Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, Feburary 13, 1832

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Date:1832-02-13

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letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, Feburary 13, 1832

action: sent

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

location: Bargaintown, NJ

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: srr 

revision: srr 2015-11-03

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Bargain Town N.J. 13th Feby
Monday
My dear Frances,
Your long & kind letter of the 29th last was
recd per last mail, I do not answer it this soon because I
have anything to tell you that will be new or interesting
but thro’ a selfish motive, hoping it will induce you to
write soon again, we do love to hear from you & regret very
much that you have suffered so much during your stay
at Albany, but everybody has had the influenza I believe
we have had the coldest & most uncomfortable winter, I thought
how much I had praised our mild climate, that if you
could have seen us gathering around our fis fire this winter
it would have been a flat contradiction.
I have had the satisfaction of living alone for the last
month, Mahlon
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
has been on the Beach, I returned from
New York a week or more time to tarry awhile Augustus
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25
since
he recovered from an attack after we first reach’d home has
been very well, grows & has a fine color, and is altogether
the most mischievous child ^sometimes^ Ever existed - we can scarcely
live with him - I tie him sometimes whip &
scold forever, he is perfectly good tempered or I should
despair - I think if you could make up your mind
to spend a few weeks with us next summer with Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

& bathe him in the Salt waters it would do him great good
now do we should so much enjoy a visit from you
& I want to see the Boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
" ten times more than ever
I suppose poor Grandma thinks the winter will never
end & the Judge
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
too thinks the time long -
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I am heartily glad you have a Sister
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
who can write
you, I have not heard one syllable from Florida
since I left there, tis too too bad, will Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
go there
this winter, you will go of course before you return
Do you board at the same house where we did & have
you those rooms, I can see you quite at home,
the Hopkins
x Birth: 1778-02-01  Death: 1866-12-17  Birth: 1786-04-25  Death: 1862-06-27 
very happy to have you so near
You will remember me to them if they enquire after us -
they were very attentive & I think good folks
You will not if you do not make haste to get well -
have any chance of knowing anything of the pleasures of
the Court or how Her Ladyship (Mrs. Throop
Birth: 1795-08-07 Death: 1834-06-29
) entertains her
company this winter, the Tracys
x Birth: 1800-03-09  Death: 1876-03  Birth: 1793-06-17  Death: 1859-09-12 
I suppose you have with you
& Trumbull Carey
Birth: 1786-08-11 Death: 1869-06-20
- I occasionally see their names in print
I am glad you came down this winter it makes it so
much pleasanter for Henry but it is much pleasanter for
ones self if they must be sick & have the tooth ache to
be at home -
Did I write you, Mr. Piatt
Unknown
is married to Miss
Hanmon
Unknown
of Conn. Uncle
Birth: 1765-06-10 Death: 1847-04
has first sent me $200
for a set of plates, I am rather afraid he will lose
the vice Presidency. But I shall use my influence of
course do write me again, do, love to all Mahlon
would join me if he knew I was writing -
Ever yours affectionately
L.C Canfield
Mrs F.A.M. Seward
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

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