Letter from Lazette Maria Worden to Frances Adeline Seward, March 7, 1855

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Letter from Lazette Maria Worden to Frances Adeline Seward, March 7, 1855
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-03-07

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Letter from Lazette Maria Worden to Frances Adeline Seward, March 7, 1855

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

location: Washington D.C., US

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: rag 

revision: fdc 2019-10-03

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1855
Washington March 7
My dear Fanny
I wish you
were here to talk and
walk with me – It is
so pleasant & warm this
morning that the children
are playing with their
toys on the sidewalk –
There is now marching
past my window a pro-
cession of little ^
Unknown ^
– about
the size Peter Tom
Unknown
– with
each a little wheel-
barrow filled with tiny
stones – How grand they
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feel with their overcoats
and gaiters – their nurses
wisely keep quite a
distance from them
making believe they are
great big boys –
We have two
Unknown here
which I feed every day
– they know me so well
that let me come up
close to them – though they
are very shy of the col-
ored people – Tell
Watch
 Death: 1856-04-29
I am glad he is
not here – for if he were
he would be tied in
a back yard all the
like a dog I hear howling
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all night and all
day too – Tell dear
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
that I am busy
hunting up and putting
away things but father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

has not yet made up
his mind what house
to take– I would like
to know what you are doing
this morning and if it is
half as pleasant as it
is here – Kiss Trippy
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862

and tell him I am very
glad to hear he is a
nice dog – I miss him
very much when I go to
bed and often find
myself in the night
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putting out my hand
to find his little black
face – I hope he does
not growl at Watch –
nor worry the cats nor
refuse to eat toast when
Mother gives it to him –
and that in all things
he will demean him-
self as a well educa-
ted black dog should
Mr. Morgan
Birth: 1806-05-02 Death: 1881-10-13Certainty: Probable
came here
the other night and
took my pen away with
him – so I have only a
poor one to write
with. Love to Mother Aunt
Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
, Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
& Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08Certainty: Probable

Aunty –