Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 13, 1837

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 13, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-10-13

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 13, 1837

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sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: kac 

revision: crb 2015-10-19

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Editorial Note

For the transcription of the above text see Letter from William Henry Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, October 13, 1837
My Dear Sister,
I have deferred writing until the last
day of the week that you might have the use of my
eyes and now I ^am^ not likely to have much opportunity
to write, between company and and a severe headache I
think my labour of love in that way will be rather
small. I am glad to hear you have actually com-
menced housekeeping I have been dreading your moving
in cold weather almost as much as you could yourself.
Old Mrs. Hamilton
Birth: 1784-10-01 Death: 1856-04-13
has just been here, she talked much
less than I ever knew her to before—says that Mr.
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Hamilton
Birth: 1780-02-05 Death: 1864-07-11
has had like the rest of the world much
embarrassment in his pecuniary affairs this sum-
mer—they have rented their house and Mrs. Hamilton
has spent the principal part of the summer with
Frank
Birth: 1813-09-10 Death: 1886-08-11
. Frank has had his pecuniary troubles too‑
of course it all troubles his mother—she returns
to Oswego next week—enquired particularly about
you. Last Sunday our girl Mary
Unknown
got very much
enraged and I dismissed her—we have now a
raw Irish girl who cannot understand us or make
herself understood by us—we have had a number of
applications from girls this week who are out of
place but do not suppose any of them better than
the one we have. We now have the pleasant prospect
of a visit today or tomorrow from Mr. and Ms.
Ruggles
x
Unknown Birth: 1783-06  Death: 1837-12-19 
of New York Mr. Lyman
Birth: 1804 Death: 1869
of Utica,
George Lay
Birth: 1798-07-26 Death: 1860-10-21
and his wife
Unknown
of Batavia and
Sceammerhorn
Birth: 1791-12-11 Death: 1855-08-22
of Rochester—all of whom
have given notice by letter that we may expect
them. I sent for the Conklins
x Birth: 1791  Death: 1851-04-14  Birth: 1789-10-12  Death: 1874-02-05 
Wednesday
and all our Miller cousins we had what
I thought rather a tedious evening. Joseph Colt
came the same day so Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
invited him to tea
and wished me to send for Mr.
Birth: 1790 Death: 1868-02-17
and Mrs. Muir
Birth: 1801-01-27 Death: 1864-01-08
.
Muir came with Colt—Mr. & Mrs. Conkling and
Jane
Birth: 1813-09-16 Death: 1891-03-23
and Martha
Birth: 1792-05-02 Death: 1866-01-14
. I have lost I fear
the little taste I once had for company
it was very irksome to me but I suppose it
will not answer to indulge this misanthropic
disposition. Then Ruggles has come. Henry
and he are going to bring over his wife & cousin
Unknown

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so good by—Kiss Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-21
, the pony's name is Tomoka
after the chief who formerly owned him—he is
to be purchased for Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
—your own Sister
Frances—
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Mrs. Alvah Worden
Canandaigua
AUBURN
N.Y.
OCT
15
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