Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, March 16, 1829

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, March 16, 1829
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1829-03-16

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, March 16, 1829

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

location: Bargaintown, NJ

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: crb 2016-02-03

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Bargentown March 16th
My dear Sister
I was most unexpectedly gratified on Tues-
day last by a visit from my dear Brother
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
, oh I cannot tell
you how happy I was to see him once more, and now I obo
know that he loves me still I cannot be almost reconciled
to the idea if I never should see him again. You never
can know how unhappy it has made me that I must live
in ignorance of all that concerned you. I feel as if I
could never forgive myself for questioning the purity of his
motives – but he does and I pray you to do the same.
I never was happier than to hear and know how you all did
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
Aunt Clara
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
and all, my dear Frances altho I am
unworthy your regard still I love you all and everything
relating to you interests me. Your dear babes
x Birth: 1826-12-12  Death: 1909-08-21  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
I could never
hear anything about them until Henry came. I can see
their little frollics and think of them with a mournful
pleasure – my little Augustus
Birth: 1828-08-12 Death: 1829-02-19
tries fair to be a healthy
cheerful babe, but my anticipations sweet as they were are
blasted in the bud. I feel the greatest consolation in the
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belief that all things are wisely ordered both for his and our
everlasting good.
Henry staid two days with us, a short time but we
could not urge him to prolong his stay from you. I wish d
you could have been with him – he left here on Wed last
for Phila and Monmouth – but he will be with you
before this reaches you. I am in hopes he went to Orange
Co
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– they think so much of seeing him and I know Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11

will be comforted – will you not visit them this Summer
I wish I could meet you there.
Give my love to Grandma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03
Aunt Clara Lazette and kiss
the Children for me. I do wish to see you all.
My dear Sister will you not write to me.
Yours affectionately
Cornelia.
Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Louisa C. Canfield
1829