Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 23, 1864

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 23, 1864
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-12-23

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, December 23, 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: keh 

revision: ekk 2015-06-30

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Page 1

Friday
Dec 23
Before breakfast.
My dearest Sister
I think I shall
be obliged to leave this
letter until the house
gets warmer as my
fingers are I find too
cold to write. Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

is sitting by a large wood
fire which so far has
made no impression
upon the surrounding
atmosphere. Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

is standing up by the
same reading the
morning paper, which
does not tell us any-
thing new. I am thankful
a portion of our army
is in a warmer climate
than this.

[top Margin] Love
to all.
Kisses for the
babies. Sister.

Page 2

Saturday.
I did not resume my
letter yesterday as I spent
most of the day with
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
. In the morning Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

was engaged about the
house - putting up curtains &c
and after lunch she & Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

went out. Fred spends an
hour previous to the coming
of Dr Verdi
Birth: 1829-02-10 Death: 1902
, in having his
arm rubbed and making
some motion in order that
the muscles may regain
some portion of their flexibility -
it improves a little every week
but very slowly. The
splinters are still used.
Hearing that Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
was
sick at the Hotel Augustus
went to see him last
evening - he had been there
since Tuesday - was going
home this morning.
Page 3

Fanny and I moved out of
the guest chamber yesterday
there was a rumour that Mr
Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
was coming but he
did not. The gas leakage
has been remidied in our room -
we have been out of it nearly
2 weeks. Your letter to Fanny
came yesterday morning - we
were glad you were feeling so
well. You say nothing about
going to Canandaigua - it is
so very cold I doubt whether
it would be prudent for you.
I had promised Fanny I would
stay until after New Years
thinking you might not be home.
I shall return soon after if
all remain as well as now.
We have not heard from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

since I wrote before. I hope
Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
has letters. You
must feel lonely now
Page 4

Frances
Birth: 1826 Death: 1909-08-24
and Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23
have gone.
I wish you could get
the Ev. Post of Thursday
the 22d. I contains a very
interesting account of Shermans
Birth: 1820-02-08 Death: 1891-02-14

expedition. We do not
take it here but had it
from the Department. Mrs
Baker
Birth: 1817-09-21 Death: 1903-02-09
has not been to see me
yet. Miss Howland
Birth: 1827-11-20 Death: 1929-06-29
was here
Wednesday - she told me many
interesting things - says Isaiah
Unknown

is at school. Mrs Johnson
Birth: 1801-12-12 Death: 1871-03-19
&
her sister
Birth: 1807-03-10 Death: 1871-07-29Certainty: Probable
were here yesterday they
regretted very much that you
did not come with me.
Miss Miner
Birth: 1815-03-04 Death: 1864-12-17
died at Mrs
Johnsons last week - with
consumption. Tuesday
evening the Steockls
x Birth: 1826-05-03  Death: 1913  Birth: 1804  Death: 1892-01-26 
were here.
Madame sent Monday evening
to see if I could receive
her but I was in so
I sent for her the next
day - we had a pleasant
evening - there was company to
dinner. I did not go to the
table. Gen. Hancock
Birth: 1824-02-14 Death: 1886-02-09
was

[right Margin] here last evening.