Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, November 23, 1832

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, November 23, 1832
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Date:1832-11-23

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, November 23, 1832

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sender: Alvah Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06  Death: 1856-02-16

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

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transcription: mjn 

revision: crb 2016-03-21

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Nov 23 1832
Dear Seward
As respects the 40 dollars I only wanted it for
a few days but have done without it and shall not present the
draft to Sherwood
Birth: 1793-09-16 Death: 1871-04-16
— I had to use some money when I went to
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that was not my own and wished to be prepared to pay it
if called for and on that account I spoke to you about it for
fear I might be called on before I got it where I expected
I paid Gould
Birth: 1772 Death: 1846-01-20
for Jones
Birth: 1788-02-17 Death: 1866-07-20Certainty: Probable
books also which made me short
I have however recd what money I expected and should not have
been obliged to have borrowed it of you had it been ever so
convenient — I want the 8th Vol
Author: John Wendell Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1828-1841
of Wendell
Birth: 1785-01-02 Death: 1861-12-19
if it is
out and I wish you would ask for it for me. Gould
said he would send it. if it is not out I wish gould
could send it to me the first opportunity– I have
got along in my book business very well Gould being
content to sell me books and wait untill I could
pay. If the 3 Vol of Wendell Paiges
Birth: 1797-07-31 Death: 1868-03-31
ch’ Report
 Publisher: Gould & Banks Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1830-1848
is out I wish Gould
could send me that also. I have all the rest.
I wish you to call at the Post Office and get
a letter there for me which Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
wrote me. don't
forget this as I do not want it go on to Washington.
As to politics I think your suggestions are
correct I had however made up my mind to do for
Sliphis for his abuse etc and had written an article
for Skinners
Birth: 1791-06-07 Death: 1880-03-22
paper but in very much the spirit you
suggested but fearing that it might be malappropos I
burnt it up. If I can get time I will indite some-
thing for next weeks paper - but I am hard pressed
with work just now — as queer as it may seem to you
(having just got one of your clients away and hoping
to get more) who counts a list commenced in chancery
The highest court of judicature next to the parliament. It exercises jurisdiction at law, but chief in equity • A court of equity; proceedings in equity •

but Beardsley
Birth: 1807-05-30 Death: 1894-01-15
told him his case is hopeless. James
Horner
Birth: 1800-08-26 Death: 1871-08-31
said he had some business to send me and prom-
ised to get it ready when I was in Albany but he was to
hurried in business he could not prepare it. If you see him ask him ^about it —^
In relation to politics it looks dark there
is no cause but Anti-Masonry = Stones
Birth: 1792-04-20 Death: 1844-08-15
cooing and billing
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and billing with the blessed spirit does not take with the sturdy
Anti Masons. I am convinced there is no course to be pursued
but to nail our colors to the mask and eschew all coalitions.
I would suggest that we avoid the Courts of Enquiry let the
apostate air if air it must — he deserves to be damned for his
Jacksonism. I tell you as a solemn truth that an open rup-
ture with that paper would help us send it back to Jackson
Birth: 1767-03-15 Death: 1845-06-08
-
ism at all events shake him off from our skirts — let him
fight on his own hook — Mat Davis
Birth: 1773-10-28 Death: 1850-06-02
too has been a curse to
us he is a desperate broken down politician and his tour
into the Eastern Counties lost us 5,000 votes — I am convin-
ced that we should have done better had we gone on our
own hook and had our candidates voted pledged them-
selves to been voting for Wirt
Birth: 1772-11-08 Death: 1834-02-18
as it now is we have to more
than fight the battle over — we have to get back our friends
— they look upon us suspiciously and are jealous that
Anti Masonry has ^been^ betrayed — let us hear a new candidate
for President and for Gods sake don't let us take up
any one infected with the taint of the coalition or
with Clay
Birth: 1777-04-12 Death: 1852-06-29
ism — Webster
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24
won't do and John Adams
Birth: 1767-07-11 Death: 1848-02-23
"alas
our suffering is intolerable" has turned poet — new men
we want and we want them now — such men there
are and we have been loaded down with a cargo of
Old politicians who have hoped that the Vigour of Anti Ma-
sonry would bring them again into political power.
— such men as Kent
Birth: 1763-07-31 Death: 1847-12-12
& Spencer
Birth: 1788-01-08 Death: 1855-05-17
have become stale the
prejudices of the fathers have against them have descended
even unto their children the more the pity but it is
even so — I believe Wirt our safest man but he must be
Anti Masonic and must get the Hurrah in his favor.
After all the prospect is dark for us and darker
for our Country — I fear the death blow has been given to
our liberties — a practical experiment has been tried
having for its object to discover how far ignorance preju-
dice could be operated upon and combined for political
effect and the result has been even beyond the hopes of
the designing and even beyond our fears.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
A. Worden
23 Nov. 1832