Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 6, 1825

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 6, 1825
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1825-08-06

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 6, 1825

action: sent

sender: Benjamin Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24

location: New York, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: cnk 

revision: tap 2017-10-02

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New York 6 Augst 1825
Dear Henry
I have been boring Washington
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07

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Editorial Note

Left edge of page burned, supplied words where possible.
he Mr Barnes
Birth: 1785-04-25 Death: 1828-10-27
about your key until it
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Reason: hole
early vexed them both – I have conclu-
ded to wait no longer for the key – – have
deducted the probable charge $4 and depos-
ited the residue of the money collected
for you with the Allens
Unknown
– $96.–
I recd this $100 about a week since
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om young Mr Henring
Unknown
, who told me that
Judge Miller
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
assured him that he could
pay the Bills of Cost at the Utica
term of some court this autumn & he
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etended to be offended because I
[ imp ]
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Reason: hole
arted I would have back the papers &
he had borrowed them – & still has them.
He says there is one item of overcharge
therefore has given only $100 – & promised
[ to ]
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Reason: hole
pay the remaining $5 12/100 to Judge M in
Utica
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should it prove that there is no
overcharge
I have been half determined to
write you for a long time part
tell you a long story about Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04

– but have been deterred from doing so
because a letter holds so little that I
knew I should not be able to give you
any definitive idea about it.
She mentioned to me last evening
that this same idea had prevented
her also from writing
It is highly probable that you [ will ]
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Reason: hole

know it from fountain head very [hole]
I learn she is to go to the [hole]
to meet you —
Yours Sincerely
B.J. Seward