Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 5, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 5, 1864
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-04-05

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, April 5, 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: sss 

revision: ekk 2015-06-29

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Tuesday April 5th
My dearest Sister,
Your last Tuesday's
letter is the latest that
I have. I learn by a
letter from Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
that
Rachel
Unknown
is still with
you and I fear you may
not be so well. I hope
you will not fail to
let me know by telegraph
if you are more ill that
I may come home directly
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
goes to New York to -
day. Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and I next
Monday – such is our present
calculation. I am very
sorry that I have not yet
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seen Miss. Howland
Birth: 1827-11-20 Death: 1929-06-29
or found
any Contraband – She thought
I could get some at
Arlington but Arlington is
four miles off – the rain is
incessant and the roads
almost impassable. I have
not been to see Aunt Lucy
Unknown

and cannot find her without
Miss. Howland. Two on or
three pleasant days would
remedy these difficulties
and I still hope for them[ . ]
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Reason: 

Yesterday I sent for Mrs
Thompson
Birth: 1813 Death: 1906-06-03Certainty: Probable
to go with me to see
the Asylum at Georgetown
to day – it has rained
all night and continues to
rain this morning – of
course we do not go –
I had a letter from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

yesterday saying all were well
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in camp – that is a comfort.
Anna is to go to Meadow Brook
and meet us in New York
next week. Anna leaves
Midge
Unknown
and two sing doves,
presented to her recently
for Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
to take care of.
Fred is never coming home
at least not this year
I hope they will all come
next. Wednesday morning –
The rain still continues without
any interruption last night.
Mr. Schleiden
Birth: 1815-07-22 Death: 1895-02-25
& Lord Lyon
Birth: 1817-04-06 Death: 1887-12-05

dined with us yesterday.
Mr. Schleiden goes to Europe
this week. Lord Lyon was
and agreeable – throwing aside
much of his habitual reserve.
After they left at 9 Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

went to a small party at
Mr Watsons
Birth: 1819-05-24 Death: 1885-07-22Certainty: Probable
. The boys read the
newspapers in the parlor and
Fanny reads Niles notes to
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me upstairs. To night – no
tomorrow night Fanny & Fred
or perhaps her father are to
attend private theatricals
at Mr Fields
Birth: 1822 Death: 1875
. No letter
came from you last night.
If the weather is as bad at
Auburn as here it must keep
you shut up in the house
I have a letter from Mr Mill
Unknown

which I will bring home. I
do not think his situation
is sufficiently pleasant to induce
him to take his family there
though he is cautious about
expressing dissatisfaction.
Thursday. I was sick & had gone to
bed last night when your 2 letters
came. Saturday & Sunday – It almost
made me well to hear that Kate
Unknown
had
come & that you were not more
ill. The day is pleasant & though
not my will I go to Arlington.
I will write again Sunday
Fanny’s love. Your own
Sister
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We
have the
good news
from Maryland
this morning – the
chains are broken
there –