Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 21, 1850

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 21, 1850
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Date:1850-04-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 21, 1850

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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: pxc 

revision: crb 2019-01-31

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Washington April 21st
My dear Sister,
As the time draws near for me
to prepare to leave my heart misgives me about
leaving before Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
comes – I know he
must be now on the way – If you can stay
a week longer than you proposed I would
prefer to wait until the 6th of May 2 weeks
from tomorrow – I speak of it thus early that
I may get an answer from you in time –
Meanwhile Augustus may come and I be
enabled to leave earlier – If the weather
is as cold at the North as it is here it
is still too cold to clean house –
The Weed’s
x Birth: 1797  Death: 1858-07-03  Birth: 1797-11-15  Death: 1882-11-22 
left Thursday morning – I did not
see Mrs Weed after Tuesday – I go home by
the way of Troy in order that I may see
Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
– shall not stop at Albany and only
one night at Troy – I do not on consideration
think I will be obliged to stop a day in Phil-
adelphia
– one day in New York – Ask Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

how I am to know which of the vases he thought
the prettier – I wish to get it as I come along –
Mrs Davis
Birth: 1818 Death: 1897-08-06
spent part of the evening with
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me T Thursday – She told me some things about
Dr
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
& Mrs Canfield
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
which will surprise you –
I think you would like Mrs Davis – she is
very agreeable to me – It rained most of
the day Friday and yesterday – Anna
Wood
Birth: 1822-02-02 Death: 1859-12-09
called here Wednesday – She and Fernando
Birth: 1812-06-14 Death: 1881-02-14

have been South for his health – I returned
her call but did not find her at home –
Lady Bulwer
Birth: 1817 Death: 1878
was here again Friday – I do
not perceive that she grows any more interesting
though very well-bred – I have not yet
seen Sir Henry
Birth: 1801-02-13 Death: 1872-05-23
– I wish you would write
to Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
that there is a prospect of Miss
Carroll
Birth: 1829-12-09 Death: 1872-07-24
coming on with me – Her mother
Birth: 1812-03-27 Death: 1895-02-11

said she wished to go North about that
time to attend a wedding I believe at her
Uncles – I could not do less than offer
to take charge of her, Mrs Carroll having treated
our Frances and Fred with so much politeness –
The enquiry was made whether Frances was
at our house or in Canandaigua – Frances
may have known that she was to make this
jaunt though I had not heard of it –
Mrs Carroll called to see me Thursday
but I was out – When this matter is
decided I will write again – I would
much prefer to receive my share of the
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visit after being home awhile – but one is
not always allowed a choice –
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is better but her throat is still inflamed
she cryed in her sleep last night and
when I asked her what was the matter
she said she wanted to see Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

I do too – Mr. Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
has been here
but his wife
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12
did not accompany him
I think it was a week ago – I did not
see him – I hear nothing more of the
Bowens
x Birth: 1808-02-25  Death: 1886-09-29  Birth: 1816  Death: 1872-07-15 
– We are going to Baltimore one day
this week – Monday morning – We went to
Mr Pine’s
Birth: 1803-01-09 Death: 1875-12-07
church yesterday afternoon – and had
a quiet evening at home – Fanny is quite
well again – She has packed her play things to go
home – I cannot write long letters now I am
expecting to see you so soon – I shall have
every thing ready here to leave this week –
I believe Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
has about relinquished the idea
of going North at present – If Augustus
could only know how impatiently I am expecting
him he might send a telegraph message
when he comes on the Telegraph line – It is
so late now that I think he will come up
the Ohio River instead of going to New Orleans
Tell Fred his mode of sending love is very satisfactory –
I am very sorry for Mrs Horner
Birth: 1780 Death: 1856-12-09
– We had learned
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that Mr Compston
Birth: 1790 Death: 1850-04-03
was dead by a letter from Auburn
It is raining hard again to day – I think Fred
must have a disagreeable time making gardens –
Clarence
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
says nothing about the time he will go
home – Love to all and a kiss for Willie –
Your own Sister –
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
goes to Albany to day for 2 weeks