Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 1, 1859

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 1, 1859
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-02-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 1, 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: Unknown
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transcription: sss 

revision: ekk 2015-07-15

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Teusday
My dear Sister
I write a little
today to let you know
I am not very sick
though I have not been
up much since Saturday.
I was sick in Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
's room
when it was thought best
to give up the room to
the Orange Co. party. So
Thursday Friday I moved
into the room adjoining which
we have not furnished on
account of a leak in the
ceiling. I sat there through
the day very well but
after the fire went out at night
I found the dampness very
unpleasant. Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
coughed

[top Margin] Dr Canfield
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
is staying at Gen Cass -
has been here 2 or 3 times.

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and complained of the disagreeable
smell from damp wood & walls
which was very oppressive to me.
As the people did not come
Friday, we had the room
vacant another night so I got
up, moved the bedding
into the other room where
we slept the remainder of
the night. In the morning
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
insisted that I should
take his room & let him occupy
the damp room. I proposed to let
the Scharff's
x Birth: 1836-02-16  Death: 1910-02-06  Birth: 1834-02-26  Death: 1868-07-13 
go to the Hotel
but he would not consent to this
so I moved my bed once more
into his room. Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
was quite
sick all day Saturday so that I
kept about though I should have
gone to bed under other circumstances[ . ]
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Reason: 

Saturday night brought Dr Jayne
Birth: 1817-02-06 Death: 1897-11-09

& Mary
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905
with the pleasing intell-
igence that Frances & her husband
Page 3

had taken rooms at the Hotel
and were to come from Baltimore
Monday. If Mary had written
this it would have saved us a
world of trouble. I have since
then been in Anna's room confined
to the bed - dear Anna sleeps
on a couch in Fanny's little
room - & dresses most any-
where - keeping her clothes in
that damp room for fear of
disturbing me by dressing. I
am not satisfied to have any
one then. The roof has been
repaired since the last rain
but I think it will take a
hot summer to dry the ceiling
and adjacent timbers after
being wet pretty constantly for a
year. Henry dines out again
to day though he does not
seem well yet. Anna is
at the Capital with Mary & the
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Dr.- Frances' husband is
a Democrat and under the
especial patronage of Mr
Buchannon Henry
Birth: 1833 Death: 1915
, nephew &
private secretary of the President
Birth: 1791-04-23 Death: 1868-06-01
.
He and Mr Scharff are to
commence the practice of law
together in the to city of N.
York
this Spring. He ^Scharff^ is a
German by birth has been in the
country since 8 yrs of age. Frances
has known him 4 years. I will
tell you what I think of him
when I see him. Your letter
giving an account of the fire
came yesterday - it was certainly
very alarming. I am glad was no
worse - how fortunate you were there
after your previous experience.
I will write more tomorrow when
I think my hand will be
stronger. I am sitting up today
love to Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
. Sister.

[left Margin] Will & Anna & the Jaynes attended
a large party at the Att. Gen.
Birth: 1810-01-10 Death: 1883-08-19
last
night. another at Gen Cass
Birth: 1782-10-09 Death: 1866-06-17
tomorrow
evening.