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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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

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: msf 

revision: jaa 2018-10-25

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Editorial Note

This was included in a letter from Frederick William Seward to Frances Alvah Chesebro on August 23, 1840. Part of this letter is lost.
Last Monday evening Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and I attended the wedding of Elizabeth
Choat
Birth: 1813-03-17 Death: 1884-11-25
at Fitch’s
Birth: 1800 Death: 1883
— They have a fine large house and though
not au fait in all things relating to the beau monde every-
thing passed off well and agreeably — I have not enjoyed
a party so well in many years – There was an assemblage
of about 120 people about 20 of whom I could call by
name the rest I imagine were chiefly brothers and sisters
in the Church – The night Clara left I attended a
small party at Mrs E. Hills
Birth: 1796 Death: 1863-04-22
Mary Mumford
Birth: 1800 Death: 1860-12-31
is there
there were also Mr
Birth: 1793-04-12 Death: 1854-02-23Certainty: Probable
& Mrs Throop
Birth: 1806-02-11 Death: 1872-06-17Certainty: Probable
Abbott
x Birth: 1779-05-08  Death: 1847-10-15  Birth: 1790  Death: 1852-05-28 
Myers
x Birth: 1828-10-02  Death: 1849-10-21  Birth: 1801-04-15  Death: 1883-12-16 
Porter
x Birth: 1800-04-12  Death: 1886-03-29 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1790-10-24  Death: 1874-02-03 Certainty: Probable
and the
Conklings
x Birth: 1789-10-12  Death: 1874-02-05  Birth: 1791  Death: 1851-04-14 
William Hills
Birth: 1821-08-21 Death: 1875-07-12
was the most agreeable person I found
he is at home spending the vacation — came home with me
at 10 o clock — that night dear Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
was taken sick and
I have not been out of the house since — Yesterday was the
day of the convention & Mass Meeting. I believe it resulted
in a manner perfectly satisfactory to the Whigs — I wish
you could have seen the procession of wagons which
passed here I counted more than 100 – They gave
three cheers in passing for Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
which brought the
tears to my eyes — this was but a small part of the
whole — In the evening Mr Blount
Birth: 1792-02 Death: 1860-06-16
of New York, Mr Culver
Birth: 1803-03-15 Death: 1889-10-13

of Washington County and Mr Kelly
Birth: 1789-11-07 Death: 1859-12-02
of Ohio three of the
speakers called upon me – I do not think I shall
ever be able to recognize any of them again as Helen
Unknown

kept us sitting entirely in the dark the whole time of
their visit — They had seen Henry at Saratoga and told
me what you may have heard before that while addressing
an assembly of people the staging fell and overthrew him
with a multitude of others — it was singular that the
same accident happened to Webster
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24
either the same day
or the day previous — I believe no one was seriously
injured – Henry returned to Albany Friday — Willis Clark
Birth: 1808-10-05 Death: 1841-06-12

told me nothing in his letter — I do not hear from Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

except through your letters – he may have gone to Saratoga with
Henry there is a letter here for him from Oswego but I am at a
loss where to send it — Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
says many kind and some
unintelligible things about you in his letter to me — Do you
really think I had better come to Canandaigua I hardly know what to