Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 8, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 8, 1849
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-03-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 8, 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 2018-10-31

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Thursday March 8th
My dear Sister,
I have been too ill to write for a
few days past – Monday I had a violent
neuralgic attack in my chest which
continued 48 hours – During my paroxysms
of coughing I was so convulsed that it
alarmed Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
and the children
x Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 
greatly
the only relief I could obtain was from
Abbeys pressing with all her strength upon
my chest and shoulders – Teusday night
the Dr
Unknown
succeeded in finding some remedy that
relieved me – I am now entirely free from
that pain though my cough continues
and to day my head aches sadly –
Since I commenced writing Mrs Hulbert
Birth: 1817-04-25 Death: 1900
has
called and my head ached so violently
that I hardly knew what I said to her –
She seemed to think it would be a pity for
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
to come home now when her cure
was so nearly perfected though I had
thought it a very wise arrangement –
I should be sorry to have her come if it would
in any way impede her recovery – do you think
it will – Henry Cheesbro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
has been in the village
since Monday he returns this afternoon I
should have been glad to have had him stayed
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with us all the time – I was too ill to see
him Teusday – Wednesday he took tea with
us and was here again to day – He was as
much pleased as I with the prospect of your
returning so soon – He wishes very much to go
down for you but cannot ascertain from Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16

when he is coming home – Worden came
here Sunday and dined with us – I could
not persuade him to come here and stay –
He is still at the Exchange which you know
now has William Wood
Birth: 1800 Death: 1863-02-23
for proprietor –
Worden will return to Albany this week and
told me he thought he should be detained
until the Legislature adjourned – I suppose
that will be the 16 of April.
I had a letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
to day dated the
2d of Feb – he is well – says they have not yet
had any cholera at his post – he has no
letter from me later than the 24th of December –
says nothing in relation to a furlough –
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
writes very frequently from Washington
he sees Gen Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09
often and thinks him
one of the best and purest of men –
The city is crowded – Henry did not attend
Mr Polks
Birth: 1795-11-02 Death: 1849-06-15
last levee – it was thronged –
His last letter was written previous to the inauguration
Henry wishes me to go South with him
some time in April – if I do you must
take care of Fanny for me somewhere

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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
1849
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I dare not say to Henry Cheesbro that I
expected you to make me a long visit on
your return as he seemed to think they
could not live any longer without you at
home – Eliza
Certainty: Probable
is perfectly wild with joy
that you are coming before her mother
Unknown
com-
mences housekeeping – my children are not
far behind her – Fanny has commenced arran-
ging her baby house for your reception –
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
was here a little while this afternoon
one of her neighbors has died recently with
disease of the heart – I was interrupted
while reading her your letter by Mrs Basset
Birth: 1799-03-21 Death: 1883-08-30Certainty: Possible

so she went off without hearing the whole
promising to come again – Willie was scalded
Sunday – he ran against Abbey coming into
the dining room and received a portion of
the contents of a pitcher of hot chocolate
in his face – With his usual perseverance
he applied cold water without intermission for
2 hours when the pain decreasing he went
to sleep – his face is considerably disfigured
but I think only temporarily – he was fortunate
in not having his eyes injured – Mr. Bostwick
Birth: 1801-08-08 Death: 1853-07-06

will not allow me to use the franks
which Henry left for your letters
during his absence – I have written much
more than I thought I should but it is very
dull – Love to Frances – Your own Sister –