Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, May 26, 1865

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, May 26, 1865
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-05-26

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, May 26, 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: sgl 

revision: ekk 2015-06-24

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Friday May 26th
My dearest Sister
Harriet
 Death: 1888-08-20
left so hurriedly
this morning that I could
send no word by her. I
hardly know how she got
ready with the few moments
notice she had. Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24

was so ill, I had given
up the thought of his
going this morning – We
shall miss Harriet– you
know how much – she has
taken the entire charge
of Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
the last two
weeks – assisted of course
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but she had the responsibility.
When I am able to be any
where I am now more
with Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
than Henry.
Fred passed a comfortable
night – and seems better
than after any previous
hemorrhage. He is put upon
a lower diet, to prevent
too rapid an accumulation
of blood – if his strength
does not fail, I know
this will be a wiser
arrangement. Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
&
Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
& I read to him.
Mr. Wharton
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is with him
the greater part of every
night. Mrs Wharton
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Page 3

left yesterday with Mr
Derby
Birth: 1818 Death: 1892
– she is to return
by and by. I do not know
how soon. Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
took
cold yesterday – her throat
troubles her again.
I was very much relieved
to get two letters from
you last night one
dated the 19th the
other the 22d. I had
persuaded
To influence by argument, advice, or intreaty • To convince by arguments, or reasons offered •
myself you
were quite sick. I hope
Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is better. Fred's
nurse has gone to bed sick
this morning. The day
is cold & rainy which will
confine Henry to the house -
one of his eyes is inflamed
a little – which prevents his
reading.
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Joseph
Unknown
will not draw his
other bounty money as he was
never mustered into service
in a Regt. I will pay
his expenses to see his
mother, but he better not
go unless he intends remaining
there – if supposing he can
find work where he is. I
think he had, at least, better
stay where he is until Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

goes home & then he can
return with him. Will
will probably go home
next week – if there is
no unfavorable change
here. Love to all.
always your own
Sister.