Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 7, 1844

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 7, 1844
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1844-09-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 7, 1844

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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: jjh 

revision: crb 2018-03-07

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Saturday morning Aug 7th
My dear sister,
I was glad to receive your letter
of Wednesday containing intelligence of my
pet boy
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
– Every thing goes on here quietly –
I have been much better than I was last week
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
reads "Coningsby
 Publisher: G. Routledge and Sons Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1844
" for me every evening
my eyes still continue too weak to be
very useful – Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has been in a state
of suspense all the week about his mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11

he came home Saturday night and then
thought he would go immediately to Orange
County
– his business was in such a state
that Mr Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
was unwilling to have
him leave he finally concluded to wait
until Monday hoping to hear again – no
letter came – his trunk has been packed
all the week awaiting a summons until
not having come we conclude mother
is either better or not immediately
dangerous – the first letter said nothing
about his coming to Florida but spoke
very discouragingly of her h mothers
situation – I think to day must bring
a letter in answer to one he wrote Tuesday
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Henry is to go to Rochester Monday – he probably
will not then be able to stop at Canandaigua
thinks he will return as early as Wednesday
when he will bring Willie home with him
I am lonely enough without the little
fellow – I hope Dr Matthews
Birth: 1809-07-07 Death: 1867-11-23
will be able
to give me some direction about the
medicine he may deem useful for his eyes
Tell Willie when I went to my bed
last night I found his kitten in the
middle of it fast asleep – this is a
piece of audacity which has never been
attempted by any other cat – I told
her how very naughty she was but she
only purred & ran off with the other kitten
without making any apology – This
weather is so charming that I hope you
are enjoying it – I wished very much to
have Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
go to Romulus to day – she
thinks she will go tomorrow – I hope she
will – As soon as she returns Abbey
Unknown

is to make her visit – We have no
new maid for the kitchen and no imme-
diate prospect of getting any – Tell
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
I visited her room the day after
she left and found every thing in the most
perfect order – we have no musick now
a days – no serenades – the piano
is only occasionally opened by Fred to
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practice that mournful reveille –
nothing from my Cadet
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
since I wrote last –
I expect a letter to day –
Debby
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was here 2 hours last night, with
Clara to whom she communicated abundance
of news chiefly relating to herself – Mr.
Compston
Birth: 1790 Death: 1850-04-03
and Eliza
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31
have not come yet – I
hope the lemon tree is safe and well –
Mrs Lee
Birth: 1803 Death: 1899-03-30
is mourning – Mrs Porter
Birth: 1800-04-12 Death: 1886-03-29
not returned.
If any thing should prevent Henry from going
I will write again – Should he not
come I must trouble Miss Pelham
Birth: 1825-08-26 Death: 1872-07-03
with
the care of my boy – I close this
letter in haste for the mail
kiss Willie for mother –
– your
Sister –
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN
SEP 7
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