Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 1, 1842

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 1, 1842
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1842-06-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 1, 1842

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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: sss 

revision: crb 2017-07-06

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Wednesday, June 1st
My dearest Sister,
Your letter, which I have been expecting
some days came to day – you seem to be in the full tide
of housekeeping – I am sorry you do not find any one
to take Maria Elsies
Unknown
place – you are welcome to Maria
 Death: 1835-12-05

if you can do no better – she quarrels with Mary
Certainty: Possible

much of the time and I think would do much
better alone – I am better than I was when you
were here though not very well – I have had a
return of my usual sickness after an interval
of 9 weeks but my stomach still continues much
deranged – The weather has been cold and unpleasant
until yesterday – it is is still cool for the season –
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and I went yesterday to see Mrs Horner
Birth: 1780 Death: 1856-12-09
,
and Mrs Fosgate
Birth: 1817 Death: 1891-07-28
Mrs Compston
Birth: 1800 Death: 1851-06-04
still continues
very ill with inflammatory rheumatism Mrs
Horner is not well – Eliza
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31
seemed in very
comfortable health judging from her sister which
is not always a proof – Mrs Fosgate
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had been cleaning house and was suffering with tooth ache
(how is your own tooth) – she enquired about you
and seemed disappointed that you had not time to go &
see her – I was unable to give her as much information
respecting Anthony Blanchard’s
Birth: 1801-05-27 Death: 1861-05-01
wife
Birth: 1819-11-09
as she desired –
We met Mrs Beardsley
Birth: 1815-03-06 Death: 1854-07-16
in the street who also enquired
very particularly about you – I received a letter
from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
last Friday he had waited until he thought
I had reached Auburn and directed his letter here –
I hear from Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
almost every day – he has been
again to Orange County at the request of his father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24

who still continues ill – He left his mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
rather
more comfortable than when he was there before – Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22

went with him – Emily Weed
Birth: 1827-10-10 Death: 1889-02-10
has been sick of a
fever – Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
still continues to suffer from the
same attacks she had last Winter – Henry talks
of coming home in a week or two but I think it doubtful
He keeps Jenny yet though I advised that she be
given away – it is impossible to keep her either
here or at Albany without confining her to a

[top Margin] I send the $5 – make use of it for yourself I should
have given it to you before you left had I had it

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small space which is cruel – Jenny
 Death: 1843-06-24
the bird has four
more eggs and is sitting upon them with great diligence
Bob
 Death: 1844-01-25
is to come home with Henry previous to the
season of moulting – The horses are for sale and have
prospect of a purchaser – I believe that is all the Albany
news except some ladies calls which I do not remember
Underwood
Unknown
went home Monday – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
was to leave
yesterday morning for HopkintonDickens
Birth: 1780-07-29 Death: 1861-10-23Certainty: Possible
has not
arrived did you see an account of his private theatricals
in MontrealWillie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
says he is very “happy” I asked him
what made him so “milk” was the answer – he drinks immense
quantities – He enquires when Aunty is coming again and says
he wants her to come “now” – The poor little kits
Unknown
have lost
their mother
Unknown
she was found dead in her bed Sunday morning
we cannot account for her death unless John
Certainty: Possible
has struck or
kicked her as he is in the habit of doing – The kittens
are fed with a teaspoon – John, the cat, lies with them when
his business will allow – Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
covers them up every night with
a piece of carpet and to day has been teaching them to take
milk from a bottle with a sponge – Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
keeps a
recess and is altogether quite as happy as he anticipated
I wish I could have felt as well as I do now when
you were with me at Albany – You had a dull visit –
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Clara talks of housekeeping – I believe McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
wishes to commence
immediately if he can procure a house – Gov Dorr
Birth: 1805-11-05 Death: 1854-12-27
seems
to have come to light again though he does not tell where
Love to Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
I suppose she is quite happy to be at home
Your own Sister
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
Unknown
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN
JUN 2
N.Y.
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[bottom Margin] I will send the sample to Maria Wood
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but promise
all the silk will be gone