Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Maria Worden, February 17, 1859

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Maria Worden, February 17, 1859
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-02-17

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Maria Worden, February 17, 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

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revision: zz 2020-12-22

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Thursday Feb 17t
My dear Sister,
The sun is bright this
morning− every body seems busy
We have a dinner and this is
the evening of the Napier
x Birth: 1819-09-19  Death: 1898-12-19  Birth: 1823-12-20  Death: 1911-08-24 
Ball−
I shall be glad when that
is over on many accounts−
Our dinner is an hour in ad-
vance of the usual time as Henry
being a manager must be at
Willards before 9 oclock— Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

has had so much to do for
a few days past that he looks
quite care worn—I hope the
Ball will be a success but I
think there is a chance of the
reverse—however that is entre nous
My table is full of unanswered
letters and my head is aching
so that I can write none

[top Margin] when we shall come home
She writes that
she is engaged through March but
will come earlier if I wish –
I have a letter from H. Bogart
Birth: 1807 Death: 1888-08-20
she thinks


[left Margin] she will not come here—love to Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
sister—


[right Margin] name
Frank
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23

Frank Chesebro Frank W. Chesebro

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but this to day—
The letter from Philadelphia
I enclose with the circular
which they wish published—
Will you see if Peck
Unknown
or any
other paper will publish it—
waswithout putting my name
in connection with it—
As it seems to apply especially
to the 22 of Feb—will it be
of any use to publish it after
that time? Do as you see fit
about it—You may be gone
to Canandaigua before this letter
reaches you I hear nothing
further from Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24

I received a letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

Teusday written the 1 of Feb
he was well – had heard nothing
from me since the 10tof Dec –
I am very sorry my letters
do not reach him–his
Page 3

come very punctually–
Capt
Birth: 1809-04-15 Death: 1862-06-18
and Mrs Palmer
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are
among the guests to dinner
to day after which they go to the
ball – People are calling
continually for tickets which
Will has in charge to make
out – Your letter of Sunday
came last night – I am very
sorry to hear you have the 2dedition
of influenza which with me was
much worse than the first
Influenza; seen the prevailing disease
in all parts of the country –Hollis
White
Birth: 1813
& George Andrews
Birth: 1821-09-03 Death: 1885-11-18
are both
sick with it at Willards –
Madame Mario
Birth: 1832-05-09 Death: 1906-03-05
was here last
night to see Henry—wishes him
to say something in favor of
Italian Liberty at her next lecture –
He declined and I left them
in a very animated argument
on the subject—
Page 4

She is not especially
prepossessing in her appearance
but seems very earnest in
her work—Her husband
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was
with her – he does not speak
English–they both look
young—are recently married.
I had no conversation with either
& was not well enough to listen
to her with Henry—Mr
Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
& Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
were
in the back parlour— Mr
Morgan
Birth: 1811-02-08 Death: 1883-02-14
came in bringing
a gentleman
Unknown
to see Henry so I
came to my room – I feel every
day more and more unfit for
any usefulness here –Constant
interruptions and the dissipation of
cau time consequent upon our mode
of living prevent any methodic course
of study for Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
which is about
all that I attempt with any degree
of success—I will write to Charlotte
Birth: 1830

to come the last week of March
though I am not able to fix any time