Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, February 20, 1833

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, February 20, 1833
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1833-02-20

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, February 20, 1833

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: Albany, NY

transcription: cef 

revision: ekk 2015-09-25

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New York 20 Feb 1833
To my dear Brother Henry
A S. School object in Ithaca
prevented me from seeing you on my
return from Rochester: found all well
on my arrival here on Friday night last:
and greatly rejoiced to be once more safe
at home. Though I saw you not,
I almost daily hear from you, being
sometimes asked how long since I left
my seat in the Senate by those who
know you, & oftener, if I am not re-
lated to him of the Legislature, we
look so much alike: all this sur-
prises me a little, never being able
to percieve in what our countenances
resemble each other, but it is far
from being unpleasant to me; as it often
leads to acquaintence & to accounts
of your health &c &c.
I spent one night in Newburgh
with Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
: Brown
Certainty: Probable
, & Hallack
Birth: 1815-01-16 Death: 1872-01-09Certainty: Probable
& Greer
Unknown

& Wisner
Birth: 1777 Death: 1842-02-20Certainty: Probable
& others were holding on to the
Judge to consent to stand a candidate

[left Margin] Kiss those dear little pets
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
of GrandPa's for Uncle Jennings.
Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
would send love if she were here to sister Frances.

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for re appointment against Robt Fowler
or Jones
Birth: 1789-12-30 Death: 1884-07-28Certainty: Probable
, or Dennison
Certainty: Probable
. Greer, it was
determined should see you & Vandeyer in
Albany & let the old gentleman know
& upon this he agreed to suspend the
announcement of his purpose to
withdraw from public life, do write
me & tell me what is the prospect.
My friends in Pearl street seem
anxious about the fate of thier appli-
cation for a Bank & fear a defeat
most in your house. I have told
them what I heard you say, that
you would go for the measure, but
they importune me to again address
you, and believing that you will
do all for them you consistently
can, it is rather to gratify them
than in the hope of moving you, I
again introduce the matter to your
notice.
Poor John Steward
Birth: 1777-04-04 Death: 1854-12-19
has lost
a dear good wife
Birth: 1803-03-01 Death: 1833-02-10
, & is exceedingly
bowed down, what a world of death
& disappointment this is we live in!

[left Margin] Dan Jackson
Birth: 1767-03-15 Death: 1845-06-08Certainty: Probable
is playing great man in Washington.

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We cannot if we would, we ought not if
we could, shut our eyes to the fact that
we are deeply and personally interested in
the movements of Gods providence. You
will not doubt me when I say that I
feel a strong solicitude that you should
participate in whatever if peace and
comfort flows from a full & settled
faith in such subjects. Albany I
know is a poor school, but I do hope
that there things do not
pass you unheeded by, you[ r ]
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Reason: hole

health is not more fin [hole]
than was John Craigs
Birth: 1788 Death: 1832-01-11Certainty: Probable
, your life may
not be longer than Maynards
Birth: 1786-11-11 Death: 1832-08-28
was.
Irving
Birth: 1802-04-03 Death: 1876-02-25
here lost his wife
 Death: 1832-10-05
and
is about to imigrate with Jas Berdan
Birth: 1805-07-04 Death: 1884-08-24

to Illinois, they ask me for
David
Birth: 1802-07-21 Death: 1886-02-02Certainty: Probable
's letters to me, but they
are in your hands. Can you furnish
them?
Father talks of going up to Albany
more of visiting New York & still more
of voyaging to Liverpool, to accomplish
all which I showed like to aid him.

[left Margin] Your advertisment about the Cotton Factory you will
see in the American.

Page 4

Mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
looks in much better health than
I have before seen her since my return from
the west, the whole house are expecting you
& sister Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
down in the spring.
Your affectionate Brother
B.J. Seward.
Wm H Seward Esq
Now in
Albany
Per
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
B. J. Seward
20 Feb 1833