Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, July 30, 1831

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, July 30, 1831
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Date:1831-07-30

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to William Henry Seward, July 30, 1831

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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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revision: bms 2015-11-03

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Bargain Town July 30th 1831
My dear Brother,
I was sorry to learn by your letter of
the 7th Inst of the danger of your children
x Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25 
, tho’ Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
.
assures me 'tis a favorable season & ^at^ their age they
favorably get thro’ with less difficulty than later
but since the fatal termination of the complaint
in little Aurelia's
Birth: 1821 Death: 1825-04-08
case I always dread it. I take it
for granted Frederic has not escaped & fell very
anxious to hear from you.
We have a letter dated at Bellville Ill. from
Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
July 1st she writes in fine spirits but not
one word of their own affairs—all so happy in
the success of the S. S. society their privations
are often very great but their zeal overcomes all
obstacles it seems.
I heard from Washington
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
of Papas
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
illness at Chester
but not much since except a few lines from
Ma to say they were all well—‘ where could they
have started for seems a mystery—however it’s of
no consequence since it has turned out so
unfortunately. We are all well now and if I con-
tinue in my present health shall not have that
for an excuse to leave, I am trying all manner of
ways to bring about this so much desired visit
how I shall succed is all uncertain, but I hope

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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Louisa C Canfield
30 July 1831

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Louisa Canfield

Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
for the best, Silas
Birth: 1795-05-24 Death: 1847-08-27
our Brother talks of coming down
with his books for a month or two & then I
should have a better chance of leaving.
Your oration comes not. We shall be glad to
see it,Rrec’d a paper a week or two since
we have some very hot weather, it almost driving us
to the conclusion of breaking up soon—but we
should then perhaps be in a more serious dilemma
if you were going to remain at Auburn that would
make that it a very desirable residence but you
know we must consult our interest even before our
inclinations. I hope all things will yet work together
for good, I am sure I have endeavored to act rightly
and 'tis not very likely that I shall always have to
live in this sand hole.
Mr. Piatt
Birth: 1801-03-29 Death: 1857-05
intended to visit us he says, but the stage
left him in Phila —he has returned to Cincinatti
Our grape vines bore abundantly this year but
as Mahlon
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
says the paltry chickens have taken
them nearly all.
Mahlon desires his love to you both & all
friends mine to Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
especially tell her I
feel deeply for her, but the warm weather is
certainly very much in their favor do write
me soon—tell Aunt Clara
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
I wish she would let
us hear from her.
Your affectionate
Sister Louisa