Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 23, 1846

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 23, 1846
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1846-08-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 23, 1846

action: sent

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

location: West Point, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: mmh 

revision: crb 2018-07-13

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Sunday afternoon
My dear Sister,
I received your letter the night
before we left Albany but was too busy
to write as I hoped I might — We had
heard something at Utica in regard to the
course of proceedings in relation to the body
of poor Wyatt
 Death: 1846-08-17
— I regretted very much that
the paper you sent did not reach us —
It is a beautiful comment upon the
constancy of popular feeling — Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
have told you all about
our day at Utica— the very kind
attentions of the Drs &c &c they left
us at the Asylum where we had a nice
tea and then went home to change
our dresses to go to Dr Coventrys
Birth: 1801-04-20 Death: 1875-02-23
— We
were engaged to take tea with Mrs Devereux
Birth: 1788-06-12 Death: 1868-08-08

but were detained at the Asylum until
after eight — Mary would not go to
Dr Coventry’s — Dr McCall
Birth: 1787-01-25 Death: 1867-10-05
took Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

and myself there — where we met
Dr
Birth: 1798-12-26 Death: 1849-09-08
and Mrs Brigham
Birth: 1811 Death: 1896-11-12
Mr
Birth: 1774-08-05 Death: 1848-12-10
and Mrs
Birth: 1824-12-20 Death: 1879-12-12
Devereux
a Mrs Shaunard
Unknown
and two or three gentlemen
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without their wives
Unknown
— I was too much
fatigued to enjoy the evening though the
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the party was pleasant — Dr and Mrs Brigham
drove us home in their carriage— Mrs
Brigham is an agreeable specimen of a new England
woman unostentatious and unaffected —I was
agreeably disappointed in her — the Dr looks
thin pale and care worn which did not
surprise me when I saw how many cares
he had to perplex him — He is superintending
the building of an addition to the Asylum
which is to accommodate about 300
^250^ more patients in addition to the 250 which
he has at the present — The Drs all enquired
about you — I told Dr McCall that you
attended the universalist Church —he said
that he staid at home and read Dr Channing
Author: William E. Channing Publisher: James Munroe and Company Place of Publication:Boston Date: 1843-1845

We left Utica the next morning at 8 oclock and
reached Albany at 2 — Mrs Collier
Birth: 1809-04-14 Death: 1897-07-09
came on in
company with us — We went to the Eagle
after dinner I went to bed with sick
headache and sat up no more that night
the next morning we drove to the dress makers
called at Mrs Spences
Birth: 1789-02-23 Death: 1868-10-10
, Weeds
x Birth: 1797  Death: 1858-07-03  Birth: 1797-11-15  Death: 1882-11-22 
and Benedicts
x Birth: 1791  Death: 1869-12-30  Birth: 1785-11-07  Death: 1862-07-15 

Mrs James Taylors
Birth: 1810 Death: 1866-05-17
— went to see Abbey
Unknown
and
Harriet
Unknown
— After dinner went to see Titian’s
 Death: 1576-08-27

Venus
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Editorial Note

Titian featured Venus, mythical Roman goddess, in at least four of his paintings, but possibly “Venus and Adonis.”
which I viewed with unmingled disgust
received one or two calls, took care of baby
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

while Eliza
Birth: 1833 Death: 1884-07-25Certainty: Possible
went out to see the town
in the evening packed the trunks read your
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letter and went to bed to rise at 5 in the
morning and take the boat for N.Y— reached West
Point
at one oclock just in time for dinner
I left my dessert to see my boy
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
who is well
but very thin — We have with some difficulty
obtained Capt Brewerton’s
Birth: 1801-09-25 Death: 1879-04-17
permission to take him
with us to Florida — it is the last week of the
encampment and little profitable will
be done — tomorrow morning we go by the
way of Newburgh to Florida — (I forgot to
mention that Mary
Birth: 1823-10-29 Death: 1852-02-14
and Julia
Birth: 1834-10-04 Death: 1922-06-24
Blatchford were
put on the steam boat for N.Y. Friday
morning [ ) ]
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Reason: hole
Augustus is obliged to be back
on Satu[ rday ]
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Reason: hole
[hole] — Henry has an appointment
in Albany for Monday so we shall
probably all leave Florida together — I
shall not stay in Albany those days but leave
Henry there and probably be home Monday
or Tuesday at furthermost — The children
are well and enjoying the journey very much
Fanny attends the parades and expresses her
admiration by saying — “that is very pretty”
many times repeated — If you have any thing
particular to say to me direct to Albany —
Augustus was much disappointed not to see you and
Fan
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
though I had written that you were not coming
he could not see why — Love to Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
Fan
and the boys
x Birth: 1828-10-07  Death: 1897-07-24 Certainty: Possible Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 Certainty: Possible

Your own Sister —
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Col
Birth: 1802-11-05 Death: 1885-09-04
and Mrs M Amory
Birth: 1809-08-18 Death: 1875
are here —
Mrs Bowen
Birth: 1816 Death: 1872-07-15Certainty: Possible
writes that she cannot come
Mrs Alvah Worden
Auburn
NY
WEST POINT N.Y.
AUG
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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
My sister
1846