Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 24, 1858

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 24, 1858
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-03-24

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, March 24, 1858

action: sent

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: nwh 

revision: vxa 2020-12-06

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Washington March 24t
Wednesday –
My dear Sister,
I have your two letters of Thursday
and Friday – I fear I shall not be able
to answer them to day as a morning
spent in driving from here to the Capitol
from the Capitol to the Smithsonian &
home again, part of this way over pavements
has brought on an attack of neuralgia –
I went to the Capitol library for a
book, and to the Smithsonian to accom-
pany Sarah Seward
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
who had not been
there – After thinking the matter over
I do not see that I can do better than
to send Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
a check for $40 – she can
do with it as she thinks best – When I
see her I will tell her why I send
it to her – Instead of Mr McClallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16

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Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
wishes me to ask "Aunty"
whether there are any documents franked
at Auburn, and if you will send
her the list of those persons who have
the first two or three volumes of the
Pacific Railroad
x Birth:   Death:   Birth:   Death:  
– The other volumes
are here & she will send them from
here – Dear Anna is busily engaged
helping Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
as much as she can –
Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
is here & Henry is
talking of a party of 150/250 men tomorrow
night – Should I feel better after
dinner I will continue this letter –
I had a letter from Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
yesterday
saying he had entirely recovered but
Mr Schoolcraft said he looked very
ill when he saw him last –
After dinner – Preston King
Birth: 1806-10-14 Death: 1865-11-12
and 6 others
Unknown

came while we were at dinner – they
are now in the dining room – with wine
& segars – there is a Universal Convention of
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Republican committees here it seems, at
this time – I have many things to
tell you but cannot now – my
neuralgia increases – so good night
dear Sister – with love to Clara