Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Samuel Sweezey Seward, February 27, 1826

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Samuel Sweezey Seward, February 27, 1826
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1826-02-27

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Samuel Sweezey Seward, February 27, 1826

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sender: Louisa Canfield
Birth: 1805-10-29  Death: 1839-01-04

location: New York, NY

receiver: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Florida, NY

transcription: sss 

revision: obm 2016-11-18

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New York Feb 27th 1826
My dear Papa
Your kind letter of the 23rd came
on Sat- day last to cheer us for we had begun
to think the influenza had maimed the whole
family
x Birth: 1811  Death: 1847-07-24  Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07  Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11 
& was glad to be assured to the contrary
your letter came accompanied by one from Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

Cornelia Hunn
Birth: 1795 Death: 1873-02-28
& one from Rebbecca Wells
Unknown
-
Henry writes very pressingly for me to be pre-
pared to go to the West & he will come for
me to spend the Summer with them – now I
have been gadding about so much I shall
leave it to Papa & Ma’s decision & be perfectly
satisfied with their judgement –
I called at Mrs Falls
 Death: 1838-04-01
on Sat she told me
Cornelia was to have had a party on the Friday
Evening previous for which my letter contained
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a very polite invitation & kind request to spend some
time with them, I regret some that is happened so
but hope it is not the last opportunity –
My Sister
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
went over to Bloomfield on Wed-
last & left Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
& I to keep house. Mr Arm-
strong
Birth: 1754-02-28 Death: 1834-05-30
is going to remove to Amboy in the Spring
Marcia wished to make them a visit before they
moved, Mr Maltby
Unknown
took her in his gig
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gig

To fish with a harpoon • Any little thing that is whirled around in play • A light carriage with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a chair • A fiddle • A dart or harpoon • A ship's boat • A wanton girl •
and on
Sat morning Mr Randolph
Unknown
brought her home
She brings a very gloomy description of the mud
in the Country & in truth I suspect is rather more
pleasant here but I shall be happy to hear the
roads are better or the river open when I may
return to the Country again.
I do not know but I mentioned that Counselor
Wheeler
Birth: 1783 Death: 1852-09-11Certainty: Probable
had given me an invitation to see the man
Birth: 1787-11-04 Death: 1833-05-15

that is making the most noise on the stage in the
present day – he came according to promise on
Monday Evening last & we saw the play of
Richard II. I was peased with Kean’s performance
but the other Actors & Actresses are rather dull –
it was a stormy night & the assemblage was not
very brilliant –
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I was at Dr. Springs
Birth: 1785-02-24 Death: 1873-08-18
Bible Class a few evenings
since where I heard Mr. Davis
Birth: 1795 Death: 1867-01-27Certainty: Probable
speak, something
in reply to the Dr. but I suppose this piece of
information will not be worth much in Florida
as his Friends seem not to think much of his
conbdition which is truly deplorable.
When I came down my hat in the es-
timation of my Brother
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
& Sister & myself
was not deemed quite as respectable as it should
be, therefore I have taken the liberty to get
me one trusting to the known generosity of
my Father to discharge the debt
as he has frequently done, it is
a white hat trimed with Miss Kings
Unknown

usual taste for Spring ^at $7^ - I shall be under a
great many obligations if Papa will send me
some money I should like to get me a vail
if you do not think it extravagant & a frock
and some other things, if it would not put
Papa to too much trouble I should like to have
my Leghorn sent down, if it was put in a
wood box & directed to the stage office to John
Tuthill
Birth: 1801-10-07
and sent from Goshen I should be very
thankful, if Ma will please send my white frock
with the box I should be glad

[left Margin] Augustus send his best love to grand Papa & Grandma’s - & is very much
afraid some will take his colt – Jennings & Marcia join me in
love to all our friends – Your affectionate Daughter
Louisa
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Free
Saml S. Seward Esqr
P.M. Florida
Orange County
New-York
Feb 22
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Stamp

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Hand Shiftx

Samuel Seward

Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
L.C. Seward
Letter
March 1826