Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 7, 1848

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 7, 1848
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-11-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 7, 1848

action: sent

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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: tap 

revision: crb 2018-07-19

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Teusday morning –
My dear Sister,
I have just received
your letter – am very glad you are
going to New York – I wish I could
do any thing to help if I can at
this distance pray let me know –
I shall not venture to go to Orange
County
– I have had an attack of
Neuralgia which though mitigated
is still an unfit accompaniment
for a journey – Every night about
12 for a week past I have had
very severe pain in my right
arm – finally it extended to
both arms – sometimes my head
feet and neck – Sunday after
a sick night I sent for Dr
Robinson
Birth: 1804-02-04 Death: 1889-07-28
– his prescription relieved
m e so that I slept much
better one night but last
night it came again – except
the day after I had a chill and
fever I have been as well
as usual during the day and

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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Sister 1848

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accomplish more than my ordinary
work – We have moved into our
new kitchen – I wish you could
see it while it is clean which it will
not be long – The
Unknown are not
as well pleased with it as the lower
kitchen – I suppose it is too accessible
to suit them – I have dispatched
Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
to Mrs Titus'
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1895-12-19
– As for Eliza
Unknown

if her mother
Unknown
cannot find a place
for her I will keep her rather
than have her inconvenience you –
I suppose I had better keep Margaret
Unknown

as long as she is contented though
she has fewer attaching qualities
than I once thought – She has
more stability than Eliza as she
ought at 15 and since I have
talked with Eliza Doyle
Birth: 1833 Death: 1884-07-25
on the
subject she is much more
attentive at table – I presume the
addition of 10 a week to her wages
had much influence on both
This is all with the supposition that
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you would like to keep Eliza
Certainty: Probable

Abbey has come back and as I expected
obtained no satisfactory information – Mrs
Titus had 2 cl coloured
Unknown last
summer but did not remember their
names – they were there together and
"carried on" in such a manner that
she could not keep them – As one was
a married woman she thinks the
other may have been Isabella but did not
know – A coloured man
Unknown
whom Abbey
saw there said he knew Isabella
but that she could not be depended
upon – being very unsteady and leaving
her places just when she chose –
Were you not going from home I would
advise you to take the girl and
try her but it will be unsafe to leave
any stranger in your house –
Abbey also went to see Ann
Unknown
– She says
Eliza can go and stay with her Aunt
Unknown

who lives out of the village – Is
pleased with the idea of seeing
her – – I attended a small
and uninterest[ ing ]
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party at Mrs
E Hills
Birth: 1796 Death: 1863-04-22
Friday evening – Tomorrow
night Mrs Nelson Beardsley
Birth: 1815-03-06 Death: 1854-07-16
gives
a large party for Alonzo
Birth: 1820-07-11 Death: 1906-08-14

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Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
came home from Ohio
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last
night at one oclock – No body
does any thing to day because it
is election – Joh P John S.
Birth: 1779-02-22 Death: 1863-10-19Certainty: Possible
is one
of the committee for challenging
voters – I do hope Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09
will
be elected – Henry thinks there
is not the least doubt of a
large majority in this state –
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is much engaged preparing
to illuminate the house in case
of success – His flag with
Taylor and Fillmore
Birth: 1800-01-07 Death: 1874-03-08
in large
letters is elevated in the
door yard – and Taylor songs
are constantly on his tongue –
I hope you will be able to stop here
if it is only for one night – You
had better take one of my shawls
which you prefer – and any thing
else you want – do let me know
if I can do any thing for you
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is her fathers shadow
she cannot bear to have him leave
the house –
Your own Sister

[right Margin] Willie insists upon my inserting
this letter into one of his envelopes