Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, May 30, 1837

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, May 30, 1837
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Distributor:Seward Family Papers Project

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-05-30

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, May 30, 1837

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: crb 2015-10-23

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Auburn May 30.
My dear Jennings,
After 12 days laborious occupation with our
whole board at Florida in making a division of the bonds
mortgages and schedules, we found our acres would not
move (your book being the standard) by about 300, nor our
dollars by about $3000. The patience of the whole party
being exhausted & it being certain it would take two or
three weeks more we adjourned. I brought all the
papers here, the rest to meet here when I have corrected
and completed all the papers, so we go. The next hitch
carries us through. Write here until you hear further from
me. All is very well. Perhaps I may run up to West-
field before I go to New York. Plea ^ray^ tell me whether
you can safely leave the office and come with Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28

to make us a brief visit, bringing such papers as I
shall want at the end here. If so I will write you
instead of going there.
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& the family send affectionate greetings
Your faithful
WH
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Benjamin J. Seward Esq.
Westfield
Chautauqua Co.
AUBURN N.Y.
MAY 31
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
May 30, 1837