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Harriet Bogart worked for Lazette Worden until her marriage "to a man named Hays," which indicates that Hays was not her maiden name, but first marrried name. Her sons Lewis and Willis were born during this marriage. After the marriage failed, harriet returned to work for the Wordens for a time. Harriet worked for William and Frances Seward for decades, and became close with the family. In 1865, harriet wrote to William Seward to ask his help in freeing her son Willis from prison in Illinois. Seward wroite to the governor on Willis's behalf, noting that he had only ever done this once before, in the case of William Freeman. 

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Harriet Bogart worked for Lazette Worden until her marriage "to a man named Hays," which indicates that Hays was not her maiden name, but first marrried name. Her sons Lewis and Willis were born during this marriage. After the marriage failed, harriet returned to work for the Wordens for a time. Harriet worked for William and Frances Seward for decades, and became close with the family. In 1865, harriet wrote to William Seward to ask his help in freeing her son Willis from prison in Illinois. Seward wroite to the governor on Willis's behalf, noting that he had only ever done this once before, in the case of William Freeman. 

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