Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, November 1831

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, November 1831
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1831-11

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, November 1831

action: sent

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

location: Newburgh, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Unknown
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transcription: nrs 

revision: nrs 2015-11-16

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New Burgh Thursday morn nov
My dear Henry
I have only just time to tell you that
thro’ toils & troubles inumumerable I have arrived safe
at our good friendMr H
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– after 10 o clock
last night have got up to take the stage this
morning to get home as soon as possible & this
Ends my pilgrimage abroad – I cannot think
of even going more than 10 miles from
home again – I was very much surprised to
get up & find my hair not white this
morning – we Col Brett
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(of whose kindness (more
some other time) handed me on shore took good
care of me & my baggage I finally paid my
porter which I forgot to do altho Mr S
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reminded me on leaving the Boat
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I have not time to say one word of this
kindness received from Mr & Mrs S
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– I know
you will take the first opportunity of acknowl-
edging & thanking them
Make my best love to all, I shall
write as soon as I find a resting place
& tell you more of the real horrors of traveling
as ever your own Sister
Louisa
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Cornelia Canfield
Nov 1831