Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, May 1, 1843

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, May 1, 1843
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-05-01

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, May 1, 1843

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: mht 

revision: crb 2018-07-09

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May 1st
My dearest Sister
After two days of great anxiety and unhappi-
ness on dear Willie’s
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
account your letter came to confirm all
my fears. I knew he was a very sick child the day you left
but as I had no manner of confidence in the physicians
here I was in some measure reconciled in your going
home where you could have a homeopathic doctor. I am
glad you have again adopted this treatment – I have faith
in no others. I take much reproach to myself that I have
so much urged you to consult Dr. Munn
Birth: 1804-04-07 Death: 1847-12-12
- he certainly
possesses no medical skill and I much fear no principle
or he would not attempt to use medicines with such an
entire ignorance of their qualities – however I will take
your advice and not make it a subject of discourse
among my foolish neighbors – I have been all day
very miserable on your account – my first impulse
this morning was to take the first cars to Auburn then
I remembered the size of your family and my inability
to assist you materially in the care of dear Willie who
prefers setting upon his mothers lap to any one else –
I am afraid you will yourself be sick – such constant
care and anxiety I am sure will wear you out – You
say nothing of the pain in your side – Do write me a
few words when you receive this – I shall not rest until
I hear that the little boy continues to improve – If you can
not write let one of the boys
x Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 
or Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24Certainty: Possible
tell me how he is
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it seems a long time until the mail comes in tomorrow.
If he is no better I shall come and immediately
I can write nothing else for I think of nothing else –
Willie has not been out of my mind a moment
since you left – Love to all –
Your own sister

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Lazette May 7th
1843