Letter from Albert Haller Tracy to William Henry Seward, September 12, 1831

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Letter from Albert Haller Tracy to William Henry Seward, September 12, 1831
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Date:1831-09-12

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Letter from Albert Haller Tracy to William Henry Seward, September 12, 1831

action: sent

sender: Albert Tracy
Birth: 1793-06-17  Death: 1859-09-12

location: Norwich

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: smc 

revision: smc 2017-11-20

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Norwich Monday afternoon
Sep 12. 1831–
Dearest Seward
I am worse than when you left, my fever
having continued and increased daily so that I am now
more prostrate than at any time since last autumn– I shall
resort to an emetic this evening or in the morning and hope
to be relieved by its operation— It will be several days how-
ever under the most favorable results before it can be jus-
tifiable to undertake journeying and I can hardly flatter
myself and you with the probability of our meeting at Bos-
ton
unless indeed your stay there is most unexpectedly
protracted or my disease takes a turn which experience
leaves me no ground for anticipating. In the latter e-
vent I should reach Boston friday evening– But this is
not to be expected and I cannot urge you ^to^ delay there, one
moment for the purpose of seeing me—
I trust you will find our New England friends
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steadfast and sober minded neither disposed to give up the good
cause or to reject the means for its advancement which Provi-
dence throws in our way—If they reason rightly and judge dis-
passionately they will not halt at the conclusion that John McLean
Birth: 1785-03-11 Death: 1861-04-04

is the only man we can nominate who at this crisis can fur-
ther our great and sacred object— I think I could demon-
strate then to a moral certainty that any other selection would
be as not only less advantag ^e^ ous but positively injurious and
perhaps fatal, but I have no strength for this or any other un-
dertaking–
I hope you have become acquainted with Mr Fuller
Birth: 1787-08-14 Death: 1855-08-16
&
with his excellent wife
Birth: 1795-07-16 Death: 1850-11-28
who have laid me under unpayable
obligations and to whom I beg you to commend my kindest
regards–
Affectionately yours,
Albert H Tracy
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Albert H. Tracy
Sept 12. 1831