Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, December 9, 1861

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, December 9, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-12-09

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Frances Miller Seward, December 9, 1861

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: gew 

revision: ekk 2015-07-01

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Monday
It is a dull “damp” uncomfortable
morning. The German girl
Unknown
has arrived
and is at this juncture tearing the
bowels out of the cistern pump.
I keep out of hearing as much as
possible and Tad lies with his
head out of the door so as to make
his escape when the house burns
down. Trip
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
wont stay a second
where Germany is. Katy
Certainty: Probable
is to stay
two days to teach her, & Jane
Unknown
to
remain until Thursday as Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

is Expecting Rachel (poor Uncle
Elisha
Birth: 1779-09-02
’s termagent wife - her
name is “the widow Dickenson” now)
on Wednesday. I prefer to wait
until that visit is well over.
The children
x Birth: 1839-11-18  Death: 1913-11-09  Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29 
very kindly invite
me to stay with them this winter.
I’ve been to Clara’s this morning.
Page 2

to see if any carpet will fit the
little bed room which Catherine
Kelling
Unknown
purified for use on Saturday[ . ]
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Clara is well. All the women
of the household were washing at
thin aspecteric tubs, making Clara’s
kitchen look like a community.
Eliza
Unknown
was building a shed
for her calf. We are all
beginning to think it is time to
hear from you again - our last
letter was dated Wednesday.
Will thinks three pair of stairs
is too much for Mother
Birth: 1778-10-16 Death: 1811-02-22
to go up.
So do I. Was yesterday dear Fannys
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

birthday. I kept it -Trip & I-
though like Mrs. Nickleby I am
not sure whether it (the birthday)
comes the 8th or 9th. So I’ll keep
both - dined today on bread and cider
yesterday on chicken soup. All
send love & all want to hear
from you. Ever your sister.
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Sister Dec.
1861