Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 6, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 6, 1858
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Date:1858-02-06

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 6, 1858

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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: rag 

revision: vxa 2020-11-07

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Page 1

Washington Saturday 6t
My dear Sister
I hardly know when I wrote last but
not since your good Sunday letter came –
I am glad you are having so pleasant a visit
from Mary Raines
Birth: 1823-11
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
says you can tell Col.
Carpenter
Birth: 1821 Death: 1885-10-25
that he had anticipated his request
and had already written directly to the Governor
Birth: 1788-01-03 Death: 1867-07-07

which forms the only individual exception to
a rule upon which you know he has acted of
not applying to Gov King in behalf of any of
his friends – Henry has finished his Kansas
speech – I am very glad, it is a good speech
and he is relieved by its conclusion – he
only waits a suitable occasion for its delivery –
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
& Mr Wharton
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
came last evening – a letter
from Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
had told us they were coming this
week – they came from New York and were both
very tired – Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
and his associate counsel
a Mr Jencks
Birth: 1818-11-02 Death: 1875-11-04
of R. Island were & Mr Fletcher
Birth: 1814-03-24 Death: 1874-04-15

were dining with us – Clarence came Thursday
and remains until next Tuesday – As we
have no room for him he is at the National
not very comfortable from his representation –
& indeed none of the hotels here are particularly
so –
Page 2

Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11
spent an hour or two here
yesterday morning having come to Washington the
day previous – He made particular enquiries
about you & Pisgah – seemed much
pleased when I told him you were talking
of writing to him to come & make you a visit
He says he is better than when you saw him
that his back does not trouble him now
I observe that he rises with much more
care than he did last Winter – Still he
seems to me less nearer entire recovery than
he imagines himself to be His face is unnatu-
rally full and flushed – It seems to me
that his physicians
Unknown
mistake in recommending
a very generous diet, but he is persuaded
it is all right as he is getting better with
the regimen they present – We had a
pleasant conversation of an hour – he told me
many interesting incidents of his travels – has
only come for a few days to vote on the
Lecompton Constitution –
Anna has with her a beautiful likeness
of Fred – a colored photograph – the forehead
and eyes are perfect – She says Fred keeps
well and poor Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
keeps sick –
Caroline Schoolcraft
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
is to come next week
having stayed longer in New York than
she at first proposed –
Page 3

Evening – I commenced this letter
this morning hoping to write a full sheet
but having slept little last night, after
a drive this morning – I finished the day
with some neuralgia pains – which
obliges me to finish my letter or rather to
send it unfinished – Henry has taken Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08

& Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and Lady Napiers
Birth: 1823-12-20 Death: 1911-08-24
two little boys
x Birth: 1846-09-22  Death: 1913-12-06  Birth: 1848-11-13  Death: 1938-03-09 

to the Theater – Anna is down stairs
with her father – George
Unknown
has gone to
play whist with Harrington
Birth: 1816-10-26 Death: 1892-12-05
some where
after being up at the Capitol all night –
The House did not adjourn until after 6
this morning – spent the night voting &
quarreling – Keitt
Birth: 1824-10-04 Death: 1864-06-04
and someone
Unknown
else
had a fight for the amusement of
the house – Kate gave George his
breakfast at 2 oclock – I did not
go down to dinner or tea –
Poor Aunty Miller
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17Certainty: Probable
– she seems to have a dreary
path as she insists upon putting out all
the lights – Tell her I send love –
Love to Clara
Birth: 1786-07-09 Death: 1862-12-07
– your own
Sister –