Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, November 14, 1838

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, November 14, 1838
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-11-14

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to William Henry Seward, November 14, 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: Unknown
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transcription: axa 

revision: tap 2017-11-17

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Bargain Town, Nov “14” 1838
Tuesday Evening
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Editorial Note

Tuesday evening would actually have been November 13, 1838. Possibly the letter was written late at night; this could explain the use of quotations marks around the date which is not Louisa's typical practice.

My dear Henry,
Among the ten thousand congratulations you
are receiving mine will not be overlooked I am sure.
We have this moment been apprised of your success—and
I do assure you I breathe more freely than I have done for
a month when contemplating your possible defeat. For once
my good Husband
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
rejoices sincerely in the defeat of
his party.—I wish you could for one moment beheld the
hilarity of our little tribe
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  Birth: 1798-11-26  Death: 1865-01-05 
tonight it would have repaid
for some of your anxiety—Remember us affectionately to
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and the children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 

Your Own Sister
Louisa C. Canfield—
Wm H. Seward—
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Cornelia
Nov 14, 1838.