Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Mary Jennings Seward, October 14, 1838

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Mary Jennings Seward, October 14, 1838
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-10-14

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Mary Jennings Seward, October 14, 1838

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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: msr 

revision: obm 2017-04-03

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BargainTown N.J. Octr 14th
My dear Ma,
Little Mary Seward
Birth: 1837-09-15 Death: 1839-03-10
is very much improved
in health, she nurses yet and will continue to do so
this month, twice a day, when she will be weaned
altogether I expect, but she eats well now and is very
playful. Mrs Kiniss
Unknown
is gone and I am a housekeeper
again, which is quite a treat. I have been very much
engaged since my return bringing up the arrears
of my business— The boys
x Birth: 1829-12-04  Death: 1867-10-25  Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14 
(and all indeed) get out at
the elbows and knees, when I am away for a few
weeks. Caroline
Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28
talks a great deal about you all
especially Juliann
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
, & her Grandpa’s
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
carriage.
She goes to school all the time, Dr
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
has been talking
about going to Orange Co. I urge it I hope he
would be induced to listen more favorably
to my wish to move there.
I had a long kind letter from Juliann a week
or two since, tell her I am obliged hope she will
write us often as she can find leisure. I feel quite
impatient for the Result of the Election.
dr leaves for Phila ^tomorrow^ when I should be lonely if I
had not a plenty to do. I purchased a neat bead
bag for Caroline, knives for boys, & a pretty hdkerchief
for Aunt Charlotte for which she sends her kind love.
The little boys & C— their thanks to Grand Ma.
in haste your affectionate Cornelia.

[left Margin] Please J. Ann burn up all my old letters pleased

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Bargaintown N.J.
Oct 14th
M.D. Canfield
P.M.
Free
Mrs Mary Seward
Florida
Orange Co.
N.J.