Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 6, 1861

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 6, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-12-06

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 6, 1861

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Philadelphia, PA

receiver: Lazette Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: kac 

revision: ekk 2015-07-01

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Page 1

The discussions of the slavery
question in Congress are
refreshing. Is it not pleasant
to see so many people voting
right after so long a
subservience to southern
masters. I hope those poor
negroes may be released
from the Washington jail.
Their confinement is a
disgrace to a nation professing
to be civilized. You see
they complain of the city
Government since it has
be [ administed ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: administered
by Republicans -
I presume with cause.
I think Charles Sumner
Birth: 1811-01-06 Death: 1874-03-11
was
as much provoked with
Gen. Halleck
Birth: 1815-01-16 Death: 1872-01-09
as we were.
As the Psalm says -
"The Glorious time is rolling on."
The Gracious work has now begun"
Page 2

Saturday morning
Your letter of Sunday
Monday and Teusday came
Thursday. Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
says she
does not think anyone
ever wrote such letters as
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
- we read them many
times. Fanny went before I
even saw Dr. Helmuth
Birth: 1802 Death: 1880-04-08
it seems
but it is no matter. The
visit to New York must be made
& I hope Charlie will not be
harmed. Fanny is not well yet
she has strong indications of fever
which I am trying to keep off
with Arsonec& China. She is
getting up now had a restless
night with a generally
bruised sensation. She is
homesick and thinks she
cannot be well in Philadelphia.
The air is very oppressive to me
always in large cities except
Washington which is not
Page 3

much of a city. We went
yesterday in the city car
some distance - it is better than
riding over pavements in a
carriage but one sees nothing
but houses and people - saw
the horses which are well
cared for here, I should judge
from their appearance.
The Masse's
x Birth: 1828  Death:   Birth: 1815  Death:  
are so anxious that
Fanny should learn French
that they are in danger of making
her dislike the language - but
she is not well now - things
will appear differently when
she is. Mrs. Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04Certainty: Probable
must
miss her boy
Birth: 1842-12-11 Death: 1902
. I am sorry
for her and all other mothers
whose sons go to war. Did
you read Mr. Trumbull's
Birth: 1813 Death: 1896
speech
in the Senate. Wed. or Thursday
in which he says our army
is made up "of more than 1/2 a mil.
of as noble spirits as ere
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ere

Before; sooner than •
trod
the earth in battle array".
Page 4

I wish you would send the London
Reviews to Washington. Read first
the article on America. I saw
an extract from it in a city paper.
It is changing ground.
Is Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
to leave when she returns
if she does it is my impression
that Katy
Certainty: Probable
will be needed at our
house at least half the time
will you see, and arrange it, if
agreeable? It may perhaps be as well
to let the new girl try first.
you will see that the 75t go
to Ft. Pickens in the Baltic
they are likely to soon have
active service.
The Professor
Unknown
is a friend of
Mayor Browns
Birth: 1812-10-13 Death: 1890-09-08
!! - so says
Mr. Masse. I think I shall not
cultivate the acquaintance
of his friends. I close this
for the mail. Love to all.
How is Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
& Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
?
Your own sister
Fanny sends much love
Page 5

Tell Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
and Calan
Unknown
that we
want to see them.