Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 23, 1840

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 23, 1840
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1840-08-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 23, 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: csh 

revision: crb 2017-06-30

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Sunday afternoon Aug 23d
My dearest Sister, I would not write to day feeling as I do altogether
uncomfortable and somewhat dispirited but that I have no prospect
of an hour of leisure tomorrow – Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
went to Romulus Thursday –
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was taken ill the same night with Summer complaint
and continues ill yet – having but one girl in the kitchen
Marie
Unknown
so I must be there most of the time and the weather
is so exceedingly warm that I have no strength for any
thing – Willie nurses almost the whole time – he rejects all
that is offered him in the way of food except those things which
he must not eat – To day I have the nervous headache in
addition to the toothache which I have had more or less
every day since I was so foolish to employ a dentist
I received your letter this morning – this afternoon in place of
a letter from Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
I have a few lines from Willis Clark
Birth: 1808-10-05 Death: 1841-06-12

who is in Albany saying that Henry intends writing when he gets
time – this is all I have heard from him in nearly a fortnight
except by the report of others – I suppose I shall feel better
natured about it when my teeth cease aching – I am sorry to hear
that your head troubles you so much I am afraid sewing so steadily
does you harm– I had hoped to be with you early this week but
I cannot travel in the stage with Willie at present – I hope he
will be better in a few days but even then I doubt whether
you will enjoy our visit much – he will not get acquainted
with any one in a week and when any stranger is present is
very uncomfortable even at home unless unless he is in my
arms – Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
I have given up as an escort – I received
a letter from him yesterday written on the Ohio River and
mailed at Cincinnati – What he is there for and how
long he is to remain are mysteries which I have not
wisdom to solve – he makes no mention of any intention
to return home – I am sorry now that I did not take an
extra and go on with Arnold
Unknown
and Henrietta
Birth: 1796-03-24 Death: 1852-11-14
– Clara went to
Romulus last Thursday – McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
took her over and returned
the next morning – She will be home about the middle
of this week I suppose – comes to the bridge in the steam
boat – Sally Lewis
Birth: 1804-11-12 Death: 1891-01-13
is coming back with her – We have
no girl in the kitchen to supply Ann's
Unknown
place yet –
The remainder of my letter I will write with Fred’s
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

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do I want to come very much and so does Fred but it seems almost irrational
do write just what you think and whether you will come here
if I do not – do you think of any thing I can do for Willie
I must stay at home perforce until he is better – Mr
Birth: 1786-08-11 Death: 1869-06-20
and Mrs Cary
Birth: 1787-08-11 Death: 1863-06-22

passed through here last week the day Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
went to Syracuse he met
them somewhere – they were told I had gone to Albany which prevented their
calling – I am very sorry – John A. King
Birth: 1788-01-03 Death: 1867-07-07
called this evening we were at Fitch's
Birth: 1800 Death: 1883

I did not see him –
Should the weather become cooler and Willie better you must not
be surprised if I come along, before I write again – Should
he become alarmingly ill I should of course write instantly – I give him nothing
now but Fosgate's
Birth: 1809 Death: 1887-09-11
cordial – I have not seen any of the
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
Auburn
Aug 24

[right Margin] Fosgates
Birth: 1817 Death: 1891-07-28
in a long time – Walter
Birth: 1805 Death: 1848-01-13
is recovering from his illness
Love to Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
– Frederick has written his letter in a great hurry
your own sister –