Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 7, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 7, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-01-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 7, 1849

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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: Flatbush, NY

transcription: pxc 

revision: crb 2018-10-25

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Sunday Jan 7th
My dear Sister,
I am sick to day having had
a chill and fever last night and fearing
another chill and more fever to night –
It has troubled me much that I did not
write to you last week – I waited until
Wednesday for your letter – Thursday we
were all invited to a family visit at Mrs
Millers
Birth: 1780-09-18 Death: 1850-03-09
which occupied all the time
I had after finishing a comforter which we
were in a hurry to complete – Friday Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

invited 12 gentlemen
Unknown
to supper – You will
know that this left me not a minute
for that no and the next day – I am
determined to write to day though I should
not think myself well enough for any
other employment – My sickness may pass
off – if it is only the result of fatigue, I
hope it will – but I will not delay another
day to send this letter as it may occasion
your anxiety –
Page 2

I was very sorry to hear from Henry that you
were ill in New York Fanny’s
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
, little hat
is very pretty – it attracted many eyes
to our pew last Sunday – Mrs Winslow
Birth: 1813-08-20 Death: 1861-12-09
sent
us all each a beautiful present for New
Years – Henry a handsome dressing case
myself a beautiful pin – enamel – the design
the Holy family – the Virgin the infant Jesus
and John the Baptist – Fanny the prettiest
imaginable set of china, tea spoons, and waiters
& Willlie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
a complete set of handsome
building blocks – a very tasteful and judicious
selection – Henry wrote a letter of thanks
which we all signed Henry me Fanny
with her mark – They were all sent
to the depot by express with directions
to be delivered New Years morning–
You say nothing of the cold snow storm which
has kept us all within doors the last four
days and which commenced somewhere
about Christmas – Henry reached home
Wednesday night – Saturday we drove to Judge
Conklings
Birth: 1789-10-12 Death: 1874-02-05
to see if their furnace heated their
house more effectually than ours – which it
did not at that time though the Judge says
the draft has been improved since–
Page 3

Ours too has been improved by shutting out a
portion of the cold air – but it by no means
answers Mr McGregors assurances – However
our house is comfortable – I was much
in hopes that you would be back before
this time – It will be very tiresome to stay
there five or six weeks longer though the
object will reconcile you both to the discomfort
Tell Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
I received 17 calls New Years but
many of them were from married men – John
Clara
Birth: 1817 Death: 1891-10-29
was married the week after Christmas
They
Birth: 1826 Death: 1903
are at the American where I shall go to
see them – John sent me a box of cake on Frances
account I suppose which is to remain unopened
or untouched until you come – His wife made
a very favourable impression by appearing at
Church with a common plaid shawl and plain
bonnet – John has hired a pew there– I
commended his example to William Hills
Birth: 1821-08-21 Death: 1875-07-12

Teusday the very coldest day of the Winter
I went to Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
to tea to meet Debby
Birth: 1810 Death: 1888-03-16
and
Mrs Van Pelt
Birth: 1797 Death: 1859-06-28
Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
went with me
and enjoyed his visit very much –
Friday morning dear Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
withdrew his sunny
face from our circle – Grandpa is very
very lonely without him –
Page 4

I wish he had some one to read for him
as his eyes are continually failing – I suppose
Catherine Huson
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
would come & believe I had
better send for her though I cannot say I want
her husband
Birth: 1822 Death: 1861-10-14
– You will probably see
Henry and perhaps Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
in the course
of a week – Henry is to go some time this
week to Florida and then to Washington
Clarence will accompany him to the former
place – and wishes much to visit his
Mother Mary
Birth: 1815 Death: 1879-08-29
– I hear no more from
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
– Y Love to Frances –
Your affectionate sister

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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
1849