Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, May 25, 1868

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, May 25, 1868
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1868-05-25

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, May 25, 1868

action: sent

sender: Lazette Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Boston, MA

transcription: maf 

revision: amr 2021-07-22

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Auburn May 25 th
My dear Augustus
I was quite sick when your
last letter came – but I am better now –
I am always glad to hear from you if
you only write three lines – though a
long letter is agreeable – When you are
occupied with business do not mind
to write long – only let me know once
a week how you are – We have had
a whole week of cold rain – and the
roads are almost unpassable – Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

was here last night – he returned from
N. York in the morning & will be home
all the week – They talk now of com-
mencing their carriage journey the first
of next month – I do not think they
will go far – Will says he is to keep
near the rail road & telegraph so
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he can leave the carriage any time –
I had a letter from Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
Tuesday – She
said Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
thought last week he would
come up here & go to Goshen – for a few days
but his friends in Washington thought it
best for him to stay there – They had a
large reception the Saturday the impeach-
ment fell through – the President
Birth: 1808-12-29 Death: 1875-07-31
was
there until after ten o’clock –
Saturday – (that Saturday) was Father’s
birth day – Anna & Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
tried to go to
N. York last week – but they did not
succeed – I wish they could have a
little resting spell – She & Fred – She
says her finger gives her much
pain yet – it was four months the 5 th
of this month since the accident
happened – How do you like the nom-
inations? there are two more tickets to
have candidates – Mr. Chase
Birth: 1808-01-13 Death: 1873-05-07
is ready
for either the conservative or Democratic –
I went to cemetery on Saturday to carry
flowers – I think I told you that Fanny’s
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

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monument is up – although it is not
equal to Mother’s
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
it is very pretty – par-
ticularly the cross at the head – It
was her wish to have a cross –
I do not often go down street – not
being well this spring – Mr.
Birth: 1812 Death: 1877-01-12
& Mrs.
Harbottle
Birth: 1824-09-15 Death: 1902-01-27
invited me to their silver
wedding on Friday – They are getting
very fashionable here – & every where –
but I do not patronise them – it seems
to me a polite method of begging
presents – indeed one need be very
rich to attend them all –
Mc. Dougall
Birth: 1839-09-14 Death: 1914-05-24
has to leave the house he
is in as the Avery’s
x Birth: 1835-03-18  Death: 1919 Certainty: Possible Birth: 1824  Death: 1908-05-07 Certainty: Possible
are coming home –
he has taken Mrs Weed’s
 Death: 1869-08-16
house for
the summer – He has bought the house next
to d Days
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28Certainty: Probable
and is making it over – at
present it is a very bad looking
thing being much broader at the top –
than on the ground – a tumble down
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affair – after the fashion of old castles
in foreign parts – very homely indeed
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
was here part of last week & when
she went back she took Frank
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23
with her
He had been with me five weeks & I
miss him very much indeed – She
is going up to her place – for the summer
the first of June – All are well at
Will’s – Affectionately
Your
Aunty –
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Col. Augustus H. Seward
N o . 2. Bullfinch Street
Boston
Mass –
AUBURN
MAY
25
N. Y.
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Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
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