Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, September 20, 1837

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, September 20, 1837
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1837-09-20

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, September 20, 1837

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

location: Philadelphia, PA

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

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: dxt 2015-11-05

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Philadelphia Sept. 20.
My dear Jennings,
On my return last evening I found your two
letters, the one from Warren, and the other from the Office.
I think you have done the best in your power in the trouble
with the Lumbermen's Bank. I have good hope that the
security we have will enable us to realize the amount.
I have entire confidence in your discreet management of
the affairs and therefore will not assume at this distance
to suggest anything as to the business of the office.
I have today had a long conversation with the Prest.
Birth: 1786-01-08 Death: 1844-02-27

of the US. Bank, and at his request have reduced my
proposition to writing. Tomorrow or the next day the
favorable answer of that institution will be received.
I shall then proceed to New York where the details
of this huge operation will be settled as far as they
can be until the necessary papers can be procured
from the Land Offices. I pray you let Mr Bradley
Birth: 1808-01-19 Death: 1890-07-09

make an account current (under your own super-
vision) of all the remittances and credits between us
and the Land Office at Batavia and send it to me
at Auburn – and also to write to me whether you
have need of me at Westfield for any particular
purpose. I would fain
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fain

Glad; pleased; rejoiced; often used to describe pleasure to do something out of a kind of necessity • to wish or desire •
rest awhile at Auburn
after I get through my operations at New York.
I do not expect to reach Auburn before the early
part of week after next. You will always be assured
that Marcias
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
health is a subject of solicitude with me
and gratify me by writing as particularly on that head as you can.

[left Margin] My purpose is to go to Batavia to settle accounts there
soon after my return to Auburn[ . ]
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Benjamin H. Seward Esq.
Land Office.
Westfield.
Chautauqua Co.
PHILADA P.A.
SEP 21
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
September 20. 1837