Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazaette Miller Worden, March 20, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazaette Miller Worden, March 20, 1858
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-03-20

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazaette Miller Worden, March 20, 1858

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

location: Washington D.C., US

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: rag 

revision: vxa 2020-12-06

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Saturday March 20t
My dear Sister
We have no letter from you
later than the one to Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
and
George Andrews
Birth: 1821-09-03 Death: 1885-11-18
having that I do not
know the date – I hope you are all
well & Sarah Seward
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
came as we expected
the night I sent my last letter –
Sam
Birth: 1838-04-16 Death: 1916-02-22
– came with her – William
Birth: 1835-01-09 Death: 1926
being
sick – Sam went home this morning
not very well satisfied with Washington
which he thinks is in a very great
state of confusion – I have no doubt
it appeared so to him – Thursday the
Blairs
x Birth: 1813-05-10  Death: 1883-07-27  Birth: 1794-11-10  Death: 1877-07-05  Birth: 1821-02-19  Death: 1875-07-08  Birth: 1791-04-12  Death: 1876-10-18 
came to dinner – Mr & Mrs
Blair and Miss Martin
Birth: 1818-12-25 Death: 1899-07-09
– Mr Martin
had not arrived – George and his wife
Birth: 1808-11-25 Death: 1883-09-19

came – and Gen Webb
Birth: 1802-02-02 Death: 1884-06-07
and Lord
Napier
Birth: 1819-09-19 Death: 1898-12-19
at the 11t hour – finally
Mr Fletcher
Birth: 1814-03-24 Death: 1874-04-15
filled the vacant
chair left for Mr Martin – We
had a pleasant party – I was not

[top Margin] Lewis made us all
very much ashamed
of him by waiting at the dinner
with a ragged coat. On purpose I
think not to be so employed again, as
he had a better one –

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able to sit through the dinner
but joined the party again at
tea – soon after which the Blairs
went home having a long drive
& a dark night – George and his
wife stayed a while longer – George's
wife is not quite as agreeable to me
as he is, but I presume is a kind
hearted woman – George at least
is satisfied – George is much the
smarter of the two, in his
swallowtail – Lady Napier
Birth: 1823-12-20 Death: 1911-08-24

called for her husband to go with
her & the children
x Birth: 1852-01-21  Death: 1919-08-19  Birth: 1846-09-22  Death: 1913-12-06  Birth: 1850-07-03  Death: 1874-02-21  Birth: 1848-11-13  Death: 1938-03-09 
to the Theater –
Gen Webb went with the others
and Fletcher disappeared I dont
know where – I know he was here
smoking quite early enough the
next morning – Miss Martin
is pleasing in her manners &
in much better health than when
by the side of the lake – having an
affection of the throat which
is not benefited by proximity to
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the water – I have another
letter from Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
which I
enclose – Wilkeson
Birth: 1817-05-09 Death: 1889-12-02
wrote to Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

that he will be obliged to leave the
journal or die – his physician recommends
some employment in the open air –
Mrs Weed
Birth: 1797 Death: 1858-07-03
is better again for a
season Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
writes – I fear this
letter will not be very entertaining – I
have two of the Napier boys in my
room – the two younger ones – they are
nice children – Fanny is prevented
entertaining them by the mal-apropos
visit of Fanny Bailey
Birth: 1844
who in-
sisted on making a visit the
same day with the Napiers – of
course she engrosses the whole of
Fanny's attention and the little
boys were sitting in chairs in the
parlor looking so disconsolate
that I brought them up to my room –
Sarah S and Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
help me
but there is much confusion & I
find it rather difficult writing –
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Anna says ask Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
to send
the 1st and 2d vol – of Commercial
Relations
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to Charles King
Birth: 1789-03-16 Death: 1867-09-27
Columbia
College N. York – I doubt whether
any are franked that you can –
Anna also says if you will
send her a list of those persons
who have had the Pacific
Railroad
– the 5t – 6th & 7th vol –
are here and she will send
them – We have taken a walk
this morning Anna Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
& I –
Kate
Birth: 1837 Death: 1878-04-08
has had the toothache
badly for some days past she
is taking some sort of a preparation
of chloroform & opium which I
do not much like to have her
use – Henry is in the Senate – they
have commenced to sit Saturday's
so that he will have no respite
but Sunday's – every morning a man
Unknown

(a Pole) comes to mould a bust which
does not look at all like him – It is
an awful thing never to have a moment
to ones-self – Love to Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05

Your own Sister –