Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 14, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 14, 1852
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-02-14

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 14, 1852

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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: tap 

revision: fdc 2019-05-10

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Saturday Feb 13
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Editorial Note

Saturday was February 14 in 1852

My dear Sister
I am afraid if I do not
write to night one of your
kind letters will come to reproach
me – I fear we are getting spoiled
as we actually feel disappointed
if we do not hear almost daily
from you and I know it must
hurt your eyes to write so often –
I wish I could write more
by candlelight but I cannot
and writing much with any
lih light make me soon sick
I like to think of you in
Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
upper room with the
dogs lying beside you – I feel
that both you & Clara will be
less lonely these dark days
when it snows all the time
here and I suppose at Auburn
too
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Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
says let the Corporation
finish the road on Owasco
St – & let Willis
Birth: 1830Certainty: Possible
dig more
gravel when the wood is
sawed – He would like
Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
to get 10 cords
of good green wood now
if he can & let Willis saw
that – – It is certainly
a difficult question what is
to be done with Jim
Unknown
& Maria
Unknown
?
I suppose their final destination
with their present habits
will sooner or later be the
Alms house if no worse –
the time when they go will
depend upon us – I say
nothing to Henry about it as
it was the understanding that
I should give them no more
money after the house was
built for them – I cannot say
what I might do were I there
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but I doubt whether it is the
duty of ^any^ one to support
them without work – I know it
is not when they are able to
work – I am sorry Mary
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18
was
not allowed to go to the ball – she
had her heart much upon it
when we came away – I am
writing to night under different
circumstances – in the Library
with Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
& Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

talking on one side & Henry
with two
Unknown in the parlour
– doors open – Anna
Birth: 1810-03-30 Death: 1886-08-20Certainty: Probable
is dressing
to go with the gentlemen to
Mrs Sartiges
Birth: 1827-03-11 Death: 1915-04-04
reception –
Mr White
Birth: 1824-05-01 Death: 1909-02-04Certainty: Possible
who dined with
us has gone to the hotel for
a dress coat to go with
them – George is lamenting his
hard fate in being obliged to go –
though I think he is not
seriously afflicted
Page 4

I wrote to Clara this morning
which letter is in the office
perhaps – I will write
you more tomorrow –
Sister –