Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, February 20, 1832

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Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, February 20, 1832
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1832-02-20

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Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, February 20, 1832

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sender: Mahlon Canfield
Birth: 1798-11-26  Death: 1865-01-05

location: Bargaintown, NJ

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: msr 

revision: crb 2016-03-15

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Bargain Town, Feb 20, 1832
Dear Henry, –
I am thrice happy in being able to inform
you, that this morning, Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
was brought safely through the worst
of the danger she so much feared. – She is again the mother
of a healthy boy
Birth: 1832-02-20 Death: 1876-01-14
, and in as comfortable a way as could be
expected, considering how much she has suffered for the last
two months. –
Augustus
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25
seemed much at a loss what to make
of it, but true to his nature, he claimed the little stranger
as his own, and proceeded at once, to take possession by force,
Your letters of the 6th now received, you write
politics with as much show of zeal as if you really cared
any thing about the matter, For myself I must say that it has
dwindled into something like insignificance, No experience of
this winter would have taught me, even if I had not known it
before that my happiness lives at home.
Very truly yours
M.D. Canfield
W.H. Seward Esq
P.S. I should have mentioned that C has a letter from our F.
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

and now I recollect she answered it by last mail –
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
M.D. Canfield
20 Feb. 1832