Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Frances Miller Seward, January 27, 1856

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Frances Miller Seward, January 27, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-01-27

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Letter from Clarinda Miller McClallen to Frances Miller Seward, January 27, 1856

action: sent

sender: Clarinda McClallen
Birth: 1793-05-01  Death: 1862-09-05

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: maf 

revision: ska 2019-11-08

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Auburn January th
Dear Frances
another Sunday has arrived
I intended to have written you last sunday but
delayed and it was soon dark I am in hopes
we shall soon have longer days I have juste
had McClallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
Cozens
Unknown
here makeing a visit
Severens and his daughter they left yesterday morning
I was expecting Mrs Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
in the morning
but she did not come I received a letter
last Night saying that she had been
sick with a cold that she would come next
week we shall be glad to have her come
but it is very cold here it is snowing
fast but not quite so cold as it has been all winter
it does apear to me that the weather has been
colder than it was last winter thought people
say not we are living and doing about the
same as usual I have salted twelve hams
this week churn once a week I churned
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four pounds of nice butter yesterday your
cow
Unknown
is makeing bag I think she will be
in the first of the month Eliza has gone
up to see wach
 Death: 1856-04-29
she goes every Sunday
and takes him something to eat Eliza wants to
see you very much talks much more about
seeing you than she does her mother
Unknown

I went last Wednesday to Mrs goodrich
Birth: 1766 Death: 1856-01-22
funeral
she had been sick about ten days was in her 90
year no one appeared to feel bad but told how
much trouble she had been but they are
all willing to have her property if they can
get it Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
wrote to me week before last
that she was coming over to bring frank
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23
we
made a fire in Lazettes cole stove every day
expecting her but Frank had a cold and she
did not come I think it was quite as well
for we have the measels and mumps both
on this street I should have been
affraid that he would taken them in
some way Lazette writes me that
Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
is failing I suppose that she
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has told you the same I have had
a letter from Clara Miller
Birth: 1827-12-03 Death: 1911-07-07
since I wrote to
you Era
Birth: 1790-05-28 Death: 1856-05-10
has got quite well again Henry
Birth: 1820 Death: 1911-09-11
has
got a boy
Birth: 1856
which they talked of calling Seward
Eliza thinks people has no right to call their
children Seward Mrs Hale
Unknown
informed her that
people would name their children as they
chose Clara thinks she will come here
in march when Hariat
Birth: 1807 Death: 1888-08-20Certainty: Probable
returns Home again
McClallen shop took fire on friday last if it had
been in the Night all would gone it took in
the joinging buildin from the stove pipe
it was about twelve oclock at noon I little
thought when I heard the bells ring it was
the shop I have been afraid of fire since
the Auburn House has been burnt I thought
the same one that set fire to that
could to others but some think that
Smith
Birth: 1821
set that a fire him self because
they were going to turn him out of it
he had not payd any of the rent poor
woman
Birth: 1830Certainty: Probable
I felt very sorry for her she
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lost one child
Birth: 1851Certainty: Possible
the week before the fire
and another
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Editorial Note

Could be Sarah P. Smith
Birth: 1851
, Ellen C. Smith
Birth: 1853
or Carrie E. Smith
Birth: 1854
the week after they both
died with the measels Maria
Unknown
was here
yesterday they are all very well she does
not get quit as much washing as she did
though they get alonge very well well
Eliza has got back from the house
all is well there dick
 Death: 1860
is very white
and nice but Eliza says I must tell you
that it looks lone som and dreary there
I received the notice of Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
leaving
key west in Kates
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
letter I suppose he
has not written yet from port Sable
though it is ^time^ not yet I hope he will
have a warmer climet than we do
here how long is all your company
going to stay with you I think now
if it was warm it would be pleasent to
have company I think I can do with out
any more money for the present if
I should want I will let you know
my love to all Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
I have written
you quite alonge letter Mrs Miller
Birth: 1785-04-24 Death: 1870-04-17
is going
to write I dont know but she has
Clarinda McClallen
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Feb 1856