Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, October 16, 1834

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, October 16, 1834
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Date:1834-10-16

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, October 16, 1834

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: Albany, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: ekk 2016-03-07

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Florida Oct 16th 1834
My Dear Brother
I have delayed writing until
this time for the reasons that I might give
you some [ sings ]
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Alternate Text: signs
of the times from Warwick.
Since I returned home I have made pos-
itivley something of a business and have endeav-
oured to study a little into affairs.
There are many of the most influential
and intelligent men in this town warmly en-
gaged in the election, Esq Jeffery Weizner
Birth: 1769-04-20 Death: 1855-04-11
has
made it his business and says he will do all
that he can, Esq Welling
Birth: 1789 Death: 1855
is devoting his ener-
gies, scouring the mountain picking up all
the voters and making arrangements for bring-
ing them to the polls, and no man can do more
Major Wheeler
Birth: 1783 Death: 1852-09-11
is busy. Our friends think
that with care and due activity ^s^ that and that
they seem determined Shall be brought to the
conflict, that we shall carry the town by 100
majority,I have not so much faith. I fear
the testings of the Regincy strong efforts are making
to continue the reign of spirits Jones
Birth: 1788-02-17 Death: 1866-07-20Certainty: Possible
. Curtice
Birth: 1787-07-22 Death: 1867-12-23

Dick Jennings
Birth: 1818-05-22 Death: 1899-12-18
, Dusenberry
Unknown
are deeply engaged and to
me it is a source of unceasing consolation that
amidst all the defects which we experience and
the misrule of this corrupt and corrupting
administration not of the Constitution and laws
but of party interest, I am among the intelligent
and worthy rendering my feeble effort in this aid—

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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Geo W. Seward
Oct 16th 1834

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George Seward

Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
The Whigs held a meeting in Warwick last evening
James Brent
Unknown
President James Wheeler Vice P-
G C Winfield
Birth: 1789-06-15
and George W. Houston
 Death: 1884-06-08
Secretary prob-
ably a larger meeting was never held in the town of the
County of the kind. Samuel J Wilkin
Birth: 1793-12-17 Death: 1866-03-11
was present and
delivered an address, which was a plain simple, but
pointed and true exposition of the present state of af-
fairs of the county and was listened to wh with
much satisfaction and pleasure by all present
People are enquiring of me about the eighth
District, I have said that possibly there would be
a diminution of the majorities, But that our friends
and the Delegates from that region apeased us that
the majority would be greater than in 32, I yet
fear the result —
Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
has been for several days quite under
The weather, cought much, had a pain in his side
which is better and I think on the whole better. Mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11

has been also rather unwell but is now doing
better. Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
was in New York some days
had quite a scale was taken sick, returned home
and is now engaged superintending
To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee with the power of direction; to take care of with authority •
Father buil-
ding affairs &c at Round Hill – poor fellow I wish
he would settle down and become more satisfied
through I am led to doubt it much.
I have frequently [ though ]
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Alternate Text: thought
that he might be induced
to quit Orange Co. and go to some parts of the West
He might being thrown on his own resources, go ahead
Sarah Liddel
Unknown
was married on Tuesday evening last
Whenever you have a leisure moment which you cannot
employ to a better purpose I should be glad to hear
from you. My Love to Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and the Boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
.
Yours affectionately GWS