Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March, 1849
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March, 1849

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: obm 

revision: tap 2018-07-27

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Editorial Note

This letter is missing the first page and is dated 1848 by the recipient in error. The death of Jackson Kellum, which it reports, occurred on March 4, 1849. William Henry Seward was sworn into the U. S. Senate on March 5, 1849 in a special session that ended on March 23, 1849, so this letter was written between March 5 and March 23, 1849, apparently between March 10 and March 17.
sent it is very pleasant to have
her
Unknown
about the house again —
Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is racing through the
snow with two or three
boys
Unknown
— I hope he was escape
the scarlet fever — Sam
Harris
Birth: 1802 Death: 1890-06-21
and all his family
x Birth: 1847  Death: 1919-10-07  Birth: 1845  Death:   Birth: 1841  Death:   Birth: 1802  Death: 1890-06-21  Birth: 1836  Death:   Birth: 1833-08-06  Death: 1903-10-30  Birth: 1832  Death:   Birth: 1829  Death: 1860-07-22  Birth: 1808  Death: 1880-05 

have had variloid —
The Miss Kellom’s
x Birth: 1828-05-28  Death: 1850-09-27  Birth: 1825-04-09  Death: 1906-04-23  Birth: 1816-05-02  Death:  
have lost
a brother
Birth: 1830-08-19 Death: 1849-03-04
with that or small
pox for I am not sure that
he had been vaccinated —
He was moved from his lodgings
in the village to a shanty
out of town while very ill —
took cold and died neither
his mother
Birth: 1789-03-04 Death: 1865-04-23
or sister went to see
him because they were afraid
it would prevent their cus—
tomers coming to the house —
Were I a customer I should
for the future avoid such
unnatural relations —
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I have no letter from you this week
and shall not send this
until tomorrow that yours
may come first — Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
writes
that the crowd has grad-
ually withdrawn from Wash-
ington
except the seekers for
office which are not few.
Satur Friday morning — I am
very glad I waited for your
letter came this morning and
at the same time came
this letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

to Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
— I think Frances
will forgive a mother's
curiosity which induced me
to break the seal — I was
glad I did so — I have read
the letter to Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
and
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
to whom it
gave much pleasure —
Augustus says nothing in either
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of his letters about coming home
but I will hope to see him
early in the Summer — Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07

had a letter from Henry last
evening which says the
Senate will continue in session
two days next week
I am very glad that the time
is drawing nigh for your
release — Dont you think dear
little Fan
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
, who was sitting
by when I read that part in
your letter which refers to
your return actually cried
that you were not coming
next week — she is now
amusing herself by looking out
of the window for hungry
robins — I hope Eliza
Certainty: Possible
will
not run wild entirely before
your return but she is very
near it — Love to Frances
Your own Sister —
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1848