Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, May 11, 1837

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, May 11, 1837
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-05-11

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, May 11, 1837

action: sent

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

location: Chautauqua, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: obm 

revision: tap 2017-03-24

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Wrote W.H.S. May 11. 37.
Humphrey
Birth: 1814-03-15 Death: 1885-06-09
takes Vol Mortgages — 12 Bonds
& sheets of statement.
Cash or various Banks 2.024
off Change & Broken Bank bills 119
1.905
Uncounted cash recd today 95
In Jamestown Bank ____________ 704.19
Kibbes
Birth: 1767-03-04 Death: 1841-08-04
note due 3 June _________200
Whites
Birth: 1785-11-20 Death: 1857-04-02
" " 20 " __________ 511.63
M Birdsalls
Birth: 1774-11-28 Death: 1852-01-07
" " July _____________ 200____
3.615.82
less your check _________________ 500
3.115.82
No other cash transaction - except
with Birdsall & Hoskins
Birth: 1799-10-16
$83.
Strange that you did not receive my
letters. I write to Florida
The unhappy & critical situation of
my family
x Birth: 1820-05-18  Death: 1889-05-08  Birth: 1828-10-07  Death: 1897-07-24  Birth: 1794-07-23  Death: 1839-10-28 
requires my attention - I
leave tomorrow morning to give them
relief, I hope this will be agreeable
to you. During absence Bradley
Birth: 1808-01-19 Death: 1890-07-09
will
deposit cash, twice a week - care Rathbone
Birth: 1791-08-02 Death: 1845-05-13
.
My stay 4 weeks. Will look over
Bradleys business on return - & bring up
business & settle state as fast as possible
Am feeling my way into business
Wish very much to see you relating to
matters - hope you will come soon & bring
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

Your Brother B.J.S.
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Wrote W.H.S. Augst 31. - All well - threats on
Ripley
Birth: 1794-12-10 Death: 1870-03-15
. Gates
Unknown
tells Doughaday
Birth: 1799 Death: 1872
so. — Com. closed
business in Mayville - few in - surplus in their hands
- perhaps they wished it to be so — recd $2100 half
Lumberman. — Lee
Birth: 1791-12-23 Death: 1846-07-28Certainty: Possible
paid at the first, Buffaloe
bills. — Patchin
Birth: 1805-05-17 Death: 1892-05-17
complained to his brother
 Death: 1864-07-27
- &
he to the comptroller, also reprimanded Lee & drew
on the commercial, So Patchin was present
at Jamestown — but after all Lee took many of
the Govd drafts. — On my arrival found
Falconers
Birth: 1780-12-22 Death: 1851-10-20
letter, revoking the arrangement - also
that he could not take Michigan - also that
he could not meet his drafts now out — and
he closed by saying it was for W.H.S & the di-
rectors to determine whether any agreement
could be made. — that Tucker
Birth: 1805-10-05 Death: 1874-04-25
had left
$2.325 for bill due now soon - What can
be done, I cannot now at this short notice
determine - but after launching a few more
foreclosures, & perhaps seeing Tucker — on
hearing from W.H.S I will try to come
to some business like determination. Old
articles come in 3 or 4 a day. — Receipts
$1800 - in all nearly $4.000 — Kibbe called
just now with $50 - now sent - I do not
how this note ever comes to escape me — Lee
says he saw such some time since & I
have thought it possible you might recollect
it if you saw it. — a letter from Weed
Birth: 1797-11-15 Death: 1882-11-22

& one from Rathbone
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Unknown
B.J. Seward
to W.H. Seward
May 11. 1837