Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Lazette Miller Worden, March 9, 1842

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Lazette Miller Worden, March 9, 1842
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1842-03-09

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Lazette Miller Worden, March 9, 1842

action: sent

sender: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: atb 

revision: ekk 2016-02-04

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M Auburn March the 9
Dear Lazette,
I have received both of your letters and your nice
present [ . ]
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I intended to have written to you before this and told you
that I had received the caps and am very much obliged to
you for them[ . ]
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I have not seen any made like the dress caps here[ . ]
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I like it very much though I have not been out lately to see
much of the fashion[ . ]
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I yesterday went with Mrs. Miller
Birth: 1778-10-16 Death: 1811-02-22
to see Mrs
Christopher Morgan
Birth: 1813-02-16 Death: 1893-10-14
she is staying at her fathers
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20
afew
days she looks as though she felt the loss of her little boy
Unknown

very much[ . ]
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I felt very sorry for her[ . ]
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Reason: 
Mrs Pitney
Birth: 1797-12-04 Death: 1862-05
made many
enquires about you when you was coming out again she
was very much dressed but she looked as though she
was all of sixty[ . ]
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we then went to see Mrs. Fosgate
 Death: 1848-03-10
she
has been quite sick but had got better she gave us quite a doleful
account of their all being sick there[ . ]
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the too Blanchards
x Birth: 1840  Death:   Birth: 1809  Death: 1887-09-11 
had
been very sick Mary
Birth: 1836
and Margaret
Birth: 1838-07 Death: 1916-12-09
and there Mother
Birth: 1817 Death: 1891-07-28
had not
been so bad but had been sick[ . ]
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Reason: 
I began to think that other people
had quite as much trouble as we had[ . ]
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as for your father he has
got quite well so that he goes out twice aday sometimes
sometimes he has his meals taken up in the North Room and
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then lies down on the sette and takes asleep has a fire
built there for him[ . ]
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Reason: 
it was rather unacountable why he would
not go to Albany with Underwood
Birth: 1818-02-08 Death: 1881Certainty: Probable
he made me think of the
man that Mrs. Trolep
Birth: 1779-03-10 Death: 1863-10-06
told of at the South that would not not
accept a pardon when he was going to be hung[ . ]
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Reason: 
he had been talking
of going to Albany and as I thought was waiting for a good opertuni ^t^ y
to go[ . ]
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I was very much rejoiced when Underwood came
thought that was all that was -wanted[ . ]
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Reason: 
Adaline
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told him
in the morning that Mrs Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
expected him back with
Mr Underwood he said he would not go in a [ fortnit ]
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Alternate Text: fortnight
if he did
then it [ appeard ]
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Alternate Text: appeared
to put astop to his goin he had told Mrs Miller
Birth: 1778-10-16 Death: 1811-02-22Certainty: Probable

that he was going that week so I have told you all that I knew
about I doubt very much whether he goes atall I dont know how
I shall get even get his Room cleaned if he does not go
or any of the House[ . ]
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Reason: 
I have had rather a dreary winter the best
and easyest part of the winter was when you was here but
I will not trouble you with my affairs any more[ . ]
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Reason: 
Mary says
I must tell you that our poor tommy
Unknown
is dead he was
sick too on three days we tryed to get him to take
catnip tea but it all did no good ^we felt quite bad^ [ . ]
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Reason: 
poor tom died Mary
thinks you and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
will feel very bad she says
you was so very fond of him and john
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looks very bad
to us now he is not handsom nor and thing that is good
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I had a letter from Frances this week and your father
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13

had one from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
but there was nothing new I shall be glad
when Augustus comes home it seams as though he had been gone
a year Caroline Smith
Unknown
has not been here since she returned from
your House nether have I been there but I will see her soon and tell
her Mrs Horner
Birth: 1813 Death: 1873-04-29Certainty: Possible
has lost her daughter
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at Detroit Mrs Bronson
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and Mrs Barton
Birth: 1807 Death: 1842-11-14
is very sick not expected to live I have
heard I have not seen any of them since I heard the news
you must not make much calculation about having Maria
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reports are very unfavorable about her they say that [ she ]
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is going to be a mother[ . ]
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I dont know whether it is true or
not I have not seen her in some time but I thought it [ mite ]
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Alternate Text: might

be true[ . ]
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Reason: 
Mrs Fernando Wood
Birth: 1822-02-02 Death: 1859-12-09
has returned to her fathers
Birth: 1776-06-05 Death: 1853-04
to
stay till after... which is expected to take place next
month Mr Wood is going to return to Wasington and then
come back home again before the great even happens
Mrs Hills
Birth: 1796 Death: 1863-04-22
has not had her great Party yet but she has had
a part of young people and a few Married ladies has got a new
Piano had music and dancing Sarah
 Death: 1913-11-09
was invited and
went she is going home next week[ . ]
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Reason: 
give my love to Frances
tell her I have not seen Hair Bolter
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lately
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Friday I intended to have sent this to-day but you father said
this morning that he should go to Albany tomorrow Mr Underwood
was going down and wanted he should go but he did not exactly
know whether he should go I have been all day geting things
ready he has just came in and says he is not going
I will not send this untill morning I think by that time I shall
finde out whether he goes or not I have not seen Mrs Rite
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in
some time[ . ]
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Reason: 

I had like to forgot to put my
name to this letter[ . ]
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I suppose you would know who it
was from if I had not
Clarinda Miller
McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
send his respects to you and Frances and says I must
tell you that he should like to have you take dinner with
him he has got a wild Goose you know I am not much in favour of
^wild game^
do come out as soon as you can if you do not go to Albany you
must come so that you can stay till she comes that Mrs Seward comes Home
it seams she alonge time to me since you was here -I shall
ecpect you and Frances early in April you must let me
know what time[ . ]
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Reason: 
Mrs Muir
Birth: 1801-01-27 Death: 1864-01-08
has got a young Daughter
Birth: 1835

Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
NY
Auburn N.Y.
Mar 12
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[right Margin] Friday afternoon your father has not gone yet I shall have to sende my letter without out
letting you know whether he goes or not[ . ]
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Reason: 
Gary Sascket
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02Certainty: Probable
and his wife
Birth: 1798-01-05 Death: 1851-03-18
has not made that
vist yet she and John
Birth: 1828-06-02 Death: 1898-06-26Certainty: Probable
has gone to Pensylvana [ . ]
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Reason: 
her sister
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was very sick I have Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29Certainty: Probable
and a
lord
once a week to stay all Night[ . ]
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dont you think the legislature
has had a great time going to Boston they have all had glory
anuff I should think[ . ]
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Reason: 
Poor little Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
I was affraid he
would be sick after his Ride[ . ]
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