Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, April 21, 1868

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, April 21, 1868
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1868-04-21

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Letter from Lazette Miller Worden to Augustus Henry Seward, April 21, 1868

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: Boston, MA

transcription: ybg 

revision: amr 2021-07-22

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Auburn April 21 st
My dear Augustus,
I was glad to receive your
letter and to know that you were well.
I think winter is over but we have cold
weather yet and frost every night. I have
worked a good deal in my dooryard
but was obliged to wear overshoes and
a a warm sack to be comfortable–
Frances
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-24
and Frank
Birth: 1854-02-13 Death: 1931-05-23
came Thursday
night – She has gone to day to Can-
andaigua
leaving Frank with me
– She is to return tomorrow and be
with me through next week – When
they go up to the Lake for the summer
Frank is out in the door yard with
a whole array of boys – playing ball
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Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
returned from N York
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on Friday
in consequence of hearing that Willie
Birth: 1864-11-10
had
broken his arm – he was sitting in a
chair on the sofa in the nursery when
he fell to the floor – it is not a bad
fracture & the Dr
Unknown
– says it will knit
together readily – Yesterday they took
him out to drive once he seemed
better – Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has a splendid new
carriage which they all appear
to enjoy very much – There seems to
be a strife among the young men
here as to who will have the most
dashing establishment – I think there
are a few yet ahead of Will in
this matter – He and Jenny and the
children
Birth: 1862-09-11 Death: 1921-10-05
are going on journey in their
own carriage – they are to leave here the
15 th of May—first to N. York and then
wherever they find pleasant roads —
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Since I commenced writing another snow
storm has set in which threatens to last the
whole day – The birds are very unhappy
about it flying in every direction to avoid
it – I had a letter from Anna
Birth: 1834-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
yesterday –
She says all are well though Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
&
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
are as busy as they were in war
times – She says Sargeant Bates
Birth: 1836-02-13 Death: 1917-02-17
arrived
with the flag from Vicksburg – on Tuesday
of last week – and was escorted up the
Avenue to the President's
Birth: 1808-12-29 Death: 1875-07-31
and down a-
gain to the Capitol which he was not
allowed to enter – So the flag was not
raised on the Dome – according to pro-
gramme – I have seen no account of it –
Which must be an oversight of mine
as I’ve no doubt it has been published
Anna says Elizabeth Keckley,
Birth: 1818-02 Death: 1907-05-26
Mrs. Lin-
coln’s
Birth: 1818-12-13 Death: 1882-07-16
colored dress-maker has publish-
ed a book entitled “Behind the Scenes”
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I should like to see it – Anna says she
has sent for it – They are figuring to send
things from Washington here – the Turkey
carpet came yesterday—I think Father is
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fully persuaded that the impeachment
will be sustained – I am not yet –
Were you at Dicken’s
Birth: 1812-02-07 Death: 1870-06-09
last reading in
Boston? He left in great glory —
The dinner in N. York was a nice affair
– some very sensible speeches were made
– I saw among other things that a bouquet
of flowers was received from Boston dur-
ing the progress of the dinner – I am
glad the American people did not
make such geese of themselves as they
did on his first visit here – A great
improvement has taken place since
then – Frank sends love – Frances is
still in Canandaigua –
Your affectionate
Aunty
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Col. Augustus H. Seward
No. 2 Bullfinch Street
Boston
Mass –
AUBURN, N.Y.
APR 23
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