Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 27, 1862

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 27, 1862
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1862-02-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, February 27, 1862

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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: nwh 

revision: crb 2019-02-08

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Editorial Note

The date on this letter was changed from February 27, 1851, to February 27, 1862, based on internal evidence.
Thursday Feb 27th
My dear Sister
I had an anxious
day yesterday until your
letter of Saturday came —
That of Friday never did
come – so I lay awake
Tuesday night making
arrangements to go home
should it prove that Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

was more ill — The telegram
yesterday afternoon made
us both quite well again —
O I cannot now see
how it was possible for
Will to go out that night
without suffering from
the effect — I have no doubt
your nursing had a was
preventive – How glad I am

[top Margin] Read the news
to Trippy
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862

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you are with him —
Mr Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
called yesterday
morning with Mr Latham
Birth: 1808 Death: 1863-10-05

& Mr Chamberlain Jr
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Either John W. Chamberlain
Birth: 1839-09-11 Death: 1868-04-17
or Harrison Chamberlain
Birth: 1837-02-11 Death: 1920-11-29

all on their way to Washing–
ton
– I was very glad to
see Mr Sackett he told
me much about you all.
I was so ill with neural-
-gia in my chest that
day that I would not
have gone down stairs
to see any other visitor
Mr Sackett was going to
our house – Chamberlain
to see his father
Birth: 1802-08-01 Death: 1878-10-05
– He had
persuaded Mr Sackett to
come & David
Birth: 1816-09-02 Death: 1862-11-29
too told
him to go – he hesitated
to leave David who he
says is very low —
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I am sorry Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
is worse
She is undoubtedly working
too hard — I shall see
that if she cannot be
persuaded to part with
her boarders
Unknown
— I know
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
will assist
in the matter — It is
impossible to persuade her
that too much work hurts
her, because working
moderately agrees with
her, as it does with
every body — Poor Mrs
Quigley
Birth: 1815 Death: 1890-06-11
how sorry I
am she has lost her
child
Birth: 1839 Death: 1862-02-18
— The war leaves
a desolate track through
mothers hearts – Dr
Dimonds
Birth: 1816-09-19 Death: 1889-07-22
carelessness is cer –
tainly very atrocious —
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Mr. Pennington
Birth: 1796-05-04 Death: 1862-02-16
was killed by
the carelessness of a druggist
taking a large dose of
morphine for quinine —
How long will the old practice
be left to scourge the world?
Dr Helmuth
Birth: 1802 Death: 1880-04-08
good man as he
is had made arrangements
to take Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
to his house if
I went home – he sends
my telegrams for me — Mr
Masse
Birth: 1815
is unequal to that –
I am glad Clara has heard
from Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
— it will do her
good – She can write but
it is no way certain that her
letter will go any further than
Fortress Munro – hundreds
are left there — Fanny sits
up part of the day & gains
strength — We have another
snow storm — I have heard
nothing from Washington since Gus
was here – God bless

[right Margin] you dear Sister for all your love
to my children
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25