Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 2, 1862

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 2, 1862
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1862-03-02

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 2, 1862

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: msr 

revision: crb 2018-01-25

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Page 1

Sunday March 2d
My dear Sister
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
has been out to
drive, with Dr Helmuth
Birth: 1802 Death: 1880-04-08
yesterday &
to day has been to dinner with us—
She thinks she will be able to commence
her studies some time this week
so our visit to Washington will go
over till Easter—I will write this
to Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
to day—Wills
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
letter did
not find her here so I sent it on
to Washington—I had a letter from
her a few days ago—she had not
then decided when she would come
here—Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
came here
Friday on his way to Washington with
his amiable daughter Ethelinda
Birth: 1836-05-25 Death: 1908-10-01
.
I told him Mr Sackett
Birth: 1790-08-09 Death: 1865-06-02
was at
our house—
Page 2

Since the military monopoly of the
Telegraph we hear no news from the
Army—except an occasional letter
or report of a passenger—It appears
that Banks'
Birth: 1816-01-30 Death: 1894-09-01
Division has crossed the
River and occupied Harpers Ferry
We have pleasant weather for a few days
past—that is the sun has shined though
the wind has not been so pleasant.
Mary Boardman
Birth: 1810-12-05 Death: 1875-11-03
continues to come every
week to inquire how we are—I have seen
her but once—I believe I told you
this that she was not materially changed
Many ladies
Unknown
called while Fanny
was ill to offer their services which
was very kind—I fear I shall not be
able to return these civilities except by
leaving cards—Since Fanny is better
I am not well myself—have had
headache for 3 days—tomorrow I
Page 3

intend to drive out with Fanny—
Miss Ward
Birth: 1841 Death: 1863-03-09Certainty: Possible
has been quite ill with in-
termitting fever—is better again.
I had a letter from Catherine Huson
Birth: 1825 Death: 1898
a
week or two ago—She thinks she will
not take any boarders at present as
she is undecided about the future—or
rather those she expected did not
come and she has not sought
others—I have always doubted
her capacity for doing this, but
have never advised to the contrary
as I could see nothing else—
She & her children
x Birth:   Death:   Birth: 1857  Death: 1925  Birth: 1856-02-21  Death: 1944-08-24  Birth: 1850  Death:  
were well—she
spoke very gratefully of the kindness
of the people of Rochester—As I
do not feel like writing to day I
will enclose you Tom Millers
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
letter
you need not say that you have
it to Aunty Miller
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
as it is not
intended for circulation—I wish
Page 4

the emigration to Hayti could be more
rapid—it seems to be a desirable
home for the African race—I hope
the Bill for abolishing slavery in the D. of
Columbia may pass the house but it is
impossible to tell—I see T. Pomeroy
Birth: 1824-12-31 Death: 1905-03-23

voted against recognising Hayti—
Give my love to Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
& Will
Your Teusdays letter came yesterday—
I received Mrs Pitneys
Birth: 1797-12-04 Death: 1862-05
letter —Give
my love to her if you see her—
Fanny sends love
your own
Sister—
Monday morning—
My letter did not get
away yesterday—I am better to day
Fanny is still asleep—I have a letter
from Mr Miller which I will send
you next time—it was written
before the taking of Roanoke Island
by the Burnside
Birth: 1824-05-23 Death: 1881-09-13
expedition—