Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, Novemer 17, 1834

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, Novemer 17, 1834
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Date:1834-11-17

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, Novemer 17, 1834

action: sent

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 November 17th
My dear Brother,
I have received your letter of the 11th Ult.
I cannot conceal the truth that the unwelcome intelligence
contained in it, both surprized and afflicted me & so apt we are
to believe will be what we wish should come to pass,
It would seem from a previous letter that you did not
count me among your political well wishers — I assure you
my own dear Brother, few, very few events of my life have
filled me with so much anxiety as this subject —
I had indulged the hope of your success on your own
and Frances’s
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
account, and not less for the sake of our
aged loved and respected Parents
x Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24  Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11 
— it would have been to
Father especially a source of unmingled happiness, fondly if
not certainly anticipated —
To yourself it is almost nothing, your busy life, numerous
engagements, the happiness of your domestic circle, the
always prossperous condition of your pecuniary
affairs and the unheard of popularity of one so young
as yourself, a popularity not only great in extent but
in its very nature like an universal friendship are enough
and more than enough to atone, for all you have not gained,
for you have lost nothing —
Mahlon
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
differs from you politically but does not allow any
unkindness to grow out of such differences, he has frequently
expressed wishes for your success, for the same reasons that
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I have wished it — you wrong him if you think he could
could be indifferent or opposed to you in such a case —
We regret to learn that Frances is still indisposed
we hope soon to hear she is about.
Mahlon joins me in kind regards to you all —
We are all well — write me soon
I am as ever your
own Sister
Cornelia
Wm H. Seward


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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
L. C. Canfield
Nov. 17. 1834