Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1856

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1856
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-03-25

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, March 25, 1856

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Florida, US

transcription: nwh 

revision: ska 2019-11-12

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Auburn March 25th
My dear Augustus
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
says
your letter has remained so long un-
answered that she fears you will
think she did not receive it —
We were very glad to know you
were well & safe, and in a pleas-
ant climate — Here we have had
a terrible winter – the like of which
has never been known — Snow on
the ground already one hundred
& twenty days, with a prospect of
its continuing until the middle
of April — Aunt Clara is very
well but Mr. Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
's health
is failing — he has changed very
much within a year — Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
has
told you that I am with Aunt Clara
Page 2

I have been here ever since your Uncle
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
's
death – We hear often from Mother
& are hoping to see her here in
May – by which time the snow
will be off the ground – Cousin
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
& my grandson
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
are
well – having wrote me she had
a letter from you last week —
She is living in the old house
at Canandaigua at present
though she wants to go somewhere
else — talks sometimes of the
West — though she would hardly
be satisfied with life in a new
country — There has nothing
very remarkable taken place
here for the last 6 months – or if
there has we do not hear of it —
The K. Nothings have the city under
their control & do much as
they wish —
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We are all expecting you here
to spend part if not the whole
of the summer – Aunt Clara & I
heard nothing of the Indian hostilities
until you had left Cape Sable
I am glad you are away from there –
Mr. Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
was here on Saturday – he
made many enquiries about you
& seemed to understand what you
had been engaged in during
the winter – Which is more than
the majority of people can com-
prehend – He told me his son John
Birth: 1828-06-02 Death: 1898-06-26

had succeeded the last year in
maintaining himself and his wife
Birth: 1830
off
his farm – Which was doing very
much better than was expected
of him – Aunt Clara sends
much love to you –
Your affectionate
Aunty –
Page 4

Lieutenant Augustus H. Seward
Coast Survey
Key West
Florida
AUBURN N.Y.
MAR 26
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