Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 8, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 8, 1852
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-11-08

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, November 8, 1852

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: les 

revision: crb 2019-07-01

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Monday morning Nov 7th
My dear Sister,
Your letter which came
yesterday relieved my anxiety as
I feared either you or Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
were
sick I am glad you enjoyed your
visit at Uncle Cary
Birth: 1786-08-11 Death: 1869-06-20
; I always do–
I have had for the last two or three
weeks a family of 15 so I find
little leisure for any thing– Mrs
Watrous
Birth: 1805-01-29 Death: 1860
has been copying for Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

& takes her he dinner and tea
with us Miss Archibold
Birth: 1829 Death: 1871
has been
making me a dress–Mr Baker
Birth: 1816-03-16 Death: 1887-10-02

leaves this morning after a week’s
sojourn– William Henry
Birth: 1835-01-09 Death: 1926
left
Saturday– I was rather vexed
to see him so soon again but
I pity his imbecility which
I think is caused by disease and
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old shool practice combined
Evaline
Birth: 1830-11-13 Death: 1918-07-31
and Amanda
Birth: 1842-02-01 Death: 1916-05-13
go home
to day–Evaline is homesick
and has made Amanda discontented.
I make no specific arrangement
for the return of either as I
rather look upon it as a exper-
iment which has failed. I will
tell you more some other time–
Evalina I believe intends to go to
you some time this winter but
says she cannot say positively
until she goes home– as she has
work to do for her Mother
Birth: 1809-04-10 Death: 1879-08-19

Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
says she must go home
before I go to Washington so I
sent for H. Bryant
Unknown
. I do not
yet know whether Mary
Birth: 1819-11-24 Death: 1854-12-18
is
to cook for us this winter as
I have no answer to any of my
letters– We must go now in
about 4 weeks– as usual I
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go with many contemplated works
unfinished. Mr Baker enquires
about you – he is a good man–
Henry went with him yesterday to
hear Mr Mellen
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
. They were both
much pleased– I received a
long kind letter from “little
Pulszky
Birth: 1815 Death: 1866
yesterday– She desires to
be remembered to you– thinks
it not improbable that she will
come again to America.
It is rather melancholy to think
that Daniel Webster
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24
in gone– He
leaves a blank in Washington which
will not soon be filled. For
the honor bestowed upon his memory
it would have been well had he
died 3 years ago–Yet with
all his faults he seems to me to
have been less selfish than Henry
Clay
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29
– his death bed surrounded
by his family and those who
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if he could inspire affection, were the
persons to love him, was much more
like that of a man & a christian
that He seems to have had strong
attachment for his own kith & kin
which is a merit in my eyes
though perhaps none of the greatest–
When are you coming out?–
Tomorrow is the election– I cannot
but hope the result may in some
way show the strength of this
Anti slavery principle at the North–
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
does not come home but
votes at Albany
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– I hear
nothing from Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
from which
I infer that he is coming home
soon– Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is well – the rain
kept her at home last night–
your own Sister

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