Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, April 24, 1825

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, April 24, 1825
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1825-04-24

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, April 24, 1825

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sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

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

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transcription: nrs 

revision: crb 2017-01-10

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Florida 24th Apl 1825
My dear Wm
You will I know simpathise with
your afflicted brother
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
and with us on the loss of
the amiable
Worthy of love; deserving of affection; lovely; loveable • Pretending or showing love •
little Aurelia
Birth: 1821 Death: 1825-04-08
Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
I fear
will not live to afford them much conso-
lation – I yesterday had another long con-
versation with Mr H.
Birth: 1793-05-03 Death: 1856-05-01
on the subject of your
return to Orange
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in the course of which he
showed me your communication on that
subject. After conversing the advantages &
disadvantages, looking at probable results &
contingences, we alike felt unpreparred to
form an opinion – The longer we reflected the
greater difficulties presented in our undertaking
to advise – You are now at an age of life and busi-
ness when if talents are to bring you into notice
it ought to take place – You have been sometime
in Auburn – The glare of public sentiment must
begin to settle – A removal would destroy that
foundation which your industry and atten-
tion may have laid – Again when forming
a connection the idea probably never sugges-
ted itself that you would leave C.
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This
would look like a disappointment – On the
other hand your connections your property
are here – The business in the Co is increasing
Mr H. stands Disidedly in the first rank as an
Atty. his business is expanded and he offers you an
equal participation in the whole – Thus the
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sides are balanced – And after frankly stating that
it would be highly gratifying to me to have you
return if it can be honorably accomplished – Still
I am not prepared to give any opinion – but must
leave it wholly to yourself after you have careful
ly calculated the net prospects of each establishment
and the probabilities – One thing however is
certain that I. Miller
Birth: 1791-04-30 Death: 1853-04-03
ought to give you as good
terms as a stranger – Mr H. wishes to know your
conclusion as soon as convenient – Will you write
The costs in Westcotts
Birth: 1769 Death: 1842-04-26
suits have not yet
arive
Your affectionate father
Saml S. Seward
W. H. Seward
Free
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Stamp

Type: postmark
S S Seward P. M. Florida
William H. Seward Esquire
Auburn
N.Y.
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S. S. Seward
April 24
1825