Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, December 5, 1849

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, December 5, 1849
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Date:1849-12-05

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Letter from Frances Alvah Worden to Lazette Miller Worden, December 5, 1849

action: sent

sender: Frances Chesebro
Birth: 1826-12-12  Death: 1909-08-21

location: Philadelphia, PA

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

location: Canandaigua, NY

transcription: ekk 

revision: crb 2016-05-25

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Thursday, Philadelphia Dec 5th 1849
My dear Mother
Your letter has just been read and
I hasten to answer while I have the time. I expect you
received Auntys
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& my letter and the fringe Sunday
morning Thomas Mott
Birth: 1823-08-08 Death: 1872-07-03
took the package with him
to New York Thursday night and sent it from there
by Express. I hope you received the fringe for it is
very beautiful and with it our letters. I had a
letter from Aunty this morning enclosing yours to me
which I was very glad to receive. I have not heard
from Henry
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since I left home. I wrote him from N.Y.
and from here Sunday.
I am enjoying my visit with Mariana
Birth: 1825-08-26
very much it
is a week yesterday since I came to her house and
during that time we have been out very often
Wednesday evening to Lucretia Motts
Birth: 1793-01-03 Death: 1880-11-11
to meet the anti-
slavery society – society. Friday evening to Mrs Davises
Birth: 1818 Death: 1897-08-06

to tea and from dinner to an Italian Concert with
Mr
Birth: 1811-07-21 Death: 1887-11-26
& Mrs Davis Pattie Mott
Birth: 1828-10-30 Death: 1880-02-14
& Elisa Wright
Birth: 1830-09-03 Death: 1911-07-18
. Saturday with
the family to Ana Browns
Birth: 1821-12-28
. Monday evening to Lucretia Motts
Tuesday of Lisie Cavender
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and last night at home and
Mr. Canfeild
Unknown
teamed with us. tomorrow night we are invited
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to Ana Hoppers
Birth: 1812-08-06 Death: 1874-08-03
Lucretia and Wednesday I are invited
to a party at Cornelia Smiths
Unknown
. next week Mariana has
company. Elisabeth Cavender is living in the prettiest house
and fashionably furnished. everything speaks of plenty
she has two fair children
x Birth: 1849-01-29  Death: 1863-09  Birth: 1846-05-25  Death:  
. Mariana has a nice
house prettily furnished. everything comfortable and Thomas
is one of the nicest kindest and best men you ever saw
the children
x Birth: 1848-03-15  Death:   Birth: 1846-11-08  Death:  
are bright and Bell is pretty
Tuesday morning Mariana Patty Elisa & I went with Mrs
Lucretia to the Pens Hospitle and I was interested in
having thought it. it was founded by Penn.
This morning we go with Thomas to the mint and turned
to Gerard College and Fairmont.
Philadelphia is a pretty city the streets are clean
and well built principally with brick and white marble
cappings and the streets all cross squarely so one
can easily find their way. I have been out ^often^ alone
yesterday I found Mrs Prust
Unknown
and had a nice call
with her. she is cheerful and looks young. I gave
her your invite which she seemed inclined to accept
and if Emily
Unknown
comes on with John
Unknown
she thought she’d
like to go on to Washington with them she enquired about
everybody most at home but not as warmly of Mrs
ought I thought.
Sunday I went with Mariana to their church and was
well pleased to hear their clergymen as Unitarian
Mr Canfield was to take me to hear Bishop Potter
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but he did not preach coming from church it blew
and snowed a little and all night it rained &
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snowed but Tuesday it was all bright again. the
pavements are so nice we can walk without trouble and
I went without thick soles until I took cold now I am
wearing double soled gaiters and that seems strange
for Dec. the weather has been mild most of the time.
You would like Philadelphia. there is an air of
comfort and refinement pervading most every part of
the city except some part like Moyamensing. its a
busy city but not such a noisy bustling air like N.Y.
the people dress well, and the quantity of friends one
meets in the streets makes one feel as if they were among
people not devoid of soul as one is impressed in N.Y. there
are no beggars in the streets only once have alms been
asked of us when out and that certainly must having
to quaker influence its a human and humane city
At first I was homesick particularly on Thanksday for it
brought lucidly to my mind there at home but I feel
at home here particularly as “the relatives” are very kind
to me and I enjoy myself with Mariana.
When you write home give my love to Kate
Unknown
and tell
her I will write to her from Washington.
I am going to wait here for Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
as Aunty writes he
will be here Tuesday night. He will stop at the Washington
House and I will ask Mr Canfield to waite for him
and bring him here. the boats come in before nine
generally. I am at 201 Arch St. (or Mulberry all the same)
here North 6th right hand from 6th as you come up and
right hand from ^is^ in Arch 3 doors from corner.
The news from C interested me. I am glad to hear
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of the weddings but sorry for Miss Balls
Unknown
death
poor thing she did not live to enjoy her home
It is time for me to dress so I will say good bye.
give my love to all home. I am well and I am
glad to hear you are so well. Schmits
Unknown
grandpa
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is so happy at home he will not be apt to leave.
write to me next at Washington. Your affectionate
daughter
Mariana and Mrs Mott send love
I hope that baby
Unknown
will be named for me