Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, April 12, 1853

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, April 12, 1853
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-04-12

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, April 12, 1853

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: msf 

revision: tap 2019-03-27

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Editorial Note

This letter is included with a letter of the same date (April 12, 1853) from Fanny Seward to Frances Adeline Miller Seward.
Dearest Sister
How constantly I think of
of you — and how much I wish I could
know how you are this dreary morning
I miss you in everything & feel as if I
could never live from you again —
We had a comfortable a journey as
could be expected on a train of cars
in which we were the only persons
who did not smoke, spit & put our
feet on the top of the seats a la Douglas
“I never seen such” a frightful set
of passengers — Dear little Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

sat very quietly for sometime after
we left Auburn – I being too much
engaged in my own regrets to notice

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Love to the children & all
at home — we hope to hear from you
tomorrow — Your own sister
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hers — although her little hand was
fast hold of mine – When I looked
in her face I saw those long eye-
lashes were filled with tears— dear
Fanny “said I “What is the matter”?—
I want to see Mother “explained she’—
I took her on my lap and told her
what a nice visit she would have
with Anna
Birth: 1842
& Trippy
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
and how glad
Mother would be to see her when we
went back on Saturday — her face
was all smiles again & she became
interested in the places we passed
and the passengers in the cars — We
reached here at dusk — about half
past 7 – No one one of our family
was at the cars but I soon found
a hackman who secured our luggage
& brought us safely to the house – Fanny
rang the bell and nearly threw
Anna & Trippy (they came to the door) with

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I want Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
to take my bathing tub to the

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depot to be sent by a freight train — it is all ready
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spasms by her unexpected arrival
Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
was here to see if I had been heard
from — they had expected me on the
lightning train — the man
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
of the man-
sion was, & is yet, in Geneva — “there
at least comfort in that” as Rip Van—
Winkle
remarked, when informed
his wife had died from rupturing
a blood vessel — Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
arrived up after
a season — seemed almost afraid to
speak the name but finally succeed-
ded in saying the papers announced
that Mr Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
had that day left
Washington – how I hope he will
be with you to day – I fouind that
Anna & Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
have kept house
very nicely — quite a contrast
to the Irish performances last winter –
But Harriet leaves me to day having
only remained to have me here — she is
sick & is going to Geneva to consult
a physician
Unknown
— I have a pleasant
spoken Irish “Marie
Unknown
” in her place
I hope she will answer until Annas

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sister
Unknown
arrives — Fanny is very happy with Anna & Trippy
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Fanny is as happy as a bird
with a bunch of greenhouse
flowers —

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
April 12t 1853