Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 27, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 27, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-03-27

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 27, 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: Auburn, NY

transcription: ajm 

revision: ekk 2015-06-29

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Page 1

Sunday
March 27th
Dearest Sister
We hear by the telegraph
this morning of an affray
in Auburn between the 75th &
Invalid’s - am anxious to learn
something more - such acts
of violence are very painful.
I hope you were not dis-
turbed. Just as I commenced
this letter Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
walked
in looking better than when
he went away. All the
family had gone to Church
but Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
and I. I was
going to the Communion
it being Easter Sunday.
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
came and went
over with me after I

[top Margin] Fanny
said the
wallflower
was quite
fragrant.

Page 2

morning service were over.
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
and her mother
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
went
to Mr Gurley’s
Birth: 1816-11-12 Death: 1868-09-30
church - George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07

and Julia
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895
to Dr. Sunderland‘s
Birth: 1819-11-22 Death: 1901-06-11
.
All met again at dinner.
Will remained until the
last boat for Alexandria
left - 5 oclock - then went
in a row boat from there
to Ft. Foote. The 9th [ ]
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have been ordered nearer
the front. Jenny and
her mother dined with
the Surgeon
Birth: 1814-01-21 Death: 1885-01-07
’s family
x Birth: 1840-10-02  Death: 1894-01-14  Birth:   Death:  
Friday
at 4 oclock – all there was
quiet & apparently permanent.
At 9 that night came the
order to remove and at
9 the next morning the Regt.
preceded by a band of music
marched through the city
to their new station
Page 3

over the East Branch - we
do not yet know precisely
where - it will not take
Will long to ascertain.
He did not know when he
left whether his companions
would be required to join the
others, only that the former
occupants of their camp were
ordered to the front - such
is military discipline.
What became of all the women
and children at Ft. Mansfield
we do not know - they
must have been up all night
preparing for the movement.
Monday morning - Your letter
and Will’s account of your
improved looks, have decided
me to remain a week
longer than I intended.
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
will go with me to New York
where I am to visit Caroline
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
& Clarence
Fanny will also visit Sarah Hills
 Death: 1913-11-09
.
Page 4

I have serious doubt about ever
finishing this letter I have
had so many visitors. 1st
came Mrs Watson and dear
Nelly
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
, then Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
and Fanny
for a consultation, then Aunt
Julia, then Jenny & Nelly -
to say nothing of Harris
 Death: 1906
with
Wood
Birth: 1823-09-25 Death: 1906-02-26
- and Harris to ask for
someone not here - and
Midge
Unknown
to go in - and Midge
to go out. Aunt Julia the
longest visitor has just gone
with George & Henry
Birth: 1834-02-26 Death: 1868-07-13Certainty: Probable
(Florida)
to visit the fortifications across
the river. Jenny and Fanny
are to go in pursuit of the
Miss Arnall
Unknown
to invite them
to spend the evening here. Anna
is to make visits generally-
3 gentlemen are to come to dinner.
I am to drive out first because
the sun shines so I will say
good by dear Sister & hope
the next letter will be less
hurried – Sister