Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, August 22, 1833

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, August 22, 1833
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1833-08-22

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, August 22, 1833

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: aew 

revision: aew 2015-11-05

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August 22” Bargain Town
My dear Frances,
Your sweet little letter came last
ev_g & containing the strongest proof of your regard
in the shape of one of your own dear Henrys
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
letters
I know how highly you must prize them & will there
for return it by the next mail, having only the night
to read in I have only read one page & a half—what
a treasure his letters are. I fully appreciate your kindness
my dear sister in placing so favorable a construction
on my long silence but if you could see (& Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
will
tell you in part how much I am occupied—After
I left Florida & came home I found every thing out of
order & every thing to be done, Ma’s Marcias
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
Uncle
Mahlons
Birth: 1770-04-17 Death: 1853-10-05
& Washingtons
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
visit with my domestic
affairs have occupied my head & heart, but not to the
Exclusion of my good Henrys family. I have resolved
& determined to write every weeks since the first of June
but each week has gone without so much as a scratch
of the pen. Never can you realize how much I enjoyed my
dear Mothers visit, the recollection will make me happy
a long time I shall be glad to hear when she is under
your kind care—we have all rejoiced in the favorable
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passage our folks had, we anticipated a long tedious one
from the winds we had here they were contrary for
Many days, Mahlon watched & reported to me daily
My little Francis
Birth: 1832-02-20 Death: 1876-01-14
has the summer complaint very bad
he is a world of Care. I am rocking cradle & beginning
to write you must excuse the disjointed sentences—
You know how irritable it makes little boys to be sick—
no one must do any thing but mother
I think you know my dear Sister how much I do love
My Francis & there fore how pleasure it would afford us
to visit you again but that is impossible this fall
uncle Mahlon left us this morning Washington
goes to Morrow Morning & I shall be lonely enough
do please write if is only a few lines how Ma is
Excuse this dreadful letter
Yours most affectionately
In haste
Cornelia
My love to all with M’s
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Cornelia 1833