Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Warden, December 3, 1843

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Warden, December 3, 1843
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Date:1843-12-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Warden, December 3, 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: nwh 

revision: tap 2018-07-17

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Editorial Note

This letter is actually dated December 3, 1843
Sunday Nov 3d
My dear Sister
I may write you a letter to day
but the prospect is not particularly fair – I have
not been able to find a quiet place to read
write, or sleep – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
came last night
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is so pleased with this accession
to our family that he is very sociable and
very noisy – Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
does not seem very
well pleased so that I do not encourage
their spending any time in the library – Clarence
left Florida last Tuesday – went to New
York
, Albany &c finally arrived here last
night – a great boy of 15 who feels himself
and in many respects many years older
than my Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
– His associations at
Florida have not been of the most improving
kind – I do not know what Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
proposes
to have him do – he will remain unem-
ployed until his Uncle returns – Henry
departed for New York Thursday ^Friday^ morning
remained in Syracuse one day – he will
be absent until some time next week —
Mrs Porter
Birth: 1800-04-12 Death: 1886-03-29Certainty: Probable
went the same morning to spend
some time with her sister
Birth: 1803 Death: 1899-03-30
and the remainder
of the winter with her husband
Birth: 1790-10-24 Death: 1874-02-03
at Albany
I received your letter Wednesday – am glad
you found relief so soon for your nervous
headache – Dr Beigler's
Birth: 1818 Death: 1858-08-03
enometics are
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figuring very largely in all the newspapers
these allopathy physicians seem to be as much
pleased as if he were the first of the medical
fraternity who had ever committed a crime –
The evidence as detailed in the papers is strongly
against the Dr – I went yesterday to see Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

she was engaged with a mantaumaker
Unknown
who is
making her a calico dress – I had no opportu –
nity to see her alone – Maria’s baby
Unknown
grows
pretty and is a funny little affair – George
Birth: 1805-10-07 Death: 1844-02-05
and
Debby
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have again beset McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
to take that house
Clara was inclined to go but I am very glad
McClallen determined not to go – Clara has
some how or another got the impression that people
can make money by keeping boarders than
which nothing is more erronious – even in
Albany where the charges for board so much
exceed what they pay here, Mrs Lockwood
Birth: 1791-06-21 Death: 1863-05-14

a very close economical woman who keeps
the most fashionable private boarding house
in town says she is hardly able to pay
her rent and cloth herself and daughters
Unknown

– nothing but experience will ever convince
Clara that this is not owing to defective
management – I verily believe she still
has some idea of going there in the Spring —
Mr
Birth: 1807 Death: 1875
and Mrs Perry
Birth: 1810 Death: 1877-01-07
are to take Marvin's
Birth: 1786-05-09 Death: 1856-06-25Certainty: Probable

house when they leave for Philadelphia
they go this week – this reduces the
number of boarders considerably and I suppose
George thinks his house is declining – Dr
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Briggs
Birth: 1807-12-05 Death: 1888-04-24
left with Mrs Dill
Birth: 1809-01-19 Death: 1886-04-24
– I met Mr Marvin
in the street yesterday he stopped me to enquire
if I recovered my health without taking Beckwiths
Birth: 1785-07-31 Death: 1870-05-08

pills!! – I told him I had not seen one of
Beckwiths pills since I had seen him last – I
think the of these same pills ought
to settle an annuity upon Marvin for his extraor-
dinary devotion – Catherine
Unknown
left me last Mon-
day having found a place – Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
has been sick
ever since I came home – we got along indiffer-
ently by having Bridgit
Unknown
three days out of 7 –
I hope you have by this time disposed of
your maid servant
Unknown
– Willie’s eyes
are not benefited by the morphine
they remain much the same – There
is a Dr Barber
Birth: 1784-04-23 Death: 1864-05-11
here lecturing upon elocution
a cannot ascertain whether it is the one you
knew or his brother
Unknown
– his wife
 Death: 1866-04-21
is with him
Dr Robinson
Birth: 1804-02-04 Death: 1889-07-28
says he has recently become a
convert to homeopathy – Mrs Smith
Birth: 1800 Death: 1861-06-23
and
Caroline
Birth: 1824 Death: 1881-01-22
called Thursday – Mrs Smith says
her health is very poor, she looked very dis-
consulate – but and made no enquiries about
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
getting married — The 'Ashburton'
does not arrive – Weeds
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
family
x Birth: 1827-10-10  Death: 1889-02-10  Birth: 1823-07-05  Death: 1896-01-26  Birth: 1820-12-10  Death: 1851-06-18  Birth: 1819-02-06  Death: 1893-11-01  Birth: 1797  Death: 1858-07-03 
are very anxious
about him – it is now 34 or 35 days since
he sailed – but this is not an uncommon
occurrence at this season of the year – I
hope he will come while Henry is in New York
think he will – Clarence spent a day at Weeds
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Fred and I are counting the weeks before you come
is it before or after Christmas he wishes to know –
I have not heard from Augustus this week
Mr King
Birth: 1795 Death: 1867-07-09
has returned to Albany with his “wife
Birth: 1805-05-29 Death: 1878-01-10Certainty: Possible

as he writes – Mr
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
and Mrs Seward
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
are about
as well as when I was there – Love to Frances
Your Sister –

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N.B. – My wrapper is not finished yet – they are very
prevalent here with cuffs lined with all variants
of colour –
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
DEC 3
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