Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, October 18, 1837

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, October 18, 1837
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Date:1837-10-18

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, October 18, 1837

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sender: Alvah Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06  Death: 1856-02-16

location: Canandaigua, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: nds 

revision: ekk 2016-03-07

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Canandaigua Oct 18 1837
Dear Seward
Owing to a press of business and the hurry and vexation of
commencing house keeping I have had no time to myself for the last
fortnight — In reference to the Senatorial Convention I think you were
fortunate in not receiving that nomination I fear that in this district
the influence of public measures have not been sufficiently felt to pro-
duce any radical change in public opinion: in this County but
little can in my judgement be expected from these circumstances: it was
the general wish of every one here that you should be nominated: and
your Auburn friends defeated it — The delegation from your County
c were decidedly friendly to you Hutchison
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, Morgan
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Editorial Note

Probably either Christopher Morgan Jr.
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
or Edwin Barber Morgan
Birth: 1806-05-02 Death: 1881-10-13
& Hurd
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did all
you could ask: Warren
Birth: 1816-01-11 Death: 1878-06-21
& Beach
Birth: 1785 Death: 1839-08-08
acted like fools: Beach however
said to me he was of opinion you should be nominated: and at the
last he made an effort to effect it: Lawrence
Birth: 1790-09-11 Death: 1874-03-21
threw cold water
and seemed to be unfavorable toward your nomination: It has
all turned out well and left you stronger in the district than
before — Mr Spencer
Birth: 1765-12-13 Death: 1848-03-13
would have accepted the nomination: I
believe he would have been gratified with it: but before we left he
spoke decidedly in Your favor. and also expressed himself gener-
ally in the most friendly terms towards you. Mr Spencer would
have received a strong vote, I am aware of facts which I may
not communicate which leads me to this opinion: but jealousies
are not local nor confined to Cayuga they operate here as well
as elsewhere and although more artfully disguised they never-
theless are seen and their effects discovered — I like spencer much
he has been very kind to me and I admire his straight forward
zealous ardent
Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning • Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce • Warm; much engaged; passionate •
manner: right or wrong —
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
has improved a hundred percent since we
began keeping house: we have a convenient comfortable mansion
and are getting along pretty well — saving we are spoonless — this
we hope will be remedied soon and at all events when Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& your
self visit us you will take note to bring spoons or stir your tea
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and coffee with a fork — Tell Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
Lazette is engaged in
scrubbing down a pair of stairs, and has a house with 20 large
windows in it one of which she had made up her mind to
wash every day. and hopes to get a place clear for her
& the boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
.
Truly &c
Warden
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Alvah Worden
Oct 18 1837