Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 20, 1856

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 20, 1856
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-04-20

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 20, 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: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: ssb 

revision: crb 2019-02-08

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Editorial Note

The year of this letter was changed from 1851 to 1856 based on the context of the letter and other letters at that time.
Washington Sunday
My dear Sister,
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, goes in the
morning and will
probably be home Wednesday
I send this by mail
thinking it may get
there earlier – Your
letter from Canandaigua
came yesterday morning –
I am glad Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
is
pleased with her home –
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
does not feel
satisfied with Willies
learning, but the child
is homesick and has
staid 6 or 7 weeks longer
than he expected – I
am sorry to have him go
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and yet I have not the
heart to insist upon his
staying – Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
is to come
in his place but Green
is sick &c –
Henry suggested Mrs
Watrous
Birth: 1805-01-29 Death: 1860
but I cannot
think this would be
wise – perhaps I am
not the best judge –
I enclose two letters I
have had from Greeley
Birth: 1811-02-03 Death: 1872-11-29

one is in reference to Mrs
Watrous's – you will not
speak of it – though I
presume he is right –
The only practical thing
I have known her do
was working in the office
for Henry which he
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says she is the most
efficient clerk he ever had –
I wish she was a more
sensible woman and could
have the benefit of the
place – but I cannot now
think it advisable to
offer it to her, do you? –
She wrote to Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
that
she had a prospect of
getting some pay for her
writings – I cannot
understand how she
is reduced to the straits
of which she complains
if her brother
Unknown
assists her
as she told me he
offered to do – I have
seen Mrs Stowe
Birth: 1811-06-14 Death: 1896-07-01
and
Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11
& Mr
Draper
Birth: 1795-04-14 Death: 1866-11-06
& Matilda Webb
Birth: 1827-11-30 Death: 1896-10-03

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since I wrote last, but
do not feel in spirits
to night to tell you
any thing about them –
have not been well
to day – George Grier
is expected this week –
to arrange some place
for George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
and his family
x Birth: 1844-11-20  Death: 1917-01-31  Birth: 1840-11-08  Death: 1910-11-28  Birth: 1838-04-16  Death: 1916-02-22  Birth: 1835-01-09  Death: 1926  Birth: 1833-06-08  Death: 1891-06-12 

who are still at Polydore's
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25

I shall miss Wills
encouraging words & smiles
but my little girl
is left – Love to Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

your own
Sister