Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 11, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 11, 1864
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-12-11

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 11, 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: gew 

revision: ekk 2015-06-30

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Sunday morning
My dearest Sister
I have your letter
finished Thursday - after
the Young’s
x Birth: 1841  Death:   Birth: 1833-06-08  Death: 1910  Birth: 1831-08  Death: 1912  Birth: 1827  Death: 1902-06-23  Birth: 1824-12-25  Death: 1884-08-15  Birth: 1796  Death: 1877 
invasion -
which was in every
respect in perfect char-
acter consonance with
the character of the
amiable
Worthy of love; deserving of affection; lovely; loveable • Pretending or showing love •
Matilda.
I am sorry not to have
our Paulina
Birth: 1801 Death: 1868-09
and equally
sorry that she has
so disagreeable a daugh-
ter. Of course you
could do no more
than you did and I
am not surprised that
even this much should
make you sick.

[top Margin] ding $35,000 upon it says he
shall never live there another
summer. I presume this will
disappoint Mrs Blatchford
Birth: 1817-08-27 Death: 1901-06-12
.
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
is in his
new house with his family
x Birth: 1857-05-22  Death: 1929-11-27  Birth: 1828-05-22  Death: 1906-12-09 
.

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If we all live I presume
they will make us
many more sisters.
I dreamed last night
that I went to the
stable and found one
of our horses dying.
I think it a foreshad-
owing of the information
I find in your letter
this morning. There
is no more manure
to be drawn with our
horses & harness unless
Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
can draw
it which I know
he cannot. I do not
choose to have either
Joseph
Unknown
or the horses
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Unknown Birth:   Death:  

controlled by Patrick
Judge
Birth: 1832 Death: 1870-02
. I am sorry
to disappoint Will
but would greatly
Page 3

prefer hiring a pair
of horses to having
ours used under these
circumstances. Our horses
are conceded to be “old”
I am very sure the harness
is, and the carriage is
too fragile for general
use - yet they will
all answer to to make you
and I comfortable some
years yet and I insist
that they be kept for
that purpose. Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is
himself with you this morning
and may suggest some
other arrangement, but I
still say that our horses
and Joseph are not to be
directed by Judge - it is
just such interference as I apprehended when I
urged the necessity of Nich- ^olas’^
Page 4

supervision.
Mr Rose
Birth: 1820-08-02 Death: 1888-08-24
of Montreal and
Mr Birnley
Birth: 1821 Death: 1904
the British
Secretary of Legislation dined
here Friday. I was not
well enough to be present
at dinner - neither was
Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
- so Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

were alone with their Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
.
We all regret that Lord
Lyons
Birth: 1817-04-06 Death: 1887-12-05
is to go home. He
has neuralgia
A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain, exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and seems therefore to be seated in the nerve •
in the
head, so severely as to inca-
pacitate him from attending
to his business. He sees no
one. Anna is not well
she needs the rest which
she will not find if she
remains here this winter.
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
’s arm improves but must
continue in splinters some
3 or 4 weeks yet. Mr Blatch-
ford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
came yesterday morning,
is our guest for a few
days. He inquired about
you - does not like his
country home & after expen-