Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, November 23, 1849

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, November 23, 1849
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Date:1849-11-23

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, November 23, 1849

action: sent

sender: Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826  Death: 1909-08-24

location: New York, NY

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: crb 2016-07-01

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Aster House Friday November
23rd 49.
My dear Mother
Although well nigh worn out shopping
and looking and with the din of this Babel - there is
enough remaining to think of those Ive left and of
my promise and desire to write to you. Ive not
been well today but have been out though I could
not have gone had we not had a carriage
Aunty
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
ordered a horse carriage at Mrs Dryden
Unknown
and
Mrs Bourn
Unknown
took her to her dress makers to be
fitted for her bombasine. but the women said
she prefered not to make it as there was so
little time to do it in before we left but
would make a mantila for her which is to
be like the dress - and twined with folds - at
Becks Mrs Bourn assisted me in selecting a
shawl. Which is a red center though all
cornered not a cherry red but a crimsin a camels
hair pattern and a French cashmere at $35.
Aunty purchased for me a blue silk evening
dress which is to be made at Philadelphia
We leave here tomorrow afternoon at four for
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to spend Sunday there. I could not go over to
Flatbush today as I was too unwell I hope I can
go tomorrow though I think its dubious unless I have
a carriage for I dare not go in an omnibus unless
Im better. I will write to Mrs Gavin
Unknown
and tell
her - Im sorry not to see her.
Harriet Weed
Birth: 1819-02-06 Death: 1893-11-01
took me to see her sister Emily
Birth: 1827-10-10 Death: 1889-02-10
way
up State St and I think I walked too far from
Emilys I ran across to see Mrs. Spencer
Unknown
for we
were but a block or two from them. She
inquired for you and sent word to you. You
are to be asked to go there she is going to
have Mr Spencer
Birth: 1806-01-07 Death: 1875-04-08
write for you when Pa
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
goes
down. Today at Mrs. Drydens I met a lady and she
so much resembled Mrs Morris
Unknown
that I asked
her if it were not she and it was she had a
nice little boy with her and looked very prettily.
Wednesday afternoon we went to & Mrs Winslows
Unknown

they live very prettily up in the clouds at
the Iron Works - both she and he inquired for
you - also Taylor Hall
Unknown
whom I met in Albany
Mrs James Taylor
Birth: 1794 Death: 1854-03-15
and the Weeds
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
sent much love
to you. I suppose you have seen Colonel Webbs
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
appoint-
-ment. The family
x Birth: 1835-02-15  Death: 1911-02-12  Birth: 1833-11-10  Death: 1876-12-03  Birth: 1830-12-14  Death: 1918-12-04  Birth: 1827-11-30  Death: 1896-10-03  Birth: 1826-01-02  Death: 1890-01-16 
^are^ at his house but he is in
Washington. The young ladies called upon us and
we returned the call this evening. Mrs Root
Unknown
is not
very handsome she is small and looks very
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young the family overrun her and Root
Unknown
. I
should imagine - the girls are being preparing
for Viena. I'm glad their ambition is gratified.
We looked at all the fringe
stores to day for your fringe but found none suitable
fringe is so little used that there is not
much in market and that is a heavy sewing
silk fringe with a pretty beading – embroidery, gimp
is worn instead put on a little way from the
edge - the fringes we saw were at Laseis and
were too Black for your shawl. Which is blue - so
Aunty concluded you would be able if you
preferred fringe to get prettier in Auburn
at Clays or Bartletts- than here for it is
so little worn just now that that is none here
and there would be plenty in the country
as they are a season behind. So you will suit
the mantila better in Auburn Aunty would
have sent an embroidery gimp but she
thought you preferrred fringe let us know.
I will write again from Philadelphia
after I have been there a few days. Aunty
Uncle
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
and George Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
are gone to see some
paintings - and Orange County
x Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07  Birth: 1799-07-02  Death: 1872-04-25 
have gone
to the Theatre Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is asleep. Dennis
Unknown
does
admirably as valet de shams - and we all
prosper. I hope you are well and will be careful
and follow Doct Rs
Birth: 1804-02-04 Death: 1889-07-28
advice and remember
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if you are sick to send for me. Love to all
at home. You will write to us at P- My keys
I left and got one new one here often
having my trunk opened by a false keys which
cost 4/- to have a new key not thinking to
my trunk to bring my keys - at Albany I opened
it with a hammer key of the Weeds. Love to all
Your affectionate daughter