Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 16, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 16, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-03-16

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 16, 1849

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

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receiver: Lazette Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03

location: Unknown
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revision: tap 2018-07-27

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Friday March 16th
My dear Sister,
Though your letter has
not come this week I will
write a short one to you which
I fear is all I shall find
time to do to day – Dear
little Fan
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has been quite sick
with an ulcerated sore throat
since Monday – She was
better yesterday so as to play
about the nursery but is
confined to the bed again to
day – As she has taken no
cold the Dr
Unknown
thinks she
will be better again tomorrow
I shall keep this letter until
Morning to tell you so –
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
went Teusday to Geneva
and came home quite sick
yesterday with influenza
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He too is in bed with sore
throat and fever – I am
well again myself saving
my cough – The weather
is very fine for this season –
I did not venture out on
Sunday – dear little Fan
went to Church and came
home with her feet almost
frozen – Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
left here
for Albany Teusday – he said
he should go home in about
two weeks and then Henry
Cheesbro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
was going for
you – I am glad Henry
is to be gratified he seemed
very anxious to go – I believe
the village is very quiet during
this season of Lent – Mrs Hills
Birth: 1796 Death: 1863-04-22

is preparing to move but I
do not think will be ready
to leave the 1st of April
Page 3

the time the Blatchfords
x Birth: 1798-07-24  Death: 1857-12-23  Birth: 1798-04-24  Death: 1875-09-04 
visit
to take – Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

comes up occasionally – Jane
Unknown

is deafer than ever since
she has made use of those
small ear trumpets – I have
frequent letters from Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

The Senate are to adjourn
next Monday, so I shall
look for him home next
week – I have written to him
that I want a shawl
suitable for travelling – My
blanket shawl has always
been too conspicuous to suit
my taste – A large woolen
plaid shawl with one or
two green colours intermixed
with a little white perhaps,
of this I am not tenacious, if any
white very little – I think
a square shawl preferable
dont you? My blanket
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shawl is 2 yds and 1/8 square including
the fringe – I think it a very good
size – would not like it any less –
While on the subject of dress if
your landlady
Unknown
who I believe deals
in such things has a pattern of a
tunic or visitte for a little girl
I would like to make one for Fanny.
It is afternoon – my patients do not
either of them seem any better – Fanny's
fever continues unabated – I think her
throat is swollen but the Dr overlooked
it this morning – he said it looked
much better on the inside – her
tongue has ulcers on it which trouble
her very much – Clarence's head
continues to ache – his fever is less –
I asked him if I should send for Miss
D- Laney
Birth: 1830
? – which elicited a smile –
I do wish Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
was home – Pa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
is so
lonely now I am obliged to be up
stairs all the time – his eyes get no
better – he is unable to read the news
papers – Saturday morning – Fanny
had a bad night but is better
this morning – the Dr says in no
danger – If she should be worse
I will write again tomorrow – her disease
is scarlet fever without the rash –
your own Sister