Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, July 23, 1845

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, July 23, 1845
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1845-07-23

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, July 23, 1845

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: dxt 

revision: tap 2018-03-09

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Auburn July Theursday
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Editorial Note

Since Thursday was July 24 and the letter, along with the one by Frances Miller Seward to which it is attached, is postmarked July 23, it appears that Frances Alvah Worden got the day of the week wrong and she wrote the letter on Wednesday

My dear Mother
We had a very so, so journey nothing very remarkable
owing & a distressed set of passengers among others two men
Unknown

who had been to Lake Superior & called every other lake
a pond. I met Horace
Certainty: Probable
at the depot of course Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
was not
expecting us & we coursed through the dock house until
we found her. The little bedroom off the parlor was
assigned me & I felt considerably lonely. It seemed so
selfish in me to come out here & leave you all alone in
C––– & I regretted coming when you were not here Aunty
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

says you must come & attend the wedding all are going
Aunty & all Its a much talked of affair & I hope you
will come Saturday we all want you too. Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
sends
her love & wishes you to come. Rachel
Unknown
might be sent to
Doct & to for a week. If you dont come
here I shall be obliged to go with the party to C–––
for Mariana
Birth: 1825-08-26 Death: 1872-07-03
seems bent upon going all though I have
said only enough to appear polite. Had I known it I
certainly should not have come. Try & come even if you dont
get here before Monday morning, all the Aunties are expecting you
& I do want so much to have you it does not seem half as
pleasant without you. If you dont come I shall tell Maria
you are sick it seems useless for them to cary me back taken
merely for them to stay over one train to dine & besides I dont
wish to travel with a whole wedding cavalcade. Its
Conspicuous to stand up without the rest. Aunty says its
too bad although I want to see you very much & shall want to
still next week. I want to go where I please & besides
I want to have you come. Please go to Andrews
Unknown
& be
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Measured ^ yourself ^ for a pair of white satin slips. He must make
them so as to have them sent by ten oclock by Saturday express
You take them please & do them up in a peice of cloth & then
in paper it will Make but a small bundle & have them
directed to me here to be delivered immediately You can have
the passage of them charged at Shepherds
Unknown
there. I hope you
will be the bearer of them. I shall write again & try to dis-
courage the party Marianas outfit is very Stylish & all the
town are buzy talking I have seen Caroline Wood
Birth: 1821-12-26 Death: 1870-03-18Certainty: Possible
& Mrs Dennis
Birth: 1812 Death: 1861-05-21Certainty: Probable

Mrs Wright Mr Goodwin Meyers
Unknown
(Whose wife
Unknown
is sick) & Mrs Shales
Unknown

Beardsley
Birth: 1783-11-09 Death: 1857-05-11Certainty: Possible
called this afternoon Mr Bowen
Birth: 1808-02-25 Death: 1886-09-29
& Uncle
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
are
expected tomorrow & Mr & Mrs B
Birth: 1786-12-22 Death: 1877-04-13
go directly on & I am to
come here & stay Uncle John
Unknown
having left. Fan
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is the most
beautiful creature I have saw. Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came down to Aunt
Claras by sights & Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
came shortly after both for Me
to go to the house. It is delightful here & I have enjoyed
it as much as I can without you. Do try to come. You w [hole]
see Mrs B– she is very nice going pretty agreeable & fashionable
of course dresses neatly & talks all the while I am now at the
house. Fred says I must close & I will as its late I shall look
for your ^letter^ tomorrow & hope you can come. Has JW
Unknown
been to see you
Wood Howell
Unknown
wished me to come to the ceremony so that he could
come too. I shall write tomorrow so good bye yours
Fan
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
JUL 23
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