Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 9, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 9, 1849
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-04-09

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 9, 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: tap 2018-11-02

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Monday 9th April
My dear Sister,
I received your letter
this morning – I should have
written yesterday but was too
sick – Poor Caroline
Birth: 1839-05-10 Death: 1849-04-10
! I think
all our solicitude about her
will soon terminate – She
has been dying since last
Thursday or in a state
they supposed dying – The
day after I wrote to you the
pain in her head which had
never ceased; increased
after much suffering she sank
into a state of stupor has
not spoken or evinced any
signs of consciousness since –
I was there the last time

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Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
1849
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Friday afternoon – did not see
either Caroline or her mother
Birth: 1800-04-12 Death: 1886-03-29

Mr Porter
Birth: 1790-10-24 Death: 1874-02-03
and his sister
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Either Caroline Williams Porter
Birth: 1797-05-19 Death: 1874-10-30
or Lois Porter Curtis
Birth: 1801-02-08

gave me these particulars –
I have been too ill myself
to go there since but send
every day – The answer is
always the same – she con-
tinues in the same state
her pulse failing gradually.
The last time I saw Mrs Porter
she wished me to thank
you for the kind interest
you had taken in Caroline –
Then she had hopes that she
might take Caroline to Flatbush.
How lonely she will be when
her little girl is removed
from her sight – I am
sorry to have troubled the
Dr
Birth: 1796 Death: 1857-07-05
unnecessarily – Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is
better but not well – I am
scarcely ^hardly^ able to sit up – have
never been well since I
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had the influenza – and now
have a new cold which
does not promise much for
my journey – I have not been
free from headache for many
weeks – I think Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
will
leave early next week – I
shall continue to make prep-
arations to accompany him
and if I am able shall go.
You do not say whether you
will stop a day in Albany
or not – we will look for
you on Teusday – Should
there be a prospect of our
leaving before that time I will
write again and direct to the
Astor House N. York
I do hope Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
will not
be any worse – Fanny’s little
bonnet is the prettiest little
affair I ever saw – We will
talk about the shawl when
I see you – I feel condemned for
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making you run about the
city for me it is very
hard work – Henry is
overwhelmed with letters
and men – I was pained
to hear of the death of
Charlotte Morgans’
Birth: 1806-03-27 Death: 1879-12-18
daughter
Birth: 1830-08-08 Death: 1849-04-02

I cannot write much to day
because I hope to see you
so soon – it seems a great
while since we have
talked together – I hope
you will be prepared to
see our Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
disfigured
by a large pair of whiskers
in other respects he is quite
comme il faut - I think
H. Cheesbro
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
will meet you
but have heard nothing since
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
was here – I heard
yesterday that Worden had gone
back to Canandaigua
Love to Frances –
your own
Sister