Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 8, 1858

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 8, 1858
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-03-08

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 8, 1858

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: maf 

revision: vxa 2020-11-24

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Washington - March 8th / 58
Ma chere Tante.
I have taken my
seat at my little table to write
you a good long letter - all about
every thing - I have written also
to dear little Rory
Unknown
- ma petit
chien - in answer to his enter-
taining letter -
Last Saturday I took my
first french lesson - and then
as Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
must have told you -
the rest of the day was occupied
with my company -
Monday - Oh! I had such
fun. at four I went to Lord
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Napiers
Birth: 1819-09-19 Death: 1898-12-19
- I had no sooner
entered the drawing room than
sweet Lady Napier
Birth: 1823-12-20 Death: 1911-08-24
met me,
and took my things off while
Johnny
Birth: 1848-11-13 Death: 1938-03-09
laid then carfully on a
chair - they then conducted
me into the ball room - where
I met Mrs Wise
Birth: 1825-08-13 Death: 1879-12-15
- and little
Lotty Wise
Birth: 1851-06-07 Death: 1935-09-06
- we were soon joined
by a pretty little daughter
Birth: 1842-05-06 Death: 1908-11-07
of
Mrs
Birth: 1825 Death: 1871
(is there any Mr? oh yes
I saw his card once!) Clement
Birth: 1815-08-31 Death: 1880-06-06

Hill's - and Minna Blair
Birth: 1850-05-28 Death: 1919-10
-
dear me I was the eldest
scholar - and Willie
Birth: 1846-09-22 Death: 1913-12-06
next, so
we underwent the training
first - that is he first of
the boys - I of the girls -
well we walked round some
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way - and for once Mr Gaszjnaki
Birth: 1801-12-31 Death: 1874-03-20

was pleasant - so we had a
very funny time - at five we
were all sorry to stop - but
we did - and master Johnny
very politely assisted me in
putting on my cloak etc - while
Willie Mr Napier - as the
waiters call Willie - held
the door open - John escorted
me to the carriage - & Willie
bowed me out of sight! and
when I came home I found
sweet Miss Howland
Birth: 1827-11-20 Death: 1929-06-29
here -
I made her stay until about
nine oclock, when she went
home in the carriage -
I had a very nice visit from
her and Mr Andrews
Unknown
was
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terribl wonderfully "taken"
Tuesday I did nothing but
yawn and wish it were Friday
Wednesda until night came
and we had our usual dinner
party - Carrie
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
looked
very pretty - Carrie wore a
high necked dress of a sort of
ashes of roses - I am not sure
what Anna wore - but it was
something very pretty - among
the guests were Mr Everett
Birth: 1794-04-11 Death: 1865-01-15
-
and Lord Napier - and one
of the ministers from some-
where with one of those un-
pronounceable names - I
peeped through the crack
of the door till I fancied
I was observed - when I
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The abrupt end to the sentence leads us to believe that one or more pages to this letter are likely missing.