Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, September 24, 1838

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Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, September 24, 1838
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-09-24

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Letter from Mahlon Dickerson Canfield to William Henry Seward, September 24, 1838

action: sent

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: keh 

revision: crb 2016-02-02

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Bargaintown, Sep. 24th, 1838.
My Dear Sir,
I am at a loss here to express my sense
of the kindness of your letter. You say you are
grateful to me for making my little troubles known
to you, and sure I am that nothing you could have
said would have gone deeper into the warmest
place in my heart.
I was aware that my application might be
embarrassing, just at this time, but I did not
expect it to be acted on at once, if favorably
received. After election will do just as well.
Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
came home on the 11th, by way of Mendham.
Her visit was made shorter than she intended in
consequence of our youngest child
Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25
being sick – now,
however, getting along pretty well. She left her Parents
x Birth: 1769-11-27  Death: 1844-12-11  Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24 
with
great reluctance, and if she had had the babies
x Birth: 1837-09-15  Death: 1839-03-10  Birth: 1834-07-25  Death: 1922-02-28  Birth: 1832-02-20  Death: 1876-01-14 
with
her, I should have despaired almost of ever seeing
her again.
Remember me most kindly to Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and believe me
Very faithfully & truly,
M. D. Canfield
W. H. Seward Esq
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
M. D Canfield
Sept 24, 1838.