Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 11, 1844

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 11, 1844
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1844-09-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, September 11, 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: jaa 

revision: csh 2018-03-08

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Wednesday
My dear Sister,
Our little boy
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
came home
safe and well yesterday – I was more glad
than I can tell to see him – he says he did
not want to come away from Aunty – though
he appears very happy and when he first woke
this morning said he was very glad to see me
I did not know how much company he was
for me until I attempted to do without him
I went all a over the garden with him last night
he was delighted with each new flower and
never fails to discover the least improvement –
Then he pumped water for me to water the
plants and did a variety of other things all
so cheerfully and willingly that it seemed a
gratification to himself – The trunk key was
left behind will you send it by the conductor
I have not yet been able to open his trunk
which causes him some trouble though he
bears it very patiently –– His eyes looked
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remarkably well yesterday – a little red to day – he
mounted a chair by the window when he first
came home to have me examine them and said
if I had let him stay 5 weeks the Dr
Birth: 1809-07-07 Death: 1867-11-23
would
have cured them – I can perceive no blemish
on the left eye – did you? –
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
went to Romulus Sunday – Mr McLallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16

returned Monday leaving her at Gurnee’s
Birth: 1806-12-18 Death: 1875-07-10Certainty: Possible
– she
will be home some time this week – Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16

goes tomorrow to Albany – I expect a new
Irish maid
Unknown
to night – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is making
diligent preparation to go next week to Geneva
I have seen no one and hear nothing new –
Rufus King
Birth: 1795 Death: 1867-07-09
is to be here tomorrow – Granger
Birth: 1792-12-01 Death: 1868-08-31

makes a speech here I believe – Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
went
yesterday to Syracuse has not returned
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
does not seem interested in Coningsby
 Publisher: G. Routledge and Sons Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1844

so feeling very worthless to day I have been
reading that fine print myself very much
to the detriment of my eyes – I am much pleased
with it – I had almost forgotten a piece
of news which interests us – Sam Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

is to be married to the fashionable belle and
heiress Ms Appleton
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12
of Boston – She was
with Mrs Webster
Birth: 1797-09-28 Death: 1882-02-26
at Springfield – her brother
Birth: 1811-12-26 Death: 1861-06-04

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I think married a daughter
Birth: 1818-01-16 Death: 1848-04-28
of Daniel Webster
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24
or
her sister a Son–– my recollection is about as deprived
as Mrs Nickleby's – Do write me if you
have heard any thing of the young lady – This
success will be rather overpowering to the
Blatchford family – it will be a pretty sure
road to the aims of their p wishes “good society” –
You may perhaps recollect the report of Lord
Morpeth's
Birth: 1802-04-18 Death: 1864-12-05Certainty: Possible
particular attention to Miss Appely Appleton
I do not know whether this is the same or a
sister – she was then said to be very accomplished
– of course – Sam writes in high spirits – he
speaks of his intended marriage as a very
publick affair – I think this will keep
them all at home for the present
Willie sends a kiss to Aunty – he talks much
of the acquaintances he has made at Canandaigua
asks me frequently whether I know– Mrs Sanger
Birth: 1760-03-28 Death: 1846-05-31Certainty: Possible

Mr Hubble
Birth: 1795-02-25 Death: 1848-03-25Certainty: Probable
Mr Gorham Mr Wood
Birth: 1784-12-12 Death: 1850-05-24Certainty: Probable
&c &c–
Last night as I was putting him in bed he said
well “the Spencers
x Birth: 1789-02-23  Death: 1868-10-10 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1788-01-08  Death: 1855-05-17 Certainty: Probable
did not come” – I should have
written this morning but was not well – Love
to Frances – Your own Sister
Frances–
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10
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
SEP 11
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