Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 2, 1865

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 2, 1865
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-01-02

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, January 2, 1865

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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: mah 

revision: ekk 2015-06-23

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Monday
Jan 2
Not too late to wish
you all a happy New
Year.
My dearest Sister.
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
was not quite
so well yesterday though
she wrote you a letter,
after that Verdi
Birth: 1839
came
and gave her some
medicine which I
hope may keep her throat
from terminating in Quinsy
she is asleep now. Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
&
I are in the Library in
a frozen condition - the
morning is exceedingly
cold. Fanny has not
been downstairs but once
since she was taken ill

[top Margin] of
any
calculations
of this kind.
I will write
again soon.
Fanny is up now. I
think has more
symptoms of Quinsy
than yesterday – but
we will hope a
different result.
Love to all
your own
Sister.

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we drove out a short distance
Friday. The next day
her throat began to trouble
her, as it continued sore
yesterday I persuaded
To influence by argument, advice, or intreaty • To convince by arguments, or reasons offered •
to
have the Dr’s advice again.
Today she will not be
able to leave her room – a
great disappointment not
to be out New Years but she
does not complain of the
imprisonment – we are both
thankful that we are here
and not afflicting some
friends in New York. Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02

and Henry will have arduous
duties, having neither Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

or Fanny to help them. Anna
goes to the Presidents
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15
this
morning to present the
wives
x Birth: 1820-03-04  Death: 1899-04-16  Birth: 1807  Death: 1876-05-17 
of the British
Birth: 1807-03-25 Death: 1889-05-17
Fre
and French
Birth: 1805-11-19 Death: 1881-03-01
Secretarys to
Mrs Lincoln
Birth: 1818-12-13 Death: 1882-07-16
. A new
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arrangement has been made by
the Lady of the White House
which I think will be far
from pleasing to the Judges of the
Supreme Court, their reception
coming after the Cabinet &
Foreign Ministers.
Tuesday - I found no time to finish
my letter yesterday – helping Anna
a little, taking some care of
Fanny, talking with Mr Peale
Birth: 1799-11-02 Death: 1885-03-13

who stayed to dinner after the
reception and then going to
dinner myself occupied my
time and used up my strength
which is not of much account.
Henry looked so tired after the
reception closed at 9 oclock
that I did not see how he could
get through the dinner - the
guests were Mr Speed
Birth: 1812-03-11 Death: 1887-06-25
the
Atty. Gen. Mr Foster
Birth: 1806-09-22 Death: 1880-07-19
of the
Senate, Mr & Mrs Peale
Birth: 1814-03-08 Death: 1889-02-03
, Hay
Birth: 1838-10-08 Death: 1905-07-01
&
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Nicholay
Birth: 1832-02-26 Death: 1901-09-26
the Presidents secretaries.
Tassara
Birth: 1817-07-19 Death: 1875-02-14
was invited but had
a previous engagement.
I left the table early
& joined Fred & Fanny who
took their dinner together
in Fred’s room. I went to bed
early. Fanny was asleep when
I came down. I think she is
better. Should she have no
relapse again I think I shall
get home sometime next
week but I cannot fix a
day. I hope Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
is well again
though I do not think she
is able to attempt a journey
this cold month with a young
baby – it will not always
be as cold as it is now and baby
will be stronger by the time
the weather moderates – if Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

remains – of this we can know
nothing. I am inclined to go &
see him myself & think I shall
when Fanny is well enough for me
to leave. Henry would like to go
but I cannot see the practicality