Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 1, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 1, 1864
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-12-01

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 1, 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: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: sss 

revision: ekk 2015-06-30

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Thursday Dec 1st
1864
My dearest Sister
Your Sunday letter
came last evening giving
us all much pleasure to
know you as well as the
others were no more ill.
Yesterday afternoon I went
with Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
and Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
to
drive, the day was so fine
and the air so balmy
that we all wished you
with us. Henry says, “wont
she come while you are
here” – I wish you could.
Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
would come
with you and somebody
would meet you in
New York. I would
come all the way home

[top Margin] Your letter to Will
of the 28th to Martinsburg
was detained here by
the P. Master
Unknown
so I
have it in keeping
for him.

Page 2

to bring you, dear Sister
did not my continued
lameness admonish me
that rail road traveling
exhausts nervous power –
though in other respects
I am now pretty well.
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
went with Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

to drive in the morning.
He sleeps better after
being in the open air.
He comes down stairs every
day to sign certain
papers with his left
hand. Gutman
Birth: 1838-04-28 Death: 1879-02-19
and
he spend an hour or
two in the office in
business. He still takes
his meals in his room.
Fred will speak to Wade
Birth: 1800-10-27 Death: 1878-03-02

about the elastic splinters[ . ]
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I believe the Dr
Birth: 1829-02-10 Death: 1902
thinks
it important after the

[top Margin] Gen. Hancock
Birth: 1824-02-14 Death: 1886-02-09
was here last evening.

Page 3

first 3 weeks that the
arm should be bent a
little – it will be 3 weeks
Saturday since it was set.
Mrs Peale
Birth: 1814-03-08 Death: 1889-02-03
came to see me
yesterday – and that Mr
Steockle
Birth: 1804 Death: 1892-01-26
and the Chilean
ministers
Birth: 1820 Death: 1896
wife
Birth: 1826 Death: 1872-03-22
the day
before. I saw Mrs Peale
who was much disappointed
that you were not here.
They are in the 3d story of
the Rugby house being com-
pelled by the high rents to
give up their pleasant home
of many years. They took
their picture with them &
Mrs Peales cheerful spirits
will make a pleasant home
for her husband
Birth: 1799-11-02 Death: 1885-03-13
almost
anywhere. We are all
anxiously waiting for news
from Sherman
Birth: 1820-02-08 Death: 1891-02-14
– his expedi- ^tion^
Page 4

is so important that great
anxiety is felt by all
who understand it. The army
do not intend to give us
any information of his progress
so we must wait patiently.
Mr Harrington
Birth: 1816-10-26 Death: 1892-12-05
dined here
yesterday. I went to dinner
for a short time for old
acquaintance sake. He appears
much as formerly. His daughters
x Birth:   Death:   Birth: 1840-07-13  Death: 1931-05-31 

are young ladies. Today
we look for Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
. I hope
you will write to him at
Martinsburg as soon as you
get this. I am glad your
letter has come here – he
was getting anxious to hear
before he left us.
Friday morning. Will did
not come yesterday – we look
for him this morning – thought
his coming yesterday doubtful
as he would not have had
a day there. Love to all
your own
Sister