Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, July 29, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, July 29, 1840
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-07-29

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, July 29, 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

transcription: crb 

revision: tap 2017-10-16

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Editorial Note

This letter is written after SxB’s letter on the same sheet.
Wednesday afternoon –
My dearest Sister, Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
would hardly have left his letter in my
care had he thought I would have detained it a day – but until now
I have not had a moment of leisure to finish it – he left yesterday
morning at 7 oclock – I was the whole day occupied in preparing
work for two sewing girls
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Unknown

Unknown
Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
returned in the evening – he
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leaves tomorrow for Albany – sends abundance of love to you. Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08

was here Thursday on his way to Westfield to spend his vacation
he went two Owego to meet his father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
– we were more alone last
week than any time since my return – improved the time in
making visits when the weather was not too warm to prevent that
exertion – Pa has to day returned from Syracuse where he has been
since last Saturday. I believe most of the time at Baldwin’s
Birth: 1797-02-04 Death: 1863-08-22Certainty: Probable

the visit I suppose will be returned soon. – Harry
Birth: 1793-04-15 Death: 1871-08-27Certainty: Probable
was here
a week ago – his health is so much improved that he thinks he
will be able to spend this winter at the North. I was not aware
until now that his disease was Bronchitis – his lungs were also
diseased – he says you ought not to think of spending a winter
in this Climate – his disease originated in an inflammation of the
mucous membrane which extended to the Bronchia and finally
to the lungs – this is his account of it – Sam says you think
of going to Texas with a daughter
Unknown
of Helen ann Townsend's
Unknown
. Who has
she married and what is the object of her journey – tell me all
about it for he could not – Blatchford thinks you not so
well as you were the last month in Albany. I am surprised that
Dr. Beigler
Birth: 1818 Death: 1858-08-03
has not come along. I feel constantly anxious about you
how glad I should be were the railroad finished between this and
Canandaigua – I have been thinking of coming out next week should
Henry not return – but on reading over your letter I find some
inducements which are not weak to defer my visit until the middle
of August or until Henry goes west – I wish I could see you
and not all your neighbors
Unknown
when I come. I suppose I must
return to Albany the begg beginning of Sept. if I stay a week
with you I shall have but I one week left to prepare to go
and to reconcile Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
to his new nurse be she who she may
it is quite uncertain now – with your permission I will bring
Maria with me – I will write again the last of the week and let
you know my decision – Sam was wonderfully well pleased with his
visit he talked of nothing else while he remained – is a "little
touched" as Dr Smith
Birth: 1780-12-27 Death: 1839-12-04
used to say – but I fancy the permanency
of his impression depends now upon you than the young lady
herself – I hope you have made a voyage of discovery before this –
I think it probable he will accompany Henry to Chautauque though
I am not officially informed – Mrs Lucas
Birth: 1794-01-12 Death: 1876-05-12
spent an evening
with me last week – she told me a great many strange things
which I have in reserve for you – she is at her new residence but I
think without boarders or any immediate prospect of having any.
Ann
Unknown
has gone home for a fortnights visit which makes Mrs Miller
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17

face somewhat longer than is becoming – Mrs Finn
Unknown
was buried
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this morning – Caroline Smith
Birth: 1807
is some better – Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
thinks you had better
come with Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
and visit us all and I stay at home – I believe
it would be quite as comfortable for us all if you will consent
what say you – Why cannot you come in any event – I will do as
you desire. Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
has been sick two days with a return of
neuralgia produced by derangement of his stomach – I will tell
his dream the other morning for Fan
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
– he dreamed he had been
reading until becoming very much fatigued he shut up his
book and laid his head upon it to sleep when behold it was
changed into a pillow of fur – immediately he awoke and found
the soft pillow to be no other than dear Willies little soft hair –
his face was directly upon Willies head – Willie improves but is still
rather turbulent – he is most obliged to his Aunty for the sweet
little robe – Sam brought it with great care. Do take care of your
health dear Sis – love to Frances. Frederick thanks her many
times for the pretty entertaining books she sent him – your own
Sister.
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN NY
JUL 30
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