Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 19, 1843

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 19, 1843
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-06-19

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, June 19, 1843

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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: tap 

revision: crb 2018-03-06

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Dear Sis,
My things were all ready to put into the
trunk to come with Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
when I went up stairs
to inform the people of my intention I found Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24

very sick – this of course disappoints me you
will readily imagine how much – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is
so unhappy under his disappointment that I let
him go home with Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
who has just left me –
I have exchanged my intolerable Irish maid
Unknown

for a coulored girl
Unknown
recently from Geneva
A who only came this morning – Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16

left us Saturday for a visit of one two or
three weeks – I have spoken to Maria Johnson
Unknown
about
going to live with you she seems pleased with the idea
I told her I was not sure that you had not engaged
some one else – If you take her you must not expect
her to supply the place of Eliza
Unknown
she is not so neat
or so careful but I much prefer her to an Irish
girl – I think she has more energy than the other
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one I have – I have not sit down an hour to day
it is now 9 oclock I am very tired and have just
put my little boy to bed – No letter from you
or Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
this week yet – Henry still thinks I
may go but he would not if he had just come
from the room where both if his parents
x Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11  Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24 
are
sick and nearly helpless and Julia herself requiring
a nurse – it is discouraging – I hope you will
come out this month or next – Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16

says I must write you for him – Clara
has her two lower rooms arranged but
Maria
Unknown
is not very steady in her assistance
and Clara says she works very hard – She
has been sick the last week – Every body here
is complaining of the prevailing influenza
I suppose my turn will come – Henry's cough
continues – as he will smoke, eat onions and
drink tea and coffee I can do nothing for him
in the way of homoeopathia – my faith grows
stronger the more I see of the good effects of
that method and the evil of the old – Julia
has been dosed with pepermint and paregorick until
she has vomited repeatedly – I think she has
the cold – as the symptoms vary too materialy
to enable one to recognize it immediately – Mr
Croswell
Birth: 1807-11-07 Death: 1851-11-09
was too ill to preach yesterday – Mrs
Miller
Birth: 1799-01-04
has gone to Saratoga for a visit of 2 weeks
Let me know when Eliza is to leave – & whether you
want Maria – I give her 1$ a week which is as
much I think as she has ever had – Love to Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24

Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
sends love – Your own Sister –
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua –