Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, October 26, 1834

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, October 26, 1834
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-10-26

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, October 26, 1834

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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: Unknown
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transcription: meb 

revision: crb 2016-03-21

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Bargain Town Octr 26th ___34
My dear Brother,
I have been in bed all day with sick
head-ache still I cannot let the mail go without
saying I received yours of the 17th Ult– last evening
containing a kind of accusation, insinuation or
something of that sort. now my dear Brother I dont
believe anything has alienated your affections from
me, or could easily — neither do I believe you think
anything has estranged mine from you —
I have three little children
x Birth: 1834-07-25  Death: 1922-02-28  Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14  Birth: 1829-12-04  Death: 1867-10-25 
who occupy most of
my time. I do not write much to any one, because
I have so long been prevented by the care of my
family therefore I hope you will take back that
unkind suspicion. I never thought more of you or your
success in the world than I have for the last 6 weeks
not that I am particularly anxious that you shall
be the Gov — but I have always loved you too well not
to fear a defeat — yet I have hoped all things from
your popularity and the number & earnestness of your
friends — I am proud that the malice of your
political enemies cannot bring any more serious charges
against you than the color of your hair the length
of your nose & your love of sweet things all which tho’
true cannot bear very heavy on your conscience
I hope you will write soon and tell me Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
has got
well, remember me kindly to her and the family
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 

Your affectionate Sister C_____
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
L.C. Canfield
October 26, 1834.