Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Lazette Miller Worden, April 9, 1843

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Lazette Miller Worden, April 9, 1843
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-04-09

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Lazette Miller Worden, April 9, 1843

action: sent

sender: Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826-12-12  Death: 1909-08-24

location: Canandaigua, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: mec 

revision: ekk 2016-02-09

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Canandaigua April 9th
Dear Ma,
I have just received your letter I should have written before
but thought I would wait until I received a letter from you
Caroline Simmons
Unknown
did not go home until yesterday. C Smith
Unknown
, Simm ^ons^
and C Wader
Birth: 1824 Death: 1915-03-03
were here to tea Friday W Blossom
Birth: 1792-04-09 Death: 1849-05-29
Phelps
Birth: 1825-03-13 Death: 1862-08-23
& Shepard
Unknown
spent the
evening. They went about 9 1/2 for I did not urge them to stay later
Last night C Smith & I were at C Wader When I told Pa
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
we were
going he wanted to know if he should leave a light and when to
expect us home We might have staid until 12 but we came home
at quarter to ten. Caroline Phelps
Birth: 1824-05-19 Death: 1848-07-25
called Wednesday I was at [ curch ]
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Alternate Text:  church

She came again on Thursday with Miss Tichenar
Unknown
& Bob
Unknown
.
Mrs Gibson
Birth: 1796-09-15 Death: 1881-06-28
called. Billy
Birth: 1829-10-22 Death: 1861-04-20
is home Report says he has been sent home
that he sold his clothes for drink. Mrs Williams Amanda
Birth: 1821 Death: 1858-10-12
has been
dangerously ill Mr Gibson
Birth: 1783-04-13 Death: 1863-11-20
knew she would die but from the last
accounts she was recovering. Every body wants to know where you are
Or what you are at Rochester for and when you are coming
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I tell them all that I don't know anything more about it than
they do. The Oleander arrived safely Col Blossom asked a variety
of questions and admired it much. The picture takes much
I have hung it and thrust the other upstairs. Olsia
Unknown
still contr-
ives to slaughter flies. Alfred
Unknown
still continues to work well. The front
yard is all cleared up & ^that side of^ the cellar windows out. He stays at home
The mud is cleaning up nicely. I have been to curch all day at
our curch tonight I shall go to see old Mrs Gorham
Birth: 1766 Death: 1848-09-16
a little while
Rebeca
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13Certainty: Probable
came in yesterday. I donot go out only once in a while of
an errand. I was down at the depot yesterday to see C S off. I have been
to see Miss Beecher
Unknown
and paid her. I met Mrs Mary Gorham
Birth: 1804-12-21 Death: 1893-08

in the street yesterday She gave Lia
Unknown
and me a very priming
invitations to come and see her. Elisabeth
Unknown
says we have a great dea
many invitations to go out lately. There has been no company
here except Friday and I have not been out until last night for
any evening since you have been gone. We have curch every day
this week. Mr Prevost
Birth: 1806-10-08 Death: 1843-11-15
had another sermon today as cutting as the one
last Sunday morning. There was a man
Unknown
at curch to day in
the pew behind us that put his book up as Prentice unto
so when the sermon was about to commence I very quietly
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turned around and put it one side whereupon the man snat-
ched it and put it on the shelve quickly. Singing commences
a week from Teusday. We still continue to get along nicely all very
pleasant. I was obliged to pay Mr Grafts
Unknown
Thursday but Pa
gave me all of my money yesterday. Mr Wood
Birth: 1784-12-12 Death: 1850-05-24Certainty: Probable
brought in some
nice rock apples today He came in ^on^ Friday to see about Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

I believe that I have told you every thing new. Pa says that
there are some nice ladys at the Eagle Ms Hale
Unknown
& Strong
Unknown
the
latter always has on a red dress with tight sleeves'. Please
write soon for we all want to hear from Willie kiss
him for me. My love to Aunty
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
. I have read
one book through and am much obliged for both
You must excuse all mistakes for it was late when
I began this and I wanted to finish before candellight
Good bye your affectionate
daughter Frances
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Did not you take your carpet bag
with you to Rochester
Every body wants to know if I aint very
lonesome I should like to see you but
have not thought of being lonesome it
is something I know nothing about
I finished the Corsair
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Thursday
morning
Mrs Alvah Worden
At the Eagle Hotel
Rochester
NY
CANANDAIGUA
APR 11
N.Y.
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