Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 19, 1850

  • Posted on: 17 July 2019
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 19, 1850
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:aca

student editor

Transcriber:spp:tap

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1850-03-19

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 19, 1850

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: aca 

revision: tap 2019-01-29

<>
Page 1

Washington March 19th
My dear Sister,
I have this moment received your
letter written last Thursday — I knew you would
like Henrys
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
speech, but you can hardly conceive
the moral courage it required to make such a
speech in the Senate — You must not let it vex
you that his course and is not understood and
appreciated by those who do not know him as
well as you and I do — You will find many
who profess to be his friends faltering about
giving their support to the true and fearless
doctrine which he advocates — Some poloticians
think it inexpedient – and many tolerably good
men will think it extravegant — It is much
easier to sit quietly under the wrongs endured
by others than to oppose them — The press
here are all against him of course that was
to be expected, but that very circumstance will
weaken the support that some Northern Whigs
would otherwise give — He has many very highly
complimentary letters from Northern men but
the only certain reward for such efforts is that
which the world cannot give or take away the
reward of a quiet conscience —
Page 2

I wish I could see you this morning — I am very
lonely since Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
went away and were I not
expecting Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
might even come home a week
or two earlier than I intended — Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
was
quite sick yesterday had a violent pain in his
side with fever — he is up again to day but
his side still troubles him — I wrote Sunday
to Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
thinking perhaps you were at Canandaigua
I hope now you will not be gone when Fred
arrives — Yesterday it rained in the morning
and I did not go out — Mrs Root
Birth: 1788-10-25 Death: 1871-02-14
took tea
with me in the evening — Henry went to
Mrs. Meridiths
Birth: 1801-02-20 Death: 1853-06-28
reception — I am going this
morning to call upon Mrs Ira Harris
Birth: 1809-05-27 Death: 1894-01-15
(alias Mrs
Jerry Rathbone) who left her card here yesterday —
They are at the National — I am also going
to make another attempt to find Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03

Well I have been out and come back again
Mrs Harris was out — I succeeded in finding the
house where Mrs Weed stayed while here
but she had gone home — Mrs Hills
Birth: 1790-10-15 Death: 1857-10-25
was
to leave to day — I made some other visits
but this day is cold and unpleasant and
I was glad to get home again — Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is quite
well again and playing merrily with her
dolls — Little Fanny Burke
Birth: 1847-10-07 Death: 1929-11-14
has just made her a
visit —
Page 3

Will you say to Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
that I do not
wish her to positively engage any girl until
Dennis
Birth: 1827
comes home — Dennis has a cousin
Unknown
in
New York who talks of going to Auburn
with him – if she goes I would prefer to take
her to any one there — Dennis himself is honest
and true — his cousin may not be at all
like him but the chances are at least equal —
You need not believe that either the Republic
or the Herald (they are about on a par for abusing
Henry) speak the sentiments of the Administration
– it is not true — The Southern interest controuls
the Republic — You speak of people misunderstanding
Henry — they always will — He has so many
traits of character entirely above the comprehen-
sion of most persons that he never can
be understood — It is very difficult for
ordinary minds to conceive of virtues which
they do not possess in any degree themselves —
This is a poor answer to your long and
interesting letter – but I am not in spirits
to write long to day — Kiss Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
for me —
Fanny and I would both like to see him to day
Love to Aunt Clara — Your own
Sister –
Page 4

Unknown
Aunty
Hand Shiftx

Lazette Worden

Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
1850
and made a sunshine in
a shady place