Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 22, 1833

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 22, 1833
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Date:1833-07-22

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 22, 1833

action: sent

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

location: Florida, NY

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

location: London, England, UK

transcription: aew 

revision: ekk 2015-12-16

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Florida July 23rd 1833
My Dear Brother
Now I have written a letter
to Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
I suppose it will be agreeable also
to you to receive one from the same pen.
I will not promise you one of the same length
of his—Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
shortly after you sailed wrote
a letter to Mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
which I took the liberty
to answer and I have received another good let
ter from her it was really so much of a treat
that I cannot go by mentioning it here and that
I intend soon to answer it
The Editors of our journals complain bitterly
of the dearth of political news, hardly a wave
swells upon the bosom of the political—no jar
ring of the parties no strife of candidate, all is peace
and serene—so with me I know of nothing
which I suppose will interest you except
what I have written in my letter to Father
—I wish you were here a little while to see
our little new comer I know whith half
a glance you would feel very much interested
she is a Seward all out, nice hair, blue eyes, long
slender limbs and very good nature except when
neglected and then make no hesitation to
show her spunk —We've call her after her Aunts
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04

Sarah Cornelia
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
——She is a tiny one, but then
the greater treasures are always committed to
the smallest vessels—Still we are jogging along
Tempe
Birth: 1812-09-30 Death: 1848-10-18
, Sarah, Doct. Horton
Birth: 1796-05-16 Death: 1844-12-01
and myself makes
up our family circle except now and then
when a friend steps in to make us a little
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of an afternoons visit. I have engaged the Carpenter
to put a new well curb up and other improve-
ments after haying is through and when I
shall take my good wife and her little charge
to the land of Jersey
What strange things are going to happen
Father so says report is going to Holland to
purchase the great western Holland land
company out and his Son for the lawyer goes to
examine titles and see that the business is
a "fair business transaction," Should this be the
case it is probable that we may all move out
to the west, But when is it to take place
there is the rub—
I suppose that you will hear from you many
friends, Tracy
Birth: 1793-06-17 Death: 1859-09-12
Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
&c- it would therefore
be superfluous for one to write any thing
about them. The Republican Banner which
you know was in danger of bankruptcy is
likely to sustain itself A new paper is prom-
ised to be set in motion as a kind of Anti-
Regency affair under the auspices of Van Duzen
Birth: 1802-05-08 Death: 1841-11-27

who they are now endeavoring not to
whip in, but out of the ranks——
He was toasted on the 4th July in several
places and if that as it is often and greatly
said a sign, the Regency will find it rather
a difficult thing
Ann Maria
Unknown
is dead, She had declined in
health for some time and was advised to con-
sult Dr Physick
Birth: 1768-07-07 Death: 1837-12-15
of Philadelphia, on her journey
homewards she was taken worse and died
at Princeton
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I wish I had a letter from you perhaps
I might find something in it to write about
I expect that according to the station
you was pleased to assign me in the list
of your correspondence I must have a
letter soon—I know you will write &
as I am ashamed not to send this but would
be still more ashamed that to send any
so I conclude—We all wish you a
pleasant journey
Your affectionate
Brother
GW Seward
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Hon. William H. Seward
Care of BJ Seward North No 166 Nassau G
ST New York
Care Baring Brothers & Co
London
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
G.W. Seward
July 22. 1833