Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, August 1, 1845

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, August 1, 1845
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Date:1845-08-01

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, August 1, 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 2018-03-22

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Auburn August 1st 1845
My dear Mother
I received your letter yesterday morning after
I was all packed & ready to go. Upon communicating its con-
tents to Aunty
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
she persuaded me to remain & as inclination
to do so was not wanting I readily yeilded. I suppose
I ought to have received your letter on Wednesday afternoon
but did not have it until yesterday. I know you must
be lonely & on that account wanted to return, but Aunty
said a few days would make but little difference
you say – stay until Monday – I will wait until Teusday
then I can go with Horace . I am sorry you had all the
preparations made for the party, of course witch work
must be, until the new postmaster (Seth Rathbun
Unknown
) becomes
familiar with the duties. I wrote in time for I knew
how much trouble it would be for you to prepare for
so many. If you saw what work Aunty has with her
help you would almost be contented with Mary
Unknown
, lazy
as she is, I suppose today you are all alone I knew I might be
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of assistance to you today, but I will make up for lost time
when I do return I am much obliged to Mrs Sanger
Birth: 1760-03-28 Death: 1846-05-31
for her
kindly hint to let me remain. I have had a very nice
visit. Wednesday afternoon Caroline Smith
Birth: 1824 Death: 1881-01-22Certainty: Possible
& I went to Mrs
Underwoods
Birth: 1817-08-07 Death: 1900-07-15
to call Mr U
Birth: 1816-01-04 Death: 1859-05-25
asked me to call as she was not
well, she has a nice little baby
Birth: 1845-05-21 Death: 1847-11-10
& makes a good deal of
sport because it is so little. We went to Mrs Wrights
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
& she
appeared quite sad. I rather think she does not now
consider a marriage such a nice thing as formerly. Yesterday
I went down to tell Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
I was not going & on my way
back Mr Clay
Unknown
overtook me. He said you were a sensible
woman for telling me to stay. Last night just after I put out the
parlor light & locked the door & got to my room, I heard
some one come up the steps. Supposing it to be one of the boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 

I ran down & to my surprise found John Warren
Birth: 1827-01-18 Death: 1896-07-06Certainty: Possible
waiting for
admitence he staid until nearly ten & said he left you
waiting for me at the depot. I am sorry you expected me
for you were disappointed. I wanted to go for you but could
not find any one to say Id better so I staid. Much I want to
see you but I do not want to return to C—, its awful there
I wish Pa
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
could feel its disagreeableness. I suppose Mrs Hubble
Unknown

is home I saw her at the depot Teusday. Uncle
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Aunty, Gus, Willie
Fan
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
& I all went to Aunt Claras to tea last night. Gus & I are going to
a pot pie dinner there this week. Clara is of the old school of
hospitality – she thinks we do not visit unless we eat good
she is & Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
thinks she & the house just right
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I called at Mrs Millers
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17Certainty: Possible
Monday & in the evening she came
over to see me drest I have not seen her since & dread
to go there for fear she will make me go there to tea
which is not agreeable as she is always vexed when
one comes calling. Caroline has come for me & we are going to walk & do
an errand for Aunty. Write to me soon & expect me Teusday. I do
not want to see any one when I do get back & Mr R need not
think he can flatter me into liking him. Remember me to Mrs
Sanger Mrs Wayland
Unknown
Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24Certainty: Possible
& Pa. Write soon & I will write Sunday
Beleive me your affectionate
daughter Frances
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Mrs. Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
NY
AUBURN NY
AUG 1
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