Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 7, 1833

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 7, 1833
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Date:1833-01-07

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 7, 1833

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

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: jds 

revision: dxt 2015-05-20

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My dear William Henry Florida 7th Jan 1833
Your kind & interesting letter
dated Albany the 26th ULT has been received. From the
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state in which you left Albany as reported to
us we were fearfull the journey would prove to hard
for you but am rejoised to learn you have returned
in good health and spirits after attending an arduous
High or lofty in a literal sense • Attended with great labor; difficult •

Circuit. With you I am looking on with astonish-
ment at the distracted state of our own happy
Republic, the portentuous movements & conclusions
of which are yet to be developed. While I deprecate
the conduct of South Carolina and am sensible
they merit the most severe chastisement.
While I cordially approve of the Presidents pro-
climation and will support him in those
views. Still I cannot but fear that unless advised
by a wise cabinet he is not the man to settle
those difficulties in the most ration ^al^ way.
There appears to be a lack of stability
a crossing his own tracks on similar subjects
which are calculated to lessen his authority
and bring him into disgrace. This is monday
and we have nothing from our legislature yet.
You kindly write us to visit Albany this Winter
which would give me great pleasure but at present
it looks difficult. Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
has been sick with Cold and
inflimations about three weeks is now getting about
I have been four days confined with a severe
Influenza how long this will last is yet to be determined.
Should there come good slaying and I could get
up so as to bring Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and Children
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
it would be
very pleasing to us. Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
and family
x Birth: 1820-05-18  Death: 1889-05-08  Birth: 1827-02-07  Death: 1827  Birth: 1828-10-07  Death: 1897-07-24  Birth: 1794-07-23  Death: 1839-10-28 
made
us a long agreeable visit. Washington
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
has had the
prevailing Epidemic is better. He and Tempe
Birth: 1812-09-30 Death: 1848-10-18

are happy. I took your papers to Goshen the day Geo W.
set out to attend the internment of his Neace
Unknown
, since
which I have been sick and not able to see him.
WH Seward Esq your affectionate
father SSSeward
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SSSeward
William A Seward Esq
For Senate
Albany
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
SSSeward
7th Jan 1833