon them – I hope
Serene
Birth: 1802
will not look cross that would make
me sorry – Bill
Unknown
behaves badly as I presume
Blatchford has told you – he seems to think the
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Bill reducing the lawyers fees was a
malicious attempt to "ruin his family" –
how important people must feel when they think
the entire action of the Legislature regards them
individually – but with William it is not the
Legislature who have sinned – he considers the
Executive alone answerable for this enormity –
I was half inclined to write you a line by Sibley
Birth: 1796-11-06 Death: 1852-09-08

the other day but finally thought better of it –
Miss Bullions
Birth: 1820 Death: 1886-07-06
looked beautifully and was very
agreeable – I wonder if she is as good as pretty
She would not promise me a visit though I invited
her very cordially – Sibley says his wife
Birth: 1802-01-29 Death: 1877-05-21
will
accompany him to the Springs in August and on
her way thither will pass a day with Mrs
Seymour
Birth: 1798-06-03 Death: 1850-11-14Certainty: Possible
in Auburn – I have thought of
you very often this warm weather – how has it
affected you? was your throat any better? – I
am shivering with cold to day but I am not
well which probably increases the discomfort of the
change – Clara is better of her cold but not well –
Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
you perceive has at length completed the letter
he commenced some weeks ago – Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
declined accompanying
his father to Schenectady to day – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
trudges all over
the house and yard alone he is so fearless that
I am afraid some accident will befal him, was very wroth
with Maria the other day because she would not let him
put his finger in the old cows eye – catches pussy
Unknown
by
the tail and Snip
 Death: 1848
by the ears regardless of the snaps
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and scratches with which his advances are met by
the parties assailed – I intend to do up a quantity of
visiting while Henry is away – I cannot yet say when I
shall come to see you but think some time in August –
Augustus Seward
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
will be along this week on his way
to Chautauqua to spend a vacation –
John Duer
Birth: 1782-10-07 Death: 1858-08-08
was here to day, returning from a visit at the West
Unknown

I received a letter from Harriet Bogart
 Death: 1888-08-20
yesterday – all well
have not commenced repairing the house – doubtful whether
they commence at all – Clara sends love says she is
very glad that Blatchford has an opportunity to spend

Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
JUL 20
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[right Margin] another week with you – Give my love to him and tell we shall all be glad
to see him when he returns – Mr Seward received a letter from his father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24

a few days since perhaps he mentioned it when he wrote – all
were well – Pray let us hear from you soon – your own Sister