Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Frederick William Seward, November, 1865

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Frederick William Seward, November, 1865
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1865-11

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Frederick William Seward, November, 1865

action: sent

sender: Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826  Death: 1909-08-24

location:
Unknown

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: ekk 

revision: crb 2016-10-27

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Page 1

Dear Fred
The Bearer of this is a
young Mury
Unknown
– the son of
nobody in particular
but a bright lad who
proposes to get on in
the world. He is about
14 years old. for three
winters has been mess-
enger in the House and
one winter in the Senate
at Albany. His petition
is signed by the lawyers
of the influence in “these
parts” and many
leading Republics and
if you can put him
in the way of getting
appointed as messenger
in the House. you will
benefit a poor but worthy
lad, who has no friends
Page 2

to write for his
advancement
I always dislike to
trouble you with any
request to use your
influence knowing that
mine is one in a
thousand but this
boy has interested me
because he seems
determined to get on
in the world
and is honest and
. Without
any advantages to him
made so.
I dont know what
inclined him to
attempt getting into
a place at
Congress except a
desire to improve his
condition and advance
himself
Page 3

We are merging thrugh
a dull damp cold
November, productive of blues
and sickness. I am well
Henry
Birth: 1822-02-03 Death: 1888-11-24
is too busy in court
to be sick, but Frank
Birth: 1854-02 Death: 1931-05-23

is coughing barely. Nothing
serious, but kept in
bed to keep him quiet
The gave us
quite a fright and we
were only relieved when
your telegram arrived.
Poor Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is having
a tedious illness, but
everything looks ,
now for his recovery, I
hear every day or two
Love to Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
, we have
all made the acquaintance
of the little dog
Unknown
.
Affectionately Cousin Fran