Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 23, 1859

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 23, 1859
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Date:1859-01-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 23, 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: sss 

revision: ekk 2015-01-23

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Sunday Jan 23
My dear Sister,
This is a bright cold
day. I presume the Thermometer
is ever so low at the North.
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
has been to Church alone.
Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
went to the Hotel to see
Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
who is here. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is
lame yet and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is not
well - she coughs & looks
pale & thin. I thought it
would not beneft her to
go out this cold day.
Last evening Henry & Anna
went to Madame de Sartiges
Birth: 1827-03-11 Death: 1915-04-04

reception (I put in the de
you see as it is said to
be both improper & unnecesary
to say use Sartige as the
sur name though it is generally
done) - it was so cold I
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was glad they did not stay
long on Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
' account.
Capt Palmer
Birth: 1809-04-15 Death: 1862-06-18
and Henry seem
to be engaged in getting Au-
gustus' promotion secured to
him, the death of Col Lee
Birth: 1802-04-13 Death: 1859-01-19

entitling him to the place ^commission^
of the Capt
Unknown
who succeeds
Col. Lee. I do not look
with favour on this project
because I am quite sure
he will be recalled to the
Army service, should it
succeed, though Henry
thinks not.
We have cards of invitation
to Frances Sewards
Birth: 1836-02-16 Death: 1910-02-06
wedding
which I will enclose.
It is so near this time
I hope it may not prove
a failure. Richard
Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
writes that he
is coming here this week[ . ]
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Henry will I suppose give
up his room to him.
Mr Weed declines coming
here to dine today.
I am glad it did not
freeze in the dark cellar
that cold weather. I thought
of the dahlias and your
Oleander. I am sorry Eliza
Unknown

lost some of her plants as
she is very fond of them. I am
glad she went to the dancing
school with Mary
Unknown
and that
the new dress looked nice.
How are the birdies? -
I am not worth much to-
day so I hope you will
excuse a I dull letter. I
have not been quite free from
neuralgia
A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain, exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and seems therefore to be seated in the nerve •
this last week
in addition or in consequence
of this bad cold which
keeps me much of the time
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a prisoner in my room.
Have you read "A House to
Let
Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Bradbury Place of Publication:London Date: 1858
" by Dickens
Birth: 1812-02-07 Death: 1870-06-09
- a Christmas
story - very good it is. I
wish Dickens had not quarreled
with his wife
Birth: 1815-05-19 Death: 1879-11-22
and acted
like so many other men.
Fanny and Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
are laughing
in the other room which is
an indication that they feel
pretty well at this time.
Kate had a present of a pretty
cameo bracelet from Barretts
Unknown

Christmas - it came in a little
box Christmas eve, so we put it
in her stocking without knowing
the contents - until the next
morning. Mr Barret also per-
poses to buy a sewing machine
for her. Love to Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Your dear Sister "rathers be"
unwell.