Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, May 14, 1845

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, May 14, 1845
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1845-05-14

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, May 14, 1845

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: obm 

revision: crb 2018-03-12

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Wednesday morning
My dear Sister,
I received your letter Monday
it came in good time to assure me of the
welfare of my little boy
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
. The night
previous I had been alarmed by the
ringing of the street door bell between
one and 2 oclock and I found it
might be the bearer of some ill tidings
The bell rang three or four times I in vain
tried to summon one the of the girls
Unknown
and
finally left baby
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and went to the door
myself but the person
Unknown
whoever it might
be was gone so that we were left in
ignorance of the cause of his visit —
I sent Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
to the American to the
depot and post office but gained no light
from either source — your letter came
that afternoon and allayed my anxiety
about my dear little boy — how much
I miss his smiling face and so does
Sister Fan. The tulips are making a gorgeous
display but if this hot dry weather continues
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their stay with us will be very fleeting —
I have but the one letter from Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
of which
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
informed you — I expect him home
this week — Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
intends to move this
week has not commenced yet — the house is
finished I believe — I have a woman
Unknown

cleaning house one by the way whom I
think of employing for the summer
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
will remember the woman
she saw who had lived at Judge Conklings
Birth: 1789-10-12 Death: 1874-02-05

I am pleased with her so far and have
always doubted Ann'
Unknown
s capacity to take
charge of the work in the kitchen —
I called last week with Clara upon the
two brides
x Birth: 1810  Death:   Birth: 1819  Death: 1868-03-25 
— Mrs Cox was very stately
not at all at ease in the new character
which she has assumed — Mrs Reed
looked and appeared better than I ever saw
her before — She I believe is generally much
the most commended the comparison being
very favourable to her — Mr
Birth: 1811 Death: 1883
and Mrs
Reed were to go to Rochester Tuesday —
We also called upon Mrs George Throop
Birth: 1806-02-11 Death: 1872-06-17
at John
Hulberts
Birth: 1802-12-28 Death: 1865-11-19
— She and Eliza
Birth: 1807 Death: 1876-10-31
are here for a
few weeks — Eliza has grown and improved
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in her manners — I went to Church Sunday
morning — heard a very indifferent sermon
from Mr Cox
Birth: 1819-11-13 Death: 1895-01-16
— was much fatigued by the
long service — Aunt Clara took care of Fran
Saw the Horners
Unknown
at church they hardly
condescended to answer my salutation
I wish they knew how little I regarded
any of them except James and his mother
I have seen Debby
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once but heard nothing
particularly new — I wish Willie could see
sister sitting in the cradle talking to the bellows
she is very nice — takes her three regular
meals of bread and milk every day —
Clara sits up with her until 10 or 12 o[ clock ]
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then I keep her in bed — She know that "kitty"
means the cat and is much diverted by
the little kittens when they are shown her
Henry says Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
is thinking much of
his return which I trust will be in
about one month from this time —
You will see by the paper that Jared Rathbone
Birth: 1791-08-02 Death: 1845-05-13

is dead — he must have died suddenly —
I am very glad Dr Matthews
Birth: 1809-07-07 Death: 1867-11-23
has seen Willie — I have
much confidence in his prescriptions — does the little
boy begin to think about coming home Kiss
him many times for mother and Sister Fan —We all
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miss him very much — Mrs Child's
Birth: 1802-02-11 Death: 1880-10-20
2d series
of letters from N.Y. are published I have read
one very interesting extract — Love to Frances
Your own Sister
I write in haste as I am engaged in cleaning house
as soon as Mary comes & takes Sister
Tell Willie I keep the strawberry blossom he picked for
me yet
Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
MAY 14
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