Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 28, 1860

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 28, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-03-28

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 28, 1860

action: sent

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: mah 

revision: ekk 2016-02-18

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Wednesday 28th
My dear Sister
I am up this cool
morning sitting with a
shawl as no fires are made
yet. The sun shines and
I think gives promise of a
warmer day. Yesterday I
was well enough to drive
out. Though my cough
does not leave me it
is better. Last night I
had a letter from Augus-
-tus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
dated the 1 of March
it was a letter less than
a month coming. he says
the mails now bring them

[top Margin] Of course Henry will make
a suitable acknowledgement[ . ]
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Newspapers once a week.
The last letter which he
had there had from me
was dated the 21 of Jan
after I came here. He
of course had not learned
the disposition of the Army
but supposes they are to go
to Mexico & Arizona [ . ]
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Sends love to all.
As he never speaks of his
mormon neighbours I
infer he has nothing
pleasant to tell.
Julia
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895
is again disappointed
in her engagement. Mr
Mansfield
Birth: 1801-08-17 Death: 1880-10-27Certainty: Probable
has engaged
his present teacher for
the year. Had I known
of her previous letter
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from him, which I think
came before she came
here, I should have advised
her immediate acceptance
of his offer, though it
did not appear that
an immediate acceptance
was necessary. I now
advise her to wait and
take the place he offers
though she lose 1/2 years
salary. I will pay the
other half. But she
is not quite willing to do
this, has written to her
mother
Birth: 1803-03-15 Death: 1884-03-03Certainty: Probable
for advice. I
always remember Grandma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03
’s
story of the fisherman &
the emphasis she used to
put upon the moral
“Never let go a certainty for
an uncertainty”
Page 4

She may perhaps find another
place with a larger salary
but will she be likely to
find so upright & cultivated
a man as Mr Mansfield
at the head of such an
establishment? I fear not.
Mr Carroll
Birth: 1832-09-21 Death: 1893-01-28Certainty: Probable
told Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

yesterday he wished he
would make some ackn
acknowledgement to Lord
Lyons
Birth: 1817-04-06 Death: 1887-12-05
for a letter given
to Mrs Chesebro
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24Certainty: Probable
, which
he had asked in Mr
Seward’s name, not
being on sufficiently
intimate
Inmost; inward • Near; close • Close in friendship or acquaintance • One to whom the thoughts of another are shared without reserve • To share together • To hint; to suggest obscurely; to give slight notice of •
terms with
Lord Lyons to ask it
in his own name. I
think it would have been
well for him to have mentioned
this little circumstance
earlier.
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Henry thinks Congress
will take a recess the
last week in April &
says then he can go home
with me if not earlier
so I suppose we wait.
I have a letter from Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
.
She sails from Savannah
the 1st of May to New York.
does not say she is to
come to Philadelphia, but
offers to come here if she
can help me, & even profers
to come earlier if necessary.
I wrote to her to come no
earlier on my account[ . ]
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Unless she is coming to Phil-
adelphia I do not think
it best for her to come
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here 300 miles out of
her way to ^do^ the few
things that cannot be so
well done by others.
I asked her to let me
know if she intended to
go to Philadelphia
now & I would have
a letter meet her
in New York. Would
you & Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
talk it over
and decide what I
advise her to do. She
said she was not very
well, but did not allude
to any particular cause.
I am sorry to learn by a letter
from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
this morning that
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
is not so well. I
will write to him in a
day or two. Love to
Clara. Your own
Sister.