Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 17, 1848

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 17, 1848
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1848-12-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 17, 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: Flatbush, NY

transcription: meb 

revision: tap 2018-07-24

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Page 1

Sunday Dec 17th
My dear Sister,
This is a fine bright day of sunshine
the 3d that we have had since last September —
The weather though unusually mild for December
has been far from pleasant — Your second letter
came Thursday — I should have written immediately
had not Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
just at that time caused
an immense hog to be brought here — Superintending
the disposal of which exhausted my strength so
extremely that I lacked physical power —
I really hoped to day that I might write without
interruption but Eliza's
Birth: 1833 Death: 1884-07-25
mother
Unknown
has come to torment
me and I am writing now while she is
talking. — I am very glad to hear that Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24

has a prospect of being better — I shall not be sur-
prised if she is detained some weeks yet at Flat-
bush — I was surprised that you did not say
you had a letter from Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
, until last night
when he wrote me that he had sent a letter
to you with some money, but unfortunately
directed it to Flushing— As he has written
on to have this mistake corrected, I hope before
this time you have the letter mentioned
Page 2

Henry has been now five weeks from home
and no immediate prospect of returning — He has causes
here in different counties, which it is impossible
important he should try — His last letter
says he will be detained at Washington
until Friday of this week — but he does
not say where he will go next —
Seth Hawley
Birth: 1810-02-10 Death: 1884-11-10
was here last week on his way
to AlbanyWorden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
was to come on in
the next train — Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
saw him a
moment at the cars — The unpleasant
weather has prevented my seeing any one
if there is any thing new I do not know
it — the whole of my time is occupied with
domestic details — My new girl
Unknown
left me
last Monday because I would not promise
to keep her all winter — I was the more
willing to part with her as it seemed
much better for me to keep Eliza until
you can take her — I shall make no
other arrangement at present — Eliza
does very well for a child — Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

teaches her one hour every day — I wish
he were not to leave so soon — Both the
children are making good progress in their studies
and Grandpa is amused — to important items
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Editorial Note

Letter ends abruptly, suggesting missing pages