Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-03

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March, 1864

action: sent

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: sgl 

revision: ekk 2015-06-29

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Sunday morning
in the Library
1/2 past 7 th
My dearest Sister
Except Fosburg
Unknown
&
Harris
Unknown
I find myself theonly individual up about the house – the glorious
sunshine is wasting itselfon closed eyes. I finished
my letter hurriedly yesterday morning giving few particulars
of the last evening.
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
who is one of the
most practical of Christians
went over to the cars for
Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
& Mrs Pomeroy
Birth: 1835-09-04 Death: 1892-02-25

who was to come to dinner.
Mrs Watson came . Mrs
Pomeroy declined. We had
taken dinner at 6 as all

[top Margin] Mrs
Guys
Unknown
is
to be made
a Duchess in
the new empire of
Mexico under the
Emperor
Maximillian
Birth: 1832 Death: 1867

so says the
Empire news.

Page 2

the family but myself were going
& Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
were going to the Theatre
Jenny was very happy to see
her mother. Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
did
not see her until she found
her in bed the next morning.
They think she knew her.
The dear little baby seems
bewildered by having two
grandma's – though she clings
to me so closely when I am
near her that I avoid going
into Jenny’s room often.
Yesterday morning Jenny went to
see Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
. Mrs Watson went
with Nelly in the carriage to
the wharf when they were
obliged to wait an hour for
the boat. I began to fear
some mishap had befallen
them – & Mary
Birth: 1835
was much
disturbed that Nelly had
been 3 ~ 4 hours without eating.
They were gone nearly 3 hours –
then came lunch and then
Page 3

preparations for Mrs Lincolns
Birth: 1818-12-13 Death: 1882-07-16
reception.
While they were gone then Jenny
returned saying Will was out
again and might come up
to day. He was confined to
the house 2 days with fever
the result of exposure to the cold
I dined with the family – in the
evening Baron Gerolt
Birth: 1797-03-05 Death: 1879-07-27
came – as
it was the 2nd time he had
come to see me I came
back to the parlour and
sat an hour – so ended
that day. To day all the
women have gone to Church. Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

and Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
to the Department to
attend to the Foreign mail.
Augustus and I are at home
alone. Will did not come
as we hoped he might.
Fanny has your letter which is so
good one we cannot fancy you ill.
Monday – Your letter of Friday
came this morning. How glad
we all are that you keep
Page 4

keep so well. You do not say
any thing about the progress
of the chimney – it can hardly
be finished yet. The weather
has been colder again here
for two days, and I always fancy
the same variations prevail
at the North. I am sorry
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
are not
better – March is not a month
to produce much improvements
in health in our climate. One
of the clerks in the State depart-
ment died of small pox last
week – his name was Derrick
Birth: 1809 Death: 1864-03-18
.
This disease has prevailed to a
frightful extent here this winter.
Jenny has gone with her mother
to the Capitol. Nelly is with
me. Will came in for half
an hour this morning – says he
is better but not well. If it
is warm enough Jenny will take
Nelly to the camp tomorrow –
doubtful. All send love.

[right Margin] Sister.