Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 21, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 21, 1852
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-10-21

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 21, 1852

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

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: les 

revision: crb 2019-07-01

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Thursday 21st Oct
My dear Sister,
I have looked for
a letter from you since
Monday but none comes–
I hope neither you or
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
are ill. Fred Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

has not yet gone to Orange
County
I do not think
he will before next week.
Mrs. Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04
was here Tuesday
I believe she came to lecture
me for want of boldness
in of which she certainly
presents a striking
example– She was
disappointed not to have
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seen you and I thought
received my apology
with rather an incredulous
air– regretted that
she had not courage
to adopt the Bloomers
Costume, especially when
I expressed my dislike
of it– said she had
spent one evening with
the Mullens
Birth: 1805 Death: 1881Certainty: Possible
in an ar-
gument on the absurdity
of keeping the Sabbath–
I told her plainly that
I could not disseminate
opinions which I did not
believe, or such as I
thought would not
benefit others– She
Page 3

replied to this after
the manner of Lucy
Stone
Birth: 1818-08-13 Death: 1893-10-18
that she
thought the truth should
be told at all times
and in all places–
I asked her what was
her standard for truth
if she disbelieved the
Bible– She said any
man’s own conscientious
convictions– I told
her the Mormons and
the Spirit Rappers held
the same–but like
Lucy she only added
the more warmly that
she thought the truth
should be propagated–
Not having any fancy
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for this circular argument
I did not prolong the
conversation–
I am very sorry to have lost
an article in the Times
of Tuesday by Mrs Oaks
Smith
Birth: 1806-08-12 Death: 1893-11-16
in reply to
a "Southerner" in Womans
Rights– I hope if you
can you will see it
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
and I went to
make some visits yesterday
We have another bright
morning– Dennis
Birth: 1827
has
been away sick all
this week– Henry and
the children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 
send love–
Your own
Sister–