Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 24, 1853

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 24, 1853
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-04-24

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 24, 1853

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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: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: amr 

revision: tap 2019-03-28

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Sunday morning —
My dear Sister,
We have all wished you here
many times this morning especially
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
who thought she would just
as lief go to Church as not if Aunty
was here " – She has gone with her father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

and Carrie
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
– I was better yesterday
than I have been in some time I
went to the table three times for
the first in 14 weeks. I am seldom
free from pain but my lungs are
much less oppressed than they have
been all the week and if I could
keep from talking entirely I thing
think the pain would cease —

[top Margin] she was ready to come to you at any time having
left Mrs. Griswold
Birth: 1819 Death: 1896
— but would prefer waiting
until Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

had made
her visit — perhaps
she has written —
I did not see her.
I shall not say any thing
about your coming out because –
I know you will come when you
can conveniently— Fanny thinks
a week a great while to wait
When you do come I want you
to stay longer than 2 days
those visits are not satisfactory—
Love to Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
— When does
she come— Frances Seward
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06Certainty: Possible

does not come this vacation
Your own Sister—

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Dr Pitney
Birth: 1786-11-18 Death: 1853-04-20
was buried Friday— It
rained so constantly that no
women went to the grave not even
the members of his own family
x Birth: 1813-02-16  Death: 1893-10-14  Birth: 1797-12-04  Death: 1862-05 

Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
was at the funeral
and heard many speculations on
the will, but nothing reliable has
transpired– Mrs Pitney keeps my
shawl and dress to wear to church
to day. Mr
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
and Mrs Mellen
Birth: 1830 Death: 1902
called
last evening — I was sorry not to
be able to go down to see him especially
as Henry was not at home —I had
talked so much during the day
that I could say but little to
Mrs Mellen– She said it was
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not yet decided whether they
would leave this Fall – Mr
Mellen complains of the non-attendance
of his parishioners at Church – so
different from more devotional
New England – fancies that he is
not an acceptable pastor &c– I told
Mrs Mellen if he could not draw
his congregation together I was sure
no one else would— I presume
there is some default in the payment
of the salary but she did not say
so — They have for the present taken
the house "with seven gables" as Mrs
Mellen terms it— the Sabin house
on the corner of Logan & Mechanic St —
It seems to me that it is not very far
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from us i if I could walk I should
go there very often as one is not obliged
to pass through the more frequented
parts of the town — They move the
1st of May — I told Mrs Mellen how
sorry you were not to be able to call
the last time you were out —
Henry does not go to Providence his
client
Unknown
comes here — Mrs Miller
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17

was here yesterday — of course she said
nothing new — Mrs. Watrous
Birth: 1805-01-29 Death: 1860
was
here also — Aunt Clara came
round in the evening— Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20

was sent for and went to Clarences
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

yesterday— I think Abbey
Birth: 1822 Death: 1895-09-16
and Ann
Birth: 1842Certainty: Possible

will get along very well alone —
When we once get regulated— My
continued debility has determined me
to give up having the ceiling of the front
parlour taken down or the gas introduced
at present— it can be done in the Fall
if I am better— Henry goes to New York in
May but I do not know what time
Anna's sister
Birth: 1847
was here last week to say