Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 26, 1849

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 26, 1849
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-11-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 26, 1849

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

location: Philadelphia, PA

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: rag 

revision: tap 2018-11-12

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Editorial Note

This was included in Frances Worden Chesebro’s letter to Lazette Miller Worden on November 29, 1849.
Philadelphia Monday evening
My dear sister, We did not leave New York
until yesterday afternoon at 4 oclock and reached
here about 9 – Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
and I went to Trinity
Church in the morning – the two Fanny’s
x Birth: 1826  Death: 1909-08-24  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29 
stayed at
home – Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
came down in the morning
to invite Frances to remain at their house while
we went to Washington and made the house ready
I advised Frances to go to Philadelphia with
me which I think did not please Mr Blatchford
much –I thought for many reasons if Frances
stayed any where it had better be with Marianna
Mott
Birth: 1825-08-26 Death: 1872-07-03
– Fanny took cold yesterday and has been
quite sick all day she seems better to night –
I am tired beyond description having been on
my feet nearly the whole day – Frances has
gone to the museum with Mr Canfield
Birth: 1812
a young
lawyer ^merchant^ who has always been very polite to me
when I have been here – Henry has taken Denis
Birth: 1827
Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16

and Mary Coe
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18
to see a Diorama – I am staying
alone with my little girl I have just had a
interview with William Sackett
Birth: 1811-11-18 Death: 1895-09-06
– he is in town
with his wife
Birth: 1822-02-06 Death: 1874-11-17
on the way to Washington – I went first
to the dress makers
Unknown
to have my bombazine fitted– then
to a carpet store – then a cabinet furniture estab-
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lishment – Then a crockery store – and this
afternoon spent nearly two hours in a jewellers
shop examining plated iron &c &c – We came home
to tea very very tired – Fanny is free from fever
and altogether better to night – I have selected
all the articles at the places I have mentioned
tomorrow I do the dry good shopping and shall
be ready to go on Wednesday should my dress
be completed – Tell Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
his father found his
letter here and was much pleased with it –
I hope Willie does not forget his lessons –
How I wish I could see you all to night – The
Horners
x Birth: 1813  Death: 1873-04-29  Birth: 1804  Death: 1874-06-12 
I believe I told you came to see us at the
Astor House – we left our cards at James’ store –
Mrs. Horner seems better and is glad to be in
New York – This is a large blot which
I did not see until I had written one page
Fanny says I must tell Aunty that Father has bought
her a new book and a new chair – Truman Smith
Birth: 1791-11-27 Death: 1884-05-03

is here smoking with Henry– I am so tired I am
going to bed now so good night –
Tuesday night – I have had another busy day and am
again very tired – I have been twice to the dress makers
and the remainder of the time making purchases
at the dry good stores – blankets, linens, table and bed
table covers, &c – Then I have had calls and many
small errands to do – Altogether I have had no rest
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Mrs Hale
Birth: 1814-04-23 Death: 1902-03-29
called to day – I was pleased with her –
We go tomorrow morning to Washington leaving Frances
with Maryanna Mott – I shall send for her as soon
as any thing is comfortable at Washington – Our furniture
we have heard from all along the road – it will
precede us – I have just had an interview with
Dr Helmuth
Birth: 1801-09 Death: 1880-04-08
to consult him about you – It is infinitely
more satisfactory than talking with our Dr
Unknown
– He says
you ought to have an examination to ascertain whether
this swelling is a hernia or a tumour which cannot
be determined in any other way – that it is unsafe
to leave it unsettled – A hernia being at any time
liable to strangulation should be kept in place by a truss –
A tumor which might be occasioned by a swelling
of the glands could if attended to in time be
dissipated by proper medicines – in no case to be
removed by an operation – As the two require treatment
entirely different it is very essential that the
characteristic be determined – I hope you will consent
to come and see either Dr Vanderer
Birth: 1796 Death: 1857-07-05
or Dr Helmuth
before I come home – My love to the children
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

I cannot tell now when Fred will be required to come
but will write next time – in the meantime if Ann
Unknown
finds
the work more than she can do you must send John
for Maria to help – Tell Fred to see that all the
tender roses and the trumpet creeper and box are
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covered whenever the weather becomes freezing cold
your very tired sister –