Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 30, 1842

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 30, 1842
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Date:1842-10-30

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 30, 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: mlb 

revision: crb 2017-11-14

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Auburn Sunday afternoon
My dear Sister,
I am home once more with all the furniture
when I wrote last Monday I was in the "slough of Despond"
Author: John Bunyan Publisher: Fisher, Son & Co. Place of Publication:London Date: 1839

in consequence of a violent sick headache which continued
all day notwithstanding which I left 130 cards for
the benefit of my acquaintances – Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
went to N. York
the same afternoon – The next day I dispatched a note
to Mr Corning
Birth: 1794-12-14 Death: 1872-04-09
requesting him to make some arrangement
about the cars which were to take our furniture – He was
out of town but my note fell into the hands of some of
the other directors – who together with Mr. Rogers
Unknown
made
the necessary arrangements – The cars were to leave Albany
Thursday evening and wait for us at Schenectady in con-
sequence of the inclined planes – we could make use of any
number we chose – Tuesday I was well and we all
accomplished so much packing that I could see through
very plainly – Wednesday I finished my cards and
made visits to those whom I felt especially obliged
Page 2

This occupied me until tea time – spent the evening packing –
Thursday morning Mr Rogers came at 8 oclock with 3
carmen and an extra hand to help load – a man came
from Winne's
Unknown
to put the furniture safely into the cars
every box was ready and before 2 oclock every article
had gone to the depot – all worked faithfully – Henry
came home just after breakfast – I thought he seemed
rather downcast that we had progressed so rapidly
as he thought when he left it would be time enough to see
about the cars after he returned – He and H. Underwood
Birth: 1818-02-08 Death: 1881

were bu very busily engaged in writing all day and
were quite surprised when they found the house empty
I had one errand down street which I performed before dinner
Then Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
came and after two Mr
Birth: 1804 Death: 1874-06-12
and Mrs
Birth: 1813 Death: 1873-04-29
Horner
Mr Bowen
Birth: 1808-02-25 Death: 1886-09-29
was also there in the evening – as Henry had some
writing of importance to do he finally concluded that Underwood
must go with me – however he changed his mind in the
morning and came – We came off in the morning leaving dear
meek little Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
in the care of Mr Underwood — he kissed
me a great many times and sent words of love to Aunty
he will stay until January – On reaching the top of
Page 3

the inclined plane we found 2 of the 6 freight careshad been
left one containing the large picture and the oleanders which
could not be stored in a close car — I was fearful the
severe frost on Thursday night had destroyed the plants – They
promised to send them on with the evening train but they
did not come until this morning – and are yet at the depot
except the oleanders which I sent for this morning – they
do not seem to be injured – Yesterday was a busy day – we
unpacked all the glass china and lamps which McIntosh's
Unknown

man
Unknown
was three days packing – and some of the furniture
much of it is badly rubbed – the piano was badly pack[ ed ]
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by Boardman's
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men
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and I fear is injured – The pictures which
we have are all safe – the house is full to overflowing I think
if I have good health I shall be able to get in order in
about 2 months – in the mean time I hope you will
come out immediately while the pleasant days last –
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
will remain one week longer though his vacation
has expired — it is decided that he goes to the Point
I wish very much to have you see him before he leaves – Henry
will return tomorrow – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is well and very happy
his eye is much better – Billy
Unknown
is with us – Marie
Unknown

is still here and Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
has a new Irish woman
Unknown
in the
kitchen who is very cross – Mary
Unknown
left the day before
we came home – I shall expect you and Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
this
week — Your own
Frances –
Page 4

The directors very politely gave us a large car calculated for 16
persons all to ourselves – a good fire and every attention possible
the birds came in the cars with us – The canaries soon
accommadated themselves to the jarring and all drank and slept
as usual – but poor Bob
 Death: 1844-01-25
was determined to resist the motion
and was so uncomfortable that I was fearful of the consequences
he was drooping all day – we have feed him spiders and worms
he seems surviving – so much for an unyielding disposition
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN
OCT
30
N.Y.
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