Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 16, 1862

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 16, 1862
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1862-03-16

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 16, 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: tap 2018-01-30

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Sunday March 16th
My dear Sister
I do not know but you have
gone to Canandaigua but I will write
to Auburn—Your last letter was written
Wednesday just as you were going to Clara's
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

You did not enclose the letter of which
you spoke—I thought it probable that
Charles Warden
Birth: 1833-07-10 Death: 1883-08-30
would go back—he wrote
me he had been sick ever since he
went to Washington — I am sure Nelly
Birth: 1835-06 Death: 1902-08-29

would be happier with her mother
Birth: 1803 Death: 1881

I will tell Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
about Mr Sherwood
Birth: 1789-10-12 Death: 1869-04-17

hope something may be done for him —
I hope Col. Carpenters
Birth: 1839-02-11 Death: 1916-01-21
voyage home may
not be as unpropitious as his journey
voyage out—I wonder what mishap
will befal Dr Robinson
Birth: 1830-06-24 Death: 1891-04-27
—something
bad I am sure—though I hope not–
Page 2

Fanny tried studying last week with very
poor success—so we are to go this week
to Washington with Dr Helmuths
Birth: 1833-10-30 Death: 1902-05-15
advice
I hope she may get stronger there—
it rains so constantly here that there
is not much opportunity for walking
out—I have asked Mr Marvin
Birth: 1802-03-17 Death: 1877-03-26
to go
to the cars with us and perchance
introduce us to some one that we
might call upon in case of any
accident. Mr Marvin is in fine spirits
his business is assuming a more favor-
able shape—you know he has always
been expecting to realize a large future
from some purchases he made here
many years ago—Ellen
Birth: 1839
is in New
York
with Mrs Curtis
Birth: 1836 Death: 1923-08-22
—talks of
coming here—We shall probably
be away two weeks—it will however
depend upon Fanny's strength
Page 3

One of your letters may come here after
I am gone—I will leave directions to have
it sent on—Miss Ward
Birth: 1841 Death: 1863-03-09
is quite
ill again—Fanny has gone to see
her this afternoon—Mrs Wright
Birth: 1806-12-25 Death: 1875-01-04

is out of town with Mrs Mott
Birth: 1793-01-03 Death: 1880-11-11
I presume
she was not at home when I sent
Mr Millers
Birth: 1817-07-09 Death: 1864-07-23
letter which was the
cause of the detention—Marianne
Birth: 1838

has just returned from her visit
to her friend
Unknown
in Cambridge—she
that was Miss Quincy
Unknown
—I have
not seen her—Marion Townsend
Birth: 1827 Death: 1914-03-02

was here yesterday or the day before
with Charles Wood's
Birth: 1818 Death: 1878
daughter
Unknown
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Editorial Note

Either Julia Wood Mansfield
Birth: 1848-06-24 Death: 1928-10-17
or Mary S.Wood Brown
Birth: 1848-01-02 Death: 1912-12-14
or Henrietta Wood
Birth: 1843
—Marion
looks better and says she is much
better—They always ask about you –
You saw Anna's
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
letter which I sent
to Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
has written
since to Fanny—Mrs Wharton
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
says
Page 4

they were all well—The private Theatricals
had taken place at Lord Lyons
Birth: 1817-04-06 Death: 1887-12-05
—Our folks
Unknown

were some of them there—How strange it will
seem in Washington with the army gone—
I do not yet learn where Kenned's
Birth: 1827 Death: 1863-09-22
company
are—nothing is allowed to be published
that relates to the Army without the consent
of the War Department—We have heard
nothing the last two days–I see there
are some apprehensions that the main body
of the southern Army may march against
Gen. Burnside
Birth: 1824-05-23 Death: 1881-09-13
—a few days will show—
Do you understand why the Senate does
not pass the confiscation bill—& the bil
for the liberation of slaves in the District
of Columbia—I do not—Those persons
here who are most anxious for the restoration of
the Union think the close of the war at hand
Do you think it is best to have the ceiling taken down
in the office—& do you remember who put up
that in your room?—Monday morning—
We will go to Washington Wednesday unless
we hear something from there to prevent
Love to all—your own Sister