Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 18, 1838

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 18, 1838
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Distributor:Seward Family Papers Project

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-08-18

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 18, 1838

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: mah 

revision: ekk 2015-11-18

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Dr Henry
Underwood
Unknown
has returned, examined
nearly all the lands we gave him, says
they are calculated for additions to farms
not for farms. We have given him
the pieces in Mina, Clymer & Sherman
& he puts out early in Monday mor’g.
He seems in [ prety ]
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Alternate Text: pretty
good spirits, has been
examining with Lewis
Birth: 1801-08-07 Death: 1879-10-12
all this long eve-
ning, patiently & cheerfully, although he says
he was not quite so well pleased as he
was the trip before.
So you took Augustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08
on, well
His mother
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
was frantic about him.
Marvin
Birth: 1786-05-09 Death: 1856-06-25Certainty: Probable
sent you a letter, ostensibly
to inform you of Pattersons
Birth: 1789-06-04 Death: 1838-08-14
death, really
I doubt not, to show a friendly feeling.
I was glad to see it for he was very
modest about show[ ing ]
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Reason: wax-seal
friendship when I
saw him.
Wrote P.
Birth: 1797-06-02 Death: 1872-04-23
as you requested.
Employed Y.
Unknown
, made a forceful appeal
as I could, set the urgency of the
case before him fully, & save him
at work for a while for dear life
& presently missing him, found him
looking over a game of gammon.
A dozen calls for you today.
Yours as ever
B
Sat. eve’g 10.
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W.H. Seward Esq
Auburn
N.Y.
Westfield N.Y.
Aug 19
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
B.J. Seward
Aug. 19. 1838.