Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 29, 1837

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 29, 1837
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Distributor:Seward Family Papers Project

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-03-29

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 29, 1837

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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: Auburn, NY

transcription: sss 

revision: crb 2015-10-22

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Florida 29 March 1837
My dear W. H.
Yours of the 16 & 25 Ult [ an ]
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Alternate Text: and
also one to Edwin
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25

has been received. The weather for a long time has been
most cold and unpleasant – my health feeble and of course
I have not been out. Smiths
Unknown
Estate before the Surrigate
remains status quo. I shall endeavor to let it rest till you
come – It is a political expedition. In your two last
you observed you should be home in May. In the
one to Edwin you say you will be hear in April[ . ]
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Reason: 

Now my dear Chd, I have many urgent reasons for
urgeing you to come as soon as your business will
possibly admit. First and important to the family
my business is too much for my strength. I need
suitable assistance. Second I have always grown
convalessent by gentle and easy traveling in good
weather. It is therefore my intention to set out on
a seasons expedition whenever the weather becomes mild
and, I deem it of importance that you arive
before I leave. I have had different views of the plan of
prosecuting my business in future should I live a
short time, these Ideas want time reflection & council[ . ]
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Reason: 

Few person of my declining health has their
affairs nearer and more thoroughly Closed up
Still there are two or three cares that require
Speedy and vigorous attention. This it is well
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known I am not able to give – and this there are always
those that are willing to take advantage of.
These and various reasons constrains me
to say that it will be gratefying to have you get
down as early this spring as possible – and to write
me immediately on the receipt of this and let me
know what time you will be here.
I was much surprised when learned by
your letter to Edwin that Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
had concluded to
leave the Society and assist you in your Business
in Chatauqua, we did not think the whole Lake
would have [ enduced ]
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Alternate Text: induced
him to abandon the Valey
of the Massinissa – But perhaps it is best.
Our Church was burnt down two weeks ago
they are going to rebuild. The [ Methodis ]
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Alternate Text: Methodists
have
also commenced building a meeting house
Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
is as well as usual – we both wish affectionately
to be remembered to you all.
Most Sincerely your father
Saml S Seward
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
SS. Seward
March 29, 1837