Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, September 24, 1837

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Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, September 24, 1837
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Date:1837-09-24

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Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, September 24, 1837

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sender: Mahlon Canfield
Birth: 1798-11-26  Death: 1865-01-05

location: Bargaintown, NJ

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: ekk 2016-03-07

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Bargaintown Sep. 24th. 1837.
Dear Sir,
Your letter of the 21st from Philada
was recd last evening. I am very sory you could
not make us a visit, particularly as Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04

looked for you, with more than her usual anxiety.
Dear soul, she has passed through one more hard
trial, and I am sory to say she has not sustained
it as well as in other times. For some months past
she has been greatly depressed- looking forward
to the worst that could happen to her. She was
confined on the 15th and got on pretty well till
the 22d, when in consequence of sitting up too long,
an unusual symptom appeared which alarmed
her greatly, it being the very thing which she
most feared. It was relieved, however, before she had
lost much strength and now she is quite comfor-
able and more cheerful than at any time since
her confinement. I can now see nothing in her way,
except those gloomy fears which I hope will not return.
She worries you say nothing about her parents
x Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11  Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24 
of
whom she has not heard since they left Erie.
Giver her warmest love and mine, to Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
.
I can hardly write nowadays.
Our last is Mary
Birth: 1837-09-15 Death: 1839-03-10
after
your mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
& mine
Birth: 1778-09-18 Death: 1850-04-27
.
Your faithful friend & sister
M.D.C
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Bargaintown N.J.
Sep 25
M.D. Canfield
P.M.
Free.
W.H. Seward Esq
Auburn
Cayuga Co.
N.Y.
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
M.D. Canfield
Sept 24. 1837