Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 27, 1843

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 27, 1843
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1843-08-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 27, 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: obm 

revision: tap 2018-03-01

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Sunday afternoon—
My dear Sister,
I have been anxious to hear from you
again since I received your letter saying you were
ill — I am apprehensive that you may not have
recovered yet though I am confident the homeopathic
treatment will be much more favourable to a restoration
to health than the old school — I feel quite relieved
that Jane
Birth: 1824-03-20 Death: 1909-04-29
has gone it is much easier taking care of a
large family of ones own than to have one guest to
entertain when one is sick — I had a respite of 5
days after the close of the convention — during which
time Henry was attending court at Lyons — Then
Seth Hawley
Birth: 1810-02-10 Death: 1884-11-10
of Buffalo came and spent two days
and last evening at 8 oclock came Sam
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
and
Mary Blatchford
Birth: 1823-10-29 Death: 1852-02-14
— They are on their way to Niagara
I presume intended favouring you with a visit — I told
them you were very ill the last time you wrote — I
think they will remain here two or three days longer
from present appearances — I do not know when I
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am to get ready to go to West PointAbbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
gets no time
to sew and when we have company it is very inconvenient
having a seamstress in the house — Dear Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is
just now getting some summer clothing made and Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Bill
Unknown
have both gone without any wn addition
to their wardrobe until this time — Fanny Chatterton
Birth: 1833

has been sewing for me a few days when we were
alone — Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
left this morning afternoon for Boston he
went to Syracuse to spend the night — Capt Chase
Birth: 1785-04-07 Death: 1853-01-01
and
Underwood
Unknown
are to join him tomorrow — he will be
gone 10 or 12 days — intends to stop at West Point
on his return and see our boy
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
— I received a letter from
him to day — they are to go into quarters next Tuesday
when he commences studying — I am thankful
he has continued well through the Summer — It
is uncertain yet when I shall go down probably
some time next month — I shall not bring
Willie to Canandaigua unless you are better and
have some more useful help than you have had.
Mr Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
is here, he and Mary
Birth: 1835-10-04 Death: 1895-01-27
have been at
Saratoga — he says Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is there at the
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American Hotel — this will account for your having
received no answer from Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
— though I think
she should have sent some answer ^word —^ — I received a
letter from Julia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
last week she says Mr
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
and Mrs
Seward
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
are both comfortable — Mother much better than
when she went home — she also says that Mary
Unknown
will be
ready to come to me some time in October — I suppose
she will be far from faultless but it will be a great
relief to have some one who can cook a meal alone.
Ann
Unknown
my woman is engaged to Mrs Beach
Birth: 1793-05-15 Death: 1845-03-26
and I presum[ e ]
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will leave me without any one in a week or two as she
says Mrs Beach is in a hurry — That reminds me of Serene
Birth: 1802

who came here with 3 children
x Birth: 1841  Death: 1907-12  Birth: 1836  Death: 1910-07-27  Birth: 1838  Death:  
2 babies
x Birth: 1842  Death: 1917  Birth: 1842-01  Death: 1930-01-01 
and no one to assist
her in the care of them — I sent her a niece
Unknown
— of our John’s
Unknown

who had just come from Ireland — just as she has taught
her so as to make her at all useful John has engaged her
to Mrs Dill
Birth: 1809-01-19 Death: 1886-04-24
and Mrs Dill insists upon her coming to
her immediately leaving Serene sick & lame with two
babies alone — I have been interrupted an hour by Sam
and now must hurry to get my letter in the mail before
8 oclock — Sam wishes me to enquire if you are well
enough and desire to see them there — he proposed writing
himself. I told him I could make the enquiry as well a
would ask Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
to write a line in answer immediately
as they think of leaving here Tuesday or Wednesday —
if you are not better they will not stop at Canandaigua
I do not think they propose staying long but cannot say
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do not think of seeing them unless you are well and
have some help — I have not seen Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
in 2 days
she is well & sends love — love to Fan Your own Sister
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN
N.Y.
AUG 28
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