Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, June 17, 1832

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, June 17, 1832
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1832-06-17

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, June 17, 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:
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transcription: mjn 

revision: crb 2016-03-17

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Bargaintown June 17"—
Sunday Evng 9 o c—
My dear Brother,
It has been so hot today I could not think of
writing, this is my apology for coming at the 11th hour to
acknowledge yours letter of the 4th Inst- I am sure I should
as I always do feel very thankful for ^your^ letters knowing as I do
how much your time is occupied. I wish you could so
manage your affairs as to have a little more lei[ sure ]
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Reason: hole
. Your good
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
scarce knows she has a Husband & the little boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
can-
not realise that you are more to them than Grand Pa
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
— but you
have heard our dear mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
say, 'tis a long lane that has no
turn. I hope Father & Mother will tear themselves from their
laborious duties & visit you, it will I ardently
Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning • Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce • Warm; much engaged; passionate •
hope restore our
Mother to her health. I envy you the pleasure of her company.
do write me when they arrive (as George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
says they are going) how
Ma is, I fear she will sink under a worn out constitution into
an early grave, the thought is too heart rending, I have so
secretly cherished the hope of one day having her to come
and see us and enjoy her kindhearted benevolence —
Our poor Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
I have been so afraid of having my worst
fears confirmed for him, I almost dreaded to see a letter
from Florida. Locke
Birth: 1805-07-15 Death: 1848-05-14
wrote me on the 3rd Inst
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Inst

Abbreviation of instant with reference to time • Abbreviation for instante mense, meaning a date of the current month •
she writing in a
subdued & resigned style, poor girl I feel for her misfortunes.
Our little boys
x Birth: 1829-12-04  Death: 1867-10-25  Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14 
are now quite well. Fanny grows and Gus flourishing.
poor child, he is tanned like an Indian. As yet we have
kept clear so far from measles whooping cough etc —
We have new or strange here except that the good folks
believe from the excessive heat that the comet is to fufil
the awful prediction & burn us all up — baby cries I'm
yours to finish in the next love etc, etc.
Your Sis
L. C. C
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Free, M. D. Canfield
p. m.

William H. Seward Esq
Auburn
Cayuga County NY
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
L.C. Canfield
June 17
1832