Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, June 23, 1837

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, June 23, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-06-23

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, June 23, 1837

action: sent

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

location: Westfield, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: ahf 

revision: crb 2015-11-02

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Westfield June 23. 1837
My dear Henry
Your letter of the 19th came
to hand an hour since, but the
time has been engrossed
To make thick • To make larger; to increase in bulk • To take the whole • To purchase with a view to sell again • To copy in a large hand; to write a fair, correct copy • To take or assume in undue quantities or degrees •
by a visit
from James Jackson and Lady
Birth: 1812-02-26 Death: 1890-01-15
, & I
now fear that the hour is so late
that my letter ^answer^ will be in danger of
failing to go in the mornings mail.
I can rejoice with you upon
the occasion of your return to your
home & family. Few have had occa-
sion to know the joy of a "welcome home"
after a painful absence, more frequently
than I have. It is pleasing also
to learn that the visit in Auburn
has been in the main impervious to
Fathers
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
^health^ and that sister Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
con-
tinues to mend. We have been
looking with all the eyes we have
all over the house, for their arrival
and shall continue to look. Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28

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had a dream upon the subject last
night, so that Mrs Thompson
Birth: 1797 Death: 1871-05-06
& I
consider the time of your arrival
fixed, and I our minds are quite at
rest, the dream settles that.
The charming little sentences
you give me in regard to the
success of your visit East, relieves
me from anxiety, as indeed former
communications to the same effect
have heretofore done, but I shall
remain solicitous, teill I have
opportunity to learn the "hour"
when we meet.
I can only add a word
in relation to the affairs of the
office, although I have hours of
talking, on my mind. You will
find, there is much need of a
visit from you. The Few custom-
ers are calling, a few hun-
dreds of dollars per week isall we recieve, the delayed
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business of the office is claiming
our attention. I have sent
Evans
Birth: 1788-03-19 Death: 1850-05-17
a draught of $4,630[ . ]
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Reason: 

Gates
Unknown
has left us. Smith
 Death: 1850-08-12

has decided that he will go
home on a visit early in
July.
Excuse my brevity.
Your grateful brothe[ r ]
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Reason: wax-seal

B. J. Seward
Our very warmest Kindest
love to all.
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W. H. Seward Esq
Auburn
N.Y.
Single.
Westfield NY
Jun 24
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Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
B. J. Seward
June 23. 1837