Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 29, 1834

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 29, 1834
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Date:1834-01-29

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, January 29, 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 29th Jan 1834
My dear Wm
It was my intention to have
visited you and family in Albany
this Winter, but have been eighteen
days confined with the Rheumatism
and can now but just walk the floor[ . ]
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Reason: 

If your family could come down
when the river opens we shall be high-
ly gratified to have them spend some
time with us. Your dear Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
remains
feeble and will exercise too much
she has rode out to Poledores
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
to day[ . ]
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Reason: 

Mr Van Duzer
Birth: 1802-05-08 Death: 1841-11-27
is engaged in Editing
the democrat. I am very anxious
to hear whether the road suit is like
to be tried the coming term. It seems
to me if the supreme Court knew that
we had given [ us ]
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the Land for the road
through this tract. That it had been
laid out opened and used untill
stephen Payne
Unknown
an after purcheser shut
it up. That we applied to the proper
authority to have the obstructions
removed, who refused to Act, that we
thus called on those to run and open the
Road this they also refused to do
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and we appealed to the Judges
x Birth: 1788  Death: 1864-09-21 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1788-02-17  Death: 1866-07-20 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1790-03-26  Death: 1857-03-31 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1800-10-15  Death: 1867-12-02 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1788-12-10  Death: 1843-12-27 Certainty: Probable
of the Court
of Common Pleas. Who ordered the road
opened. And in thier last return to the
Supreme Court I understand they take
the same ground that we at first took
in regularly notifying them to have the
obstructions removed and the road open-
ed. It seems to me impossible the Su-
preme Court will ever sanction such
conduct.
The Hon. G.O. Fowler
Birth: 1788-12-10 Death: 1843-12-27
one of the
Judges is with you. Will you have the
goodness to take him and have a
consultation with the supreme Judges
or some of them. We magnanimously
gave our land for a road to benefit all
this great Trust in the first place. We
innocently traveled the road and were
prossecuted time and again for Tresspass
in traveling it. We have under the ad-
vice of Counsel taken such measures
as the law proscribes for having the
road opened. We are now deprived
of the Use of our property and trespasers
are daily destroying it. If Concerns & harms
like these do not call for redress I know
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Not what does. Is it not possible to have
this suit determined the Coming February[ . ]
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Reason: 

Has Mr Van Duzer furnished you with
the papers, will he be up. If not &
it carries on will you associate some
able man with your self to argue the
case. Would it not be well to have a
Map of the premeses to lay before the Court
this you can get made from the Map
of the Trust in their secretaries Office[ . ]
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Reason: 

I am told that let the desicions be as
it may the Town will be liable for Cost.
The proprietors are leasing yearly
ble the amount of the Cost by hass
and the worst of the road. If any farther
preparation is necessary for the trial let
me know and it shall be attended
there may be affedavits to
explain different parts of the Case. For
instance the time and manner in which
the road was laid as one Subject to over-
flowing &c &c. Will you write and let
me know how this business stands[ . ]
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Reason: 

Truly and affectionately
yours. Saml S. Seward
Wm H Seward
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Hon William H Seward
In Senate
Albany
Florida
Jay'30
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

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