Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 6, 1834

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Letter from Dr. Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 6, 1834
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-01-06

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Letter from Dr. Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 6, 1834

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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: cef 

revision: ekk 2015-06-22

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Florida 6th Jan 1834
My dear Wm Henry
Yours of the 20th Ult. has been [ ]
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. We are
highly pleased to hear that yourself and interesting
family are so agreably situated at Bements Hotel
State Street Albany. We should be pleased to visit you
and bring the disposable part of the family
home with us, but our long absence and the
great pressure of business at present renders this
doubtful.
I thank you for your opinion on the
Wood Tax but cannot yet fully comprehend the
force of your reasoning on the subject. The law
is positive that a man shall be Taxed for person-
al property where he resides. Having rented sold
& disposed of all my real and personal property and
removed my family from the Town, had I in-
sted of removing to New York and Europe & residing
there have [ spopped ]
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Alternate Text: stopped
and resided in the Town
of Goshen during the time the law proscribes
for making the Assesment would I not have
been liable to Tax in that Town, if so then it follows
that they would not assess me in Warwick unless I
would be made liable in two different plases.
I have requested Mr Van Duzer
Birth: 1802-05-08 Death: 1841-11-27
to furnish
you with the Papers in the road cause this is a
business of great importince and I hope you will
continue to call on him for them untill you
get them. Mr. V. tells me they now take the ground
that the road had been laid out not vacated and
therefore was a road and ought not to have been
laid by the Judges. This you well recollect is
what we contended for before the Court of HW
and gave them legal notice to order the sand ob-
structions removed, this they refused to do and
so made thier return into the Clerks
Birth: 1788-04-26 Death: 1852-12-23Certainty: Probable
office. We
then called on them to lay out the road on the oath
of 12 freeholders[ . ]
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This they also refused from
which we appealed. This was blowing hot &
cold with a witness.
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The Traveling has been so bad that I have not
been at Newburgh since I wrote you I will go
down the first snow and will then adjust the
Error in the whaling stock. I am often asked
whether you intend publising your Journals
I answer I hope you will, in this I desire I
I may not be disappointed. Remember me
affectionately To Francis
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Mr Tracy
Birth: 1793-06-17 Death: 1859-09-12
Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
Fowler
Birth: 1788-12-10 Death: 1843-12-27

Cash
Birth: 1803 Death: 1861-04-26
& Windfeild
Birth: 1789-06-15
.
Truly Yours
Saml S Seward
W H Seward Esq
Hon W H Seward
In Senate
Albany
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S. S. Seward
6 Jan 1834