Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 7, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 7, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-03-07

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 7, 1856

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: nwh 

revision: ska 2019-11-12

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Washington Friday 7th
My dear Sister,
A tremor of neuralgia
closed my letter Wednesday –
I am up again to day –
I begin to fear you are ill
it is some time since I
have heard from you – more
than a week – Mr Sacket
Birth: 1811-11-18 Death: 1895-09-06Certainty: Possible

wrote Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
a very kind
letter I in which he says
“In regard to Mrs Worden let
me be advised if my aid
advice or kindness can
be useful to her” – Henry
and I have both written
to him to come here with
you & Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
if she
will come – The weather
is pleasant, the roads are
drying rapidly – I drive
out when I am able
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and walked some Wednesday
perhaps too far –
The Children
x Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29 
are out this
morning making some
visits – Mr R. Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04

writes that Mr Potter
Birth: 1831-09-25 Death: 1904-12-21

& Julia
Birth: 1834-10-04 Death: 1922-06-24
who were married
Monday will be here
soon – grateful for attention
& – Henry says a
party – I hope it will
be a small one – I wish
I could do as Grandma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03

used to, put on my
bonnet and go to one
of the neighbours until
it is all over –
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
seems better than when
he came – he works too hard
Saturday – I have your
letter of Wednesday, dear Sister
and you have been sick just
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as I feared you were – I am
very glad you are with
Clara where I know you are
well cared for – and will not
feel lonely – Your letter was
impatiently looked for as we
all expected you would fix
some time to come here –
we hope you will when you
feel better – Henry is
out to night so I write without
consulting him – I would not
think of purchasing or renting
a house immediately dear
Sister – If you build a House
will it not then be soon
enough to commence living
alone? – in the mean time
take any part of the old home
which you like and live
in it as you please – when
you are tired of staying here
where we shall be the
greater part of the next three
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years– those of us who
remain – Henry has no prospect
of being away from here
more than two months for
the next year and he can-
not keep house without some
person to superintend these
servants
Unknown
– so that for one
year our old home will
be without occupants.
Monday – Henry and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

dined with Mr
Birth: 1816-03-29 Death: 1901-10-04
and Mrs Sibbern
Birth: 1815-09-18 Death: 1885-02-27

(the Swedish Minister)
Saturday and later in the
evening went with Fred
& Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
to Dr Baileys
Birth: 1807-12-03 Death: 1859-06-05

to a small party – Catherine
Beecher
Birth: 1800-09-06 Death: 1878-05-12
is staying there –
Yesterday Mr Crampton
Birth: 1805-08-13 Death: 1886-12-05
and
a number of other gentlemen
Unknown

were here – Green
Unknown
dined with
us – so that until this
morning I have had no
opportunity of talking with
Henry