Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1834

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Date:1834-08-02

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 2, 1834

action: sent

sender: Benjamin Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: mec 

revision: ekk 2015-10-15

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Albany August 2, 1834
Dear Henry
I have been in this city of Cars
& coaches these three weeks past; about
half the time confined with miserable-
ness in regard to health: endeavouring
to establish a S. School depository.
During this time a letter of yours
has been forwarded to me from N.Y.
but is not now before me. – Answer-
ing only from recollection, I may
omit, perhaps what most of all I
ought to notice.
At this moment I know of no
Boarding in our City such as would
suit you – but I hope to be at
home next week (possibly not) and
will make it my business to look
about & be able when you arrive
at 205 Broad Way to give you some
information about it. – My stay
will embrace the 24th inst. – & a

[left Margin] Change his man about the 1st of Sept; & if he would &
take the lead in pledging N.Y. by the influence of his paper; &

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few days prior or subsequent, also.
During these days, Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
will
be with me – but as we shall
have no help, we shall be lodgers
among friends: and Marcia will
have little or nothing else to do
than lend her assistance to make
sister Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
happy; do bring her,
Our next move will be across
the New England states to Boston &
on to Portsmouth – where I expect
to form a Depository - & then back
to Albany across N Hampshire &
Vermont, making a stop or two if
affairs of business invite – Could
not Frances go along – part of the
way at least? – dear me how
we should be delighted with her
company in this town – Please pro-
pose it to her & make a speech
on our behalf, in favour of it.

[left Margin] of some sterling Demo. paper in Orange or Suffolk would come
out prompt & plain at the same time & held a

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Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22
says you must be nominated to
be the King of the Chess Board – Whittlesey
Birth: 1799-06-12 Death: 1851-09-19

writes the same thing – smaller men
say it is the only alternative. – The
Hones
Birth: 1781-10-25 Death: 1851-05-05
& Duers
Birth: 1782-10-07 Death: 1858-08-08
& Kents
Birth: 1763-07-31 Death: 1847-12-12
& such, can nev-
er be induced to “go” cordially for B.
Birth: 1783-09-15 Death: 1863-08-30Certainty: Probable

any more than you are likely hereafter
to “go” for Croswell
Birth: 1797-05-29 Death: 1871-06-13
. – The jealousy of
the Country everywhere is against any
man of our city – especially so ^in^ your
end of the state. – W.
of this city is laid by.
Collier
Birth: 1778-06-06
is not extensively
Known; a man less Known
would bring death to any effort. And
now the question is, whether the alledg-
ed want of years (a string to harp upon
alone) will be less likely or more likely
to make a noise, than the other ob-
jections, I have adverted to; together
with others that want of room pre-
vents me from mentioning. Now I
have very little doubt that Charles
King
Birth: 1789-03-16 Death: 1867-09-27
may readily be induced to

[left Margin] to the Convention, about what the southern Co’s
ask & require, this same suggestion of W. would go.
indeed I believe it will be tryed
my health is improving.
Remember me affectionately to
Frances,
B.J.S.

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Hon. Wm H Seward
Auburn
New York
Albany Aug 2
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
B.J Seward
August 1834