Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 6, 1859

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 6, 1859
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-01-06

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 6, 1859

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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: crb 

revision: ekk 2015-07-15

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Thursday morning before
breakfast Jan 5th
My dear Sister,
I should have written
yesterday but for nervous headache[ . ]
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Reason: 

I have two letters from you written
after your return from Canandaigua.
I have always written twice
a week & do not understand
how 8 days could pass
without your receiving 2 letters.
Last night your letter of
Monday came - with its account
of home and the at pets making
me rush to see them & you.
Now while I think of it dont
fail to let me know should
you or Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
be very ill
as I could easily come to you.
The Romulus people seem to
enjoy the holiday with Clara.
I hope the weather was not so

[top Margin] Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
stopping part of a day in
Philadelphia
Love to Clara
sister

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cold as it to sometimes is at
that season. I was
intending to go to Church
Sunday when Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
told me
that Lord
Birth: 1832-07-15 Death: 1894-08-28
& Lady Bury
Birth: 1832-04-15 Death: 1917-05-04

were to dine here instead
of at Lord Napiers
Birth: 1819-09-19 Death: 1898-12-19
as the
the papers have it. Lord
& Lady Napier
Birth: 1823-12-20 Death: 1911-08-24
were invited
with them - she was sick
in bed, he came, also
Edwin Morgan
Birth: 1811-02-08 Death: 1883-02-14
, who had
made their acquaintance
at Aurora. Charlotte
Unknown
de-
clined. I was not sorry
as I was not well enough
to talk to more than one
woman. Lord Bury
Birth: 1832-07-15 Death: 1894-08-28
is the
son of the Earl of ____
______
Birth: 1799-06-13 Death: 1891-02-21
I forge ot who - his wife
you know is a daughter of
Sir Allan MacNab
Birth: 1798-02-19 Death: 1862-08-08
who
was educated in England
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where the young Lord found
her. He is a pleasing
specimen of the Nobility - perfectly
unassuming, sensible & cordial
in manner - he does not seem
over 25 though he is a member
of Parliament - wore his arm in
a sling having dislocated his
shoulder skating in Canada.
The session of Parliament opens
in Feb. he was hastening home
to be there in time - they were
to go to New York Monday
and sail Wednesday. Lady Bury
appeared much like an American
woman of 22 without affectation
sprightly
A spirit; a shade; a soul; an incorporeal agent • A walking spirit; an apparition • Power which gives cheerfulness or courage • An arrow • To haunt •
& perfectly “aplomb
to use Miss Dunscombs
Unknown
ex-
pression with regard to Amer-
ican girls - which means
cool self posession, I believe[ . ]
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Reason: 

Lord Bury has been in America
before. Henry and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
went
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to Church with him in the morning.
She went to the Catholick
Church with Mr Morgan.
The letter in the Tribune which
you speak of, was pretty severe,
of course no one believes it here
unless it be some of the
Republican party - it undoubtedly
has some foundation in truth.
I am not sorry that Henry
called Lord Napiers attention to
it, though I do not think it
troubles him. He seems entirely
sure that his course is right
& that his opinions on the sub-
ject of slavery have nothing to
do with his recall.
Fanny & Henry have gone to market
which gives me time to finish
my letter - though I have
not written half I intended.
Will went yesterday morning
to New York to meet Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

we expect them tomorrow.