Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 17, 1851

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 17, 1851
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1851-12-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 17, 1851

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

location: Albany, NY

receiver:  
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Birth:   Death: 

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: maf 

revision: vxa 2019-02-18

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Albany Wednesday morning
My dear Sister,
Well we arrived here last night
not without freezing which was all we
had a right to expect such a cold day –
Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
was waiting with Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
- Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

deposited Miss Avery
Birth: 1833-09-01 Death: 1893-11-14Certainty: Probable
at Congress Hall and
then came here to tea – after tea he nearly
froze himself going to look after the luggage
I did not get to bed until dark and
slept until 3 precisely after which I slept
no more – I had neuralgia in my
limbs all night which was preferable
to having it in my head all day –
I was very sick all afternoon and could
could get no air only as I sat by the ventilator
which the conductor was sure to close when
he came that way – I thought of you and
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and Grandpa
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
and almost any body
all night – I remembered that Dennis
Birth: 1827

had not been told to take away the snow
that Ned could get under the house and
a f variety of other things some more and
some less important which I had left undone –
It is so very cold to day that I have not
courage to go on – I shall stay with Mrs Weed
until tomorrow and take the 11 oclock train
to New York – there is one at that hour –
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Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
found her mother
Birth: 1795 Death: 1878
here waiting to see
me and went home with her – She came
round this morning and has gone to see
about my bonnet and get Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
a doll
of wood – Caroline has gone with Fred
to Congress Hall – Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
is here yet
but has not been seen – I believe he goes
down to day – Mr Round
Birth: 1823-07-27 Death: 1862-01-05
has been to see
me and told me more than I can write –
He says it is strange that Henry’s
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
own family
have so little confidence in him when other
persons have so much – I shall not venture
out to day fearing an increase of neuralgia –
Mrs Weed has been telling me about James
Birth: 1820-12-10 Death: 1851-06-18

which has satisfied me that their physician
Dr Boyd
Birth: 1804-02-24 Death: 1881-05-10
is a very ignorant man – Dr Boyd
like Dr Pitney
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20
assumed that James had the
inflammatory rheumatism and treated him
accordingly – he died of neuralgia occasioned
by a fall some time ago which injured the
spine – he was perfectly helpless through his
sickness not being able to raise a hand and
without the least indication of inflammation
yet the Dr Bled him two days before his death!
After he gave up and went to bed I doubt whether
any thing could have saved his life – he
should have been properly treated months before
but he complained little, kept at his work
and as long as he could go up stairs
avoided his bed – it does not make much
difference when a person dies for themselves, but
almost every body bears mourning friends –
Mrs Weed is quite as cheerful as I expected
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to see her – Maria is coming next week
and will probably be here part of the Winter
I should like to know just what you are
doing this cold morning – you will write
soon – Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
spoke to me about some
drawers – tell him if he can find any like
the under shirts he may get them – I will
look for some in New York and send them
if I find any – I hope he is a good boy –
Love to Clara – Your own
Sister –
Tell Clara to send to the
post office for the Weekly Journal
after you are gone –
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Mrs Lazette Worden
Auburn
ALBANY
DEC
17
N.Y.
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Stamp

Type: postmark
Please forward to
Canandaigua if
Mrs Worden has gone

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