Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Lazette Miller Worden, August 29, 1844

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Lazette Miller Worden, August 29, 1844
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1844-08-29

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden Chesebro to Lazette Miller Worden, August 29, 1844

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: mec 

revision: ekk 2016-02-10

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Auburn August 29th –44
My dear Mother.
I received your letter last night just after
the happeniners had left. We were all so sorry at the gloomy
reception that you met with. I think Mary Nat
Unknown
was [ ery ]
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Alternate Text: very

kind to send for you ^to tea^ I am wicked though to think Mrs
Sibley
Birth: 1802-01-29 Death: 1877-05-21
thought of her – and everybody knows Mother Go-
shen
Unknown
did everything from a kind motive. I am glad
Sally
Unknown
has come to you. The doleful account you give of
Matters & things at C does not increase my desire to get
back. They all wonder why I don't wish to come back.
What a set of geese to think anybody wishes to go there
and be talked about. Just tell the folks that I should
not be back in a month – if it weren’t for Miss Pelham
Unknown

She is expecting to go and so much as you said
that I think we had better come – though I had a leif
be flayed and hung up in the temple; as to leave here

[left Margin] I propose Oliver Phelps
Birth: 1796-05-15 Death: 1872-08-13Certainty: Probable
for one of Merrys
Unknown
Groomers so that they
may all be alike


[top Margin] You may expect us Saturday noon. If anything should happen
so that we could not go I will write. Kiss Willie Your affectionate
daughter Frances

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and Aunty
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
will be so lonesome I dislike to leave her
I will intercede with Pa
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
and have you come out here soon
again – for it seems too bad to have her stay here all alone-
You don't know how quickly I would stay if it werent for
MariAna
Unknown
– but I may as well go this Saturday as next.
I am in hopes I shall be able to persuade
To influence by argument, advice, or intreaty • To convince by arguments, or reasons offered •
some gentlemen
to go out with us – just for a new story.
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and I went out and made calls Monday
no Teusday– We went to Mrs Charles Beardsleys
Birth: 1825 Death: 1856-04-06Certainty: Probable
’ – and Mrs Dal Smith
Unknown

About half past one Teusday some one rang – and Caroline
Birth: 1807Certainty: Probable

came. And said Mr Allen
Unknown
wanted me. Supposing he
had come for the concert I went up very reluctantly. When
lo and behold it was for Mrs Hulberts
Birth: 1817-04-25 Death: 1900Certainty: Probable
happening. that busy
body had preferred going there to going to the concert.
I told him I was to have gone Friday night – but could not con-
sider that as an engagement for this evening and so
contended to go to Mrs H— About an hour afterwards Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16

came and said the little man was in the parlor so down
I went – he had come to renew the engagement for the
concert- The happening was defered until another night
Well as I was only to go to Mrs H with Allens – I reengaged
to go to the concert– Mr Allen had Mariana
and that was enough– I met Mr A in the street
when we settled the affair– Clara and Aunty had
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a good laugh over it all– It was a nice concert
and if you can go to it – for you will be highly pleased.
I informed some of the gentlemen that the happenin
would be here Wednesday night so they all came that were
not preengaged I will tell you all about it Sunday – Which I imagine
will be kept sort of heathenish. Mariana is anticipating a great
deal of pleasure. Tom Mott
Unknown
will probably come for her. It is
uncertain whether Tom Yarnell
Unknown
will come up at all – if he does he
he will come on too. Mariana speaks very highly of him.
I want to see you very much it is awfully lonesome
sleeping all alone I can assure you. We have missed Willi
very much. Aunty slept hardly any Monday night
I have been two days cleaning out the next room
closet & a nice peice of work it was. Yesterday Aunty h
me iron one of Grandpas
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13Certainty: Probable
shirts to learn how. This morning
I have been sweeping the parlor, hall and stairs. Tonight I go
to Mrs Hulberts with Alonso Beardsley
Birth: 1820-07-11 Death: 1906-08-14
. I called on her and
Miss Eames
Unknown
yesterday. Miss Eames spoke of coming in our car
and apologized for leaving it so suddenly after being invited to
go there – but she said Mrs Seward appeared so sick and
laid down and as a gentlemen they had with them would
not be very pleasant to have where for Mrs S– she thought
better to leave. She is pleasant & quite ladylike. You didnot
say anything about Mrs Sibleys carpet. I hope the Cadet Ball invite
has been found. We expect Uncle
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
– tonight. Everybody was
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very sorry that you didn't call. Mrs Dennis
Birth: 1812 Death: 1861-05-21Certainty: Probable
say she
has heard a great many compliments from the gentlemen
about my having moral courage enough to go with out stiff
skirts and bustle. I would like to have it distinctly stated
that Miss Pelham is a young ladywe wish none of
that small fry to notice us. How I dread to go home
I hope Pa will go back in Oct
I am sorry Lissy
Unknown
has been so sick. Abbey is wondering when
Willie
Unknown
will bring her. She goes herself back. Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24Certainty: Probable
is very
anxious to go back with me. It is to be as Uncle says
I am writing on some paper which came out of the Bishops
Unknown

room – if it is his it is holy – but not very good
Mrs. Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN
AUG 29
N.Y.
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