Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 21, 1842

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 21, 1842
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1842-08-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 21, 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: mmh 

revision: crb 2017-11-10

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Sunday afternoon
My dear Sister
Our dear little boy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home safely
yesterday – John was at the depot waiting for him – He
was delighted with his visit and only regretted that he could not
stay longer – upon the whole he wishes “Aunty would come
here and live”. I have been quite lonely without him – He
says I must tell Aunty that he went out to look at ‘Jupiter
and Saturn’ the ‘Cross’ and ‘Lyra’ last night at 8 oclock
precisely — dear Freddy his affections are too much like
those of woman to promise wish happiness — such loving natures
seldom meet with entire sympathy here — Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
in answer
to my letter appoints Wednesday, to meet us at Utica – So
Wednesday we go, rain or shine – McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
goes as far as Syracuse
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has come to at least three or four different conclusions
on the subject – to day the going side preponderates in the
scales – I hope there will not be another change – for I really
think it will be of service to her to have a respite from the
cares of housekeeping – for my own part I feel wonderfully
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renovated — Dont you find the Legislative debates amusing
Henrys message seems rather a bitter pill for the opposition
their wrath is great but unfortunately cannot produce
annihilation –If they spend all the time quarreling
I suppose they may continue in session some time to
come – Bradish
Birth: 1783-09-15 Death: 1863-08-30
you observe is the candidate for Albany
Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
thinks he will get the nomination – Collier
Birth: 1787-11-13 Death: 1873-03-24
however
is of a different opinion — Clara and I went to
make some calls Friday – called at Mrs Wrights
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04

where we saw no one but Maryanna
Birth: 1825-08-26 Death: 1872-07-03
— Mrs Wright
and her mother
Birth: 1771-03-25 Death: 1844-03-26
were out – so was Mrs Dr Smith
Birth: 1826-12-05

I went to Compstons
x Birth: 1800  Death: 1851-06-04  Birth: 1790  Death: 1850-04-03 
where all the children have had
the scarlet fever – Mrs Horner
Birth: 1813 Death: 1873-04-29
is expected back this
week – Mrs Lee
Unknown
Mrs Porter’s
Unknown
sister is here – I
have not seen her — I suppose you are glad to have
another cool day – decidedly cool — We have all been
to church and heard Billy Bostwick
Birth: 1797-02-19 Death: 1845-10-06
preach – he is
a caricature of a clergyman – though I believe a very
good man – his wife
Birth: 1809-05-01 Death: 1845-09-28
is with him – looks very sour
(we met her in the street) whether it was in consequence of
my not calling or the result of her quarrel with
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the District School Library I am unable to determine though
probably the former – Billy has failed in consequence
of endorsing for Graves
Unknown
– I am told he had quite a pretty
place – They are now going to Michigan
Fred took a ride on horseback the day he returned –
His grandpa wishes him to stay here but I think he will
go with me — Henry writes that Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is home
and in considerable tribulation about clothes – his
vacation continues but two weeks one of which
will have passed before I get there — Mrs Nelson
Beardsley
Birth: 1815-03-06 Death: 1854-07-16
called last evening – inquired very
particularly about you – she has been at Catskill
with her sisters
x Birth: 1811-09-11  Death: 1896-07-28  Birth: 1809-09-13  Death: 1893-01-01 
some time — I had a letter
from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
Friday – he is well – it is now
five weeks to his vacation — I hope to get ready
to return early in October — Clara sends love
and Freddy oceans of the same article —
your own sister
Frances
Willie’s
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
eyes are I think a little better
but fear the relief is only temporary –
Fred says he had his boots mended
without paying for them – I will
do that at some future time —
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
AUG 21
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