Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, October 9, 1834

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, October 9, 1834
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Date:1834-10-09

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, October 9, 1834

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sender: Alvah Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06  Death: 1856-02-16

location: Aurora, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Unknown
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transcription: keh 

revision: crb 2016-03-18

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Aurora Oct. 9 1834.
Wm H Seward Esqr
DrSir. In addressing you at this particular time on a par-
ticular subject I ought to make an apology: you have long known
that I have had a fixed and settled objection to any of my family
visiting at the house of Judge Miller
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
; one grounds of this objection
is that I am aware the judge himself is opposed to it, & that
it irritates him and rouses old prejudices, besides those which
I deem sufficient there are other objections which an honor-
able mind can readily conceive. Whether such objections are
well or ill founded on my part they are known to exist &
honorable minds should pay respect to them, and as I trust
well, that respect has not been paid to this feeling on my
part has been the source of some irritation which irritation
has perhaps produced unpleasant results.
My object in addressing you at this time is to say
I have objected to Mrs Wordens
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
visiting at Judge Millers house
at this time these objections at this particular time arise
from the fact that I understand Clara
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
is about to be
married contrary to the Judges wish and I have no doubt
he will under his present state of feeling identify Mrs W
with what he will conveive a wrong to himself if he
thinks she has had any agency in the affair; for the
future I must object to the visits of Mrs Worden at Judge
Millers, and if this objection is not regarded it will lead
to unpleasant results. I do not intend there shall be
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be anything offensive in this communication and
I hope you will not consider it in that light. I have never
desired to interrupt the most sisterly intercourse between
Mrs W. & Mrs S.
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
who has to me on all occasions acted the
sisters part as I sincerely believe, but you will as I think
consider my objections to Mrs Wordens visiting at Judge
Millers to say the least of it a natural one, and as long
as I deem it a reasonable one myself I hope it will be
respected.
I am Sir
Your Ob Servt
A Worden
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Alvah Worden
October 9, 1834