Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, June 28, 1838

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, June 28, 1838
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-06-28

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, June 28, 1838

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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: Auburn, NY

transcription: sss 

revision: crb 2017-03-13

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Bargain Town June 28 1838.
My dear Brother,
We have been most grieviously disappointed in
not seeing you according to promise, but our surprise is almost
equal since we do not hear from you since your letter from
Florida of the 22 May, I have imagined a hundred excuses
for this but cannot fix upon any satisfactory one, sometimes
I think you must have been called home very suddenly, but
I try to think you can explain it all when we do hear from
you. I am sure you would not willingly give us so much pain
Our children
x Birth: 1837-09-15  Death: 1839-03-10  Birth: 1834-07-25  Death: 1922-02-28  Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14  Birth: 1829-12-04  Death: 1867-10-25 
too are sadly mortified, and I know I never
had the horrors so dark – do write us one line of consolation
I have been trying to coax my good husband
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
to go right off to
Illinois – for spite –
We have all been very unwell but are better now – business of
every kind is dull & the prospect looks very gloomy, I wish
you would rent me a farm for I am growing desperate, I am
determined not to stay here, doing nothing – and I have some
of my fathers
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
spirit when I make up my mind I am a little
determined – forgive me this allusion – I did not mean to trouble you
but some how it seems natural – Yours as ever Cornelia

[left Margin] Please give our love to all –
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Bargain Town, N.J.
June 29th 1838.
William H. Seward Esqr.
Auburn,
New York
Unknown
M.D. Canfield
Free P.M.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Cornelia
June 28, 1838.