Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, January 30, 1832

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, January 30, 1832
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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, January 30, 1832

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sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

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

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transcription: msr 2015-12-08

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Florida Jany 30th 1832–
Dear Brother
By this time I suppose you are fixed in
your winter quarters, and ready to read whatever comes
into your hands, at least from home. I have often though
I would write you and I now do myself the pleasure
and of home I know that is the first enquiry with
you.Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
is much afflicted this evening with sore
eyes, occasioned I hope by nothing more than some
little substance she may have got into it, we hope
it will be better in the morning, of Pa's
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
health you
are by him from time to time informed, I think
quite comfortable and cheerful, and as for myself
I feel healthy, plenty to do little time and little in-
clination to run about or get farther from home
then speaking distance, papers and books plenty to
read, Anti-Masonry to talk about and friends in
abundance to write to. But how comes on the
the Blessed Spirit, our miserable paper tells us
nothing, and the evening journal cannot tell
us all, it is a subject of much regret that the
paper here is such a trifling thing, complaint
after complaint is heard against it from those
whose heart and hand is in the cause, subscribers
are falling off and it is doing more injury then
good, there is a prospect of obtaining a new and
I would hope an able editor, the paper to be en-
larged and little fiddling love stories exchanged
for news, and antimasonry
One opposed to freemasonry •
proper food and only
relished by the independent and eager Antis.
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With a paper worthy of the cause, why would not
the party flourish, surely the people of Orange
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are as
alert, as intelligent and as tenacious of their rights
as any, and Anti-Masonry I take it as recommends
itself to them. But from my reflections upon the
state of parties and appearances in the political
world I must believe that Antimasonry will not
take deep root here untill after the Presidential
election, then I think Jackson
Birth: 1767-03-15 Death: 1845-06-08
being elected, Clay
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29

laid on the shelf. Anti Masonry firmly in the
field presenting a bold front will much more
command the attention of people then now.
I would rejoice could Wirt
Birth: 1772-11-08 Death: 1834-02-18
be elected, but there
is no hope of it, and should he get a good support
it is all that we can hope for.
I have not heard one word of you since
your arrival in Albany except by the public
prints, how do you get along in the Senate, do you
not sometimes want George B.
Birth: 1793-04-12 Death: 1854-02-23
there to teach you
parliamentary rules. Tracy
Birth: 1786-12-25 Death: 1876-12-22
where is he, I have
not seen his name this winter if my memory
serves me. You must have pleasant times,Gran-
ger
Birth: 1789-06-03 Death: 1866-08-20
in the house. I read his speech in t on the
Whaling incorporation, I was pleased with them
and I should like to see more on this of his
how I should like to see the Gentlemen. I under-
stand that you are going to bring Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
&
the children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
down when the river opens,. by way
of hint I wish you would just invite me to come
up and see them in Florida. I want an excuse
to get to Albany, don’t you think that some-
thing like this would do! or would you be loath to
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trust them to my care, well I do not wonder at
it. But we have a good woodpile and house of dry to
keep them comfortable, Buckwheat cakes and butter
I know of nothing new about Florida to tell
you except that Wm A. Wood
Unknown
is to take wife next
Whensday an affair that you will never think
off but once. Jane Seward
Birth: 1809-11-04 Death: 1848-03-17
was married a [ fortngh ]
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ago to John Wills
Birth: 1796-11-20 Death: 1871-10-05
. I write this all for Frances
for I know that you do not care much about
it, and if I were now writing to her I would
tell her of another wedding she will have
an opportunity of attending when she comes
down in the Spring, but when I take it in
my head to write her I will tell all about
it, to men immersed in business and withall
a grave Senator it is
hardly worthwhile to
trouble him with such
every day business. but it is now
getting late, three sleepy folks now in the
room, Ma in the sofa, Pa sitting in a chair
with his head leresting upon and it and Jualia
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24

pretending to read and sewing, but all
actually sleep. I shall soon take myself CPH
in the mean time till I hear of you
Yours Most Affectionate
Brother
GW Seward
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Free S S Seward
P Master
Wm H Seward Esq
In Senate
Albany.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
G. W Seward
30 Jan 1832.