Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, March 26, 1832

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, March 26, 1832
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Date:1832-03-26

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, March 26, 1832

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

location: Bargaintown, NJ

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: msr 2015-11-10

revision: msr 2015-11-10

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Bargain Town, March 26th
My dear Brother,
I have been trying the last two
weeks to find an hour well enough to write
you a few lines, but, when I felt tolerable my
children
x Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14  Birth: 1829-12-04  Death: 1867-10-25 
seemed to require all my strength.
I was very well for three weeks after my ——
but on the third & the day after Mahlon
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
left
home for Washington I was seisedce with a chill
and have been a good deal unwell ever since with
swollen face &c. I hope now I shall get about soon
again. Mahlon spent a few days at Washington
& one or two in Phila did not reach home until
Sat eve'g a long two weeks to me. I have a nice little
boy grows very fast is midling good with dark hair
& blue black eyes & named “Francis Allyn” tell my
Sister Mrs F. A.
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
here is a namesake. Augustus loves
him almost to death, he ^Augustus^ grows astonishingly, his
cheeks are as red as a rose, talks all about it ——
we have hateful March weather, but no “freshets” ——
I hope your little family are well, you do not tell
me that you will bring them to Cape Island &
Bargain Town this summer, you must, I shall
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wish to see you too bad – & it will do Freddy
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

good to put him in the surf
Uncle
Birth: 1765-06-10 Death: 1847-04
says your speech is a fine one & I dare not
say what else you will think I am too comm-
municative, but he speaks in very high terms of
you. Ithink but you know what I always
think of anything you do
My “baby” cries – my love to F & tell her to
kiss the children, you would make them cry —
Yours affectionately,
Louisa C.C.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
L.C. Canfield
29 March 1832
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