Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 23, 1845

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 23, 1845
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1845-11-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 23, 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: mlb 

revision: crb 2018-07-12

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Sunday Nov 23d
My dear Sister,
I have been so incessantly hurried
the past week that I have hardly found time
to read your letter the second time to say
nothing of answering it – Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
came home
quite unexpectedly yesterday morning – his
examination having been completed earlier
than was anticipated – he has grown taller,
otherwise looks as he did – his carriage
is improved – his manners meek and quiet
as of yore – likes his college life better
than home – though he expresses no discontent –
he will be at home six or seven weeks
I wish Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
could come too –
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
passed Fred on the road – has gone
to Albany and Orange County – Last Monday
night just as Dr. Lathrop
Birth: 1796 Death: 1857-08-20
had seated himself
for a conversation with Henry, Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02Certainty: Probable

and Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
came and interrupted the
colloquy – The next day was occupied
with Weed and George Dawson
Birth: 1813-03-14 Death: 1883-02-17
from Rochester
they with Morgan dined here –Miss Bloss
Birth: 1812-03-07 Death: 1855-10-13

her brother in law
Birth: 1787 Death: 1857-06-05
and Whittlesey
Birth: 1799-06-12 Death: 1851-09-19Certainty: Possible
joined
them in the evening for a consultation in
relation to the Seward Seminary
which resulted in Miss Bloss' concluding to
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remain in Rochester where she is the principal
of a school of 80 scholars – Weed and Dawson
left the next morning – the others remained
until Tuesday evening when they all returned
to Rochester – Henry left Friday night and
Fred came yesterday morning – All the work
which was put off early in the week had
accumulated for the latter part which must
explain my hurry – Upon the whole it seems
to me that days of leisure do not come
any more to me – I suppose it is better for
me not to have them – I believe Henry
had another interview with Dr Lathrop the
day he left but I had no opportunity of
learning particulars as Sam was here until he
departed – Henry is so oppressed with his business
and so harassed by his father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
about that
Seminary that he had I fear little time
to think about the Dr's troubles – however I
presume he did not fail to recommend some
thing – As Miss Bloss declines to go he must
seek for a teacher elsewhere his father writes
that "suspense on this subject is horrible"
the man is evidently very childish he was
always unreasonable – Henry proposed when
he left to apply to Mr Parsons
Birth: 1809-05-16 Death: 1864-04-27
in Albany
for information – We all regretted that
Miss Bloss could not go – she is an ex-
traordinary woman I enjoyed her conversation
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much the little time I could escape from
household cares – To increase my difficulties
about 5 oclock Tuesday Ames
Unknown
and Catherine
Miller
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898Certainty: Probable
came to put up here for the night –
They had stopped at Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
but she having no
bed for them and not knowing I had a house
ful of company sent them on – they were
to be made comfortable, introduced to the
company and crowded down to the table –
And now for the blessings – my "big" boys are
both well and contended – Willie is well
and every day growing less dependent – and
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
dear Sister Fanny is a merry loving
little girl whose bright face reproaches
her mothers for even a transient shadow
I cannot think of telling you half of her
interesting tricks – you must come and see
them – I hope we do not all love her too
well – She has become quite attached to Eliza
Unknown

Eliza it seems cannot write – Ann
Unknown
wrote home
for her last week on a newspaper that she
was much disappointed in Auburn and thought
she should come home in about a month – She
says nothing of about going home to me – Tell
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
what Mr Leonard
Birth: 1811 Death: 1893-04-23Certainty: Possible
always asks me when I
see him when she is coming to Auburn – Mrs
Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
called the day Miss Bloss was here
we were out – I hear nothing new – Fred
sends love – your own Sister
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Mrs Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN N.Y.
NOV 23
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