Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, February 12, 1834

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, February 12, 1834
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-02-12

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, February 12, 1834

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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: Albany, NY

transcription: lxw 

revision: lxw 2015-11-05

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[ Barga ]
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in Town Feby 12th ––34
My dear Sister,
On Wednesday last I received your kind letter of 30th
Jany, & if I had sometimes indulged the sinful thought
that during your happiness consequent on my Brothers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

happy & safe return I was for a-while forgotten, your
letter soon silenced all such complaints – and I it turns
out as I knew it must be that my Brother is overwhelmed
with business & your little domestic circle is afflicted by
sickness. I wish when the warm weather comes you would
come on here, only the day before your letter came I was
thinking a great deal about you, the day was one pe-
culiar to this climate mild clear & beautiful not a
rough breath of wind my little Frank
Birth: 1832-02-20 Death: 1876-01-14
was playing out
all day. I thought how much you would have enjoyed
such a day with the little boys, it would do you good
to enjoy our healthy sea air for a few weeks do come.
My Brothers health will need at least so much recrea-
tion – how often it has pain[ ed ]
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me to know that he is so
immersed in care &business I have feared it would –
too, too, soon deprive us altogether of him – but the thought
is too much we must not indulge it.
My little Francis is as fair & delicate a little blossom
as you ever saw, has a chill & fevr once in every
10 or 15 days – talks so mild & pretty – admires "Uncle Henrys"
miniature very much. Augustus
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25
learns some at a good
school we have now but he is just as restless as ever.
I fear I shall not get to Mine Hillthis spring Mahlon
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
thinks
he can do rather better here than there & I have too much
selfishness to urge what might turn out to be disavan-
tageous tho' it would so much add to my happiness
to be near some of my kindred I dare not dwell on the
subject a moment – but I am ungrateful to complain
I am enjoying a thousand undeserved comforts & kindnesses
every day – do write again I rejoiced to hear from you I had a
hearty crying spell. My love to Henry Kiss the little boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
for Aunty
yours sincerely – LCC
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Mrs William H. Seward
Albany
New York
Bargain Town N.J.} M. D. Canfield P.M.
12 feb} Free.