Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Mary Jennings Seward, January 29, 1837

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Mary Jennings Seward, January 29, 1837
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-01-29

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Mary Jennings Seward, January 29, 1837

action: sent

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

location: Bargaintown, NJ

receiver: Mary Seward
Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11

location: Florida, NY

transcription: lmd 

revision: lmd 2015-01-29

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Bargain Town Jany 29th
My very dear Mother,
I have not heard from you
for some time, except per Mary Cummins
Birth: 1816-05-11 Death: 1892-01-18
’s
letter. I hope you are all as well as usual
though the time seems long when I do not
hear from you –
I have just heard from Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
of the loss of
their dear babe
Birth: 1836-08-25 Death: 1837-01-14
I feel deeply for them at
the same time I very much fear for
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
that it will be prejudicial to her
health how could that little creature have
been exposed to that horrible disease –
We are of a great stand about emigrating
Dr
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
wishes to go West – but I do not feel quite
willing – I think we could do well at Florida
or Goshen, & Mahlon thinks so too, but fears
it would not be agreeable for us to go there
sometimes we are almost persuaded
To influence by argument, advice, or intreaty • To convince by arguments, or reasons offered •
to make
arrangements to leave here early next spring
Page 2

but I fear there is no such good news. I’m growing
more and more tired of this lonely place –
a captain
Unknown
from a wreck has just arrived for
whom we must get some supper, & lodge tonight
no lives lost nothing except the loss of the
vessel and cargo – Our 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 
are all
in better health than usual Mahlon
has just returned from Trenton where he has
^been^ sent to help to get our County divided.
in haste I am as ever
Your affectionate
Daughter
Louisa C
Our love to all
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Bargain Town N J
Jany 30
M. D. Canfield
P.M.
Free,
Mrs Mary Seward
Florida,
Orange Co,
New York