Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 15, 1845

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 15, 1845
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Date:1845-11-15

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 15, 1845

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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: pxc 

revision: crb 2018-07-12

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Saturday, Nov 14th
My dear Sister,
I fear you will think me
quite regardless of your wishes in not writing
before this time but in truth I found it
impossible – this is if possible a more busy
season than even the spring – Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
carried your
letter in his pocket one day so that it did
not reach me until Thursday – that day
I commenced quilting a comforter which
occupying the whole nursery made us all
very uncomfortable – I could not leave it
until it was finished and that with the
frequent interruptions I always have, occupied
me until last night – then it seemed
rather a difficult affair to give the advice
you asked either for myself or Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
after
some deliberation Henry says that he does not
see any way for you to answer the Dr
Birth: 1796 Death: 1857-08-20
in a manner
which will be satisfactory to him. Were it desir-
able for Leonard
Birth: 1824
to be at Canandaigua which
it most assuredly is not he does not think
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
is in a situation to patronize him in
the way the Dr seems to expect – there is much
that might be said on this subject but Henry
advises that you write to the Dr that
you will be at Auburn and explain
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the matter personally or if you prefer you
can refer him to Henry – of course no
reference will be made in any way to Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

though that certainly should go far in deter-
mining L– to avoid Canandaigua as a place
of residence – Henry’s clerks have no renumeration
or I should wish him to employ L_ although
I think the office must be much less agreeable
with Sam
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
than it was without him – I feel
interested in this young man and the other day
when Mr Lathrop was announced I put on
a smart cap expecting to see him when
lo! it proved to be the Dr who evidently
came to enquire how Worden’s Christian
name was spelt though that was not osten-
sibly the object of his visit – nothing
was said of his son at that time –
I am very sorry not to be able to give you
any advice which will be more in unison
with your own feelings – but it is a delicate
and very complicated affair – I suppose the
father knows nothing of the state of his
son’s affections if he did he could not
knowing the whole state of the case wish
him to go to Canandaigua – I have
a headache to day similar to the one
which has tormented you so that you
need not expect a very intelligible
letter – Dear little Sister
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is well and
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a blessing she is to her mother – she now performs
any new prank and they are numerous without
my wishing that you could see them – She
is one of the best of babies amuses herself all
day on the floor with her playthings or
creeping about from one place to another. Preparations
for winter will keep me very busy for some time
to come – I expect Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
home in less than two
weeks – dear boy how much I want to see him
I had a letter from him yesterday – have also
one from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
and one from Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

to answer – Fred’s vacation commences earlier
than I expected – it is a week or two in
advance of Clarence, which is pleasing –
I have been but once to see Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
since
I wrote before – The Gurnee's
x Birth: 1809  Death:   Birth: 1807-10-01  Death: 1863-12-10 
remained until
Tuesday morning. Henry came from Albany
Saturday night – no Sunday morning and
went to Waterloo Monday – returned
Wednesday night – goes goes to Florida
again next week. Has written to Miss Bloss
Birth: 1812-03-07 Death: 1855-10-13

of Rochester to take charge of the Seward Seminary
if she concludes to do so she will be here
next Tuesday – Mr. Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
is to meet her here
to consult – The Blatchfords
x Birth: 1817-08-27  Death: 1901-06-12  Birth: 1820-03-09  Death: 1893-07-07 
a finally established
in the 3d story of the American a parlor
nursery and bedroom – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is well and
sends love – all omissions to be charged
to my headache – Have you seen Miss
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Margaret Conklings
Birth: 1814-01-27 Death: 1890-07-29
book – "Isabel, or trials of the
h eart”
Author: Margaret Conkling Publisher: Harper and Brothers Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1845
– it purports to be written for the benefit
of the young and as far as I have read
is very well written without any of the
extravagance of sentiment which the authoress
so constantly exhibits in conversation –
Frances must read it – Miss Conkling has
gone to the east N. Y. in Albany for
the winter – the book is published by the
Harpers – I received Dickens and your
note – Your own Sister –
Mrs. Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
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