Letter from Louisa Cornelia Seward Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, November 10, 1834

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, November 10, 1834
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-11-10

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Letter from Louisa Cornelia Canfield to Frances Miller Seward, November 10, 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: Unknown
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revision: crb 2016-03-21

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Bargain Town, Novr 10th
My dear Frances,
I rejoice with you that your dear Husband
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

has been restored to you in good time & with renew’d
health. I had a thousand fears for my Brother,
but they are all lost in gratitude for his safe arrival.
If at such a time we could entertain a feeling
of regret ^it would be^ that while he was on the other side he
could not have visited many places so interesting
to European travellers. I was in hopes he would see
Italy, above all things the ruins of Pompei — but it’s all
useless — Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
writes, his health appears improved — So
let us rejoice & be glad — I wish now you would fix off &
come and see us while he is in travelling mood —
I have been fearful you have thought me negligent
in not returning my Brothers letters, but I did not intend
it. My little Frank
Birth: 1832-02-20 Death: 1876-01-14
has been some time not well & very
much a care upon my mind & hands. Mahlon
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
was
out a few times on mail day & unwell some times &
thus we have put off sending them — had it not been
for these letters I could not realise that since I saw him on
board the Steam boat at New York he had had even the
birds eye view he has taken of England Ireland Scotland & c.
My heart is sore pained to day with the intelligence I heard
last evening from my poor lost Brother Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
, it will be a
sore trial for his Father. Locke
Birth: 1805-07-15 Death: 1848-05-14
I understand has given him
up. poor poor girl, hers is a hard fate.
Mahlon has had a sick turn the last week, is better today
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Augustus
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25
has been at school a few weeks learns pretty fast
calls his father “the Dr”. Francis has had an attack of chills &
fever, seems pretty well now. I am quite well for me, do not
have the sick head-ache, so much as I have done —
This is one of the most beautiful days you ever saw, I some
times think ‘tis like the sunny days of Italy it is unlike a[ ny ]
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weather we have in New York, so mild, the air, so pure clea[ r ]
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& sweet, how I should enjoy a walk with my Brother —
I subject I may not dwell upon —
Give my love to Henry, Grand Ma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03
, Clara
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
when you write
& say if Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06 Death: 1856-02-16
does any better. & kiss the little boys for Aunt C
Yours most affectionately
Cornelia

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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Cornelia 1834