Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 6, 1862

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 6, 1862
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1862-04-06

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 6, 1862

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

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: msr 

revision: tap 2018-01-30

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Editorial Note

This letter is incomplete.
went to the table & spent the
evening in the parlour—
Yesterday I was not well
enough to dine with the
family—Two young
English noblemen
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were here
This morning I walked
across the park & back
with Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
before breakfast –
The day is very delightful
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
& Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
have gone
to Church with Henry &
those young Lords—
Mrs Gibbons
Birth: 1801-12-07 Death: 1893-01-16
& her daughter
Birth: 1835-09-19 Death: 1919-08-09

went last week to Winchester
to nurse the wounded sol-
diers—I had a long talk
with her—she was taking
on hospital stores—Gen.
Shields
Birth: 1810-05-10 Death: 1879-06-01
is better & has gone on to
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strasburg—there will be
fighting to day in many
parts of the Union if all
we hear is true—"How long
O Lord how long"— The
faith here is strong that the South
will yield to superior force—
I hope they may before both
armies are slain—but I
do not see clear proof
that they will—I must
admit that I prefer blood-
-less victories like Manassas—
The town is full of wives and
mothers & sisters whose rel-
atives have gone to the combat—
who are suffering with apprehension
of the next report from
the telegraph—In the streets
you meet sick & wounded sol-
diers, intermingled with contraband
who are looking furtively around
to see if they are watched—while
the Army wagons roll on, on, on,

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unceasingly—