Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, October 2, 1838

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, October 2, 1838
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-10-02

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, October 2, 1838

action: sent

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

location: Buffalo, NY

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

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: ekk 2015-11-05

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Buffalo October 2d. 1838. Monday.
My dear Jen
I arrived here at sunset last evening without any incident worthy of
record except that I met our friends in Evans the town adjoining Chautauqua
and found them both the right spirit but the kindest feeling personally.
At Fredonia I met the Batavia paper and here the Argus of Satur-
day in both of which full space is assigned to elaborate political
attacks in relation to the matters in your county. You will see
the latter and perhaps both in the Mayville Sentinel. I send you
the Buffalo Journal in which there is by some stranger a big notice
and probably a sufficient reply. I advise that you see Messrs Hazle-
tine
Birth: 1793-06-10 Death: 1879-12-20
and Plumb
Birth: 1802-06-09 Death: 1877-08-31
and consult with them about the right course. It
remains my convic dition that for all this that the best mode of
noticing all this is Editorial so as not to imply responsibility
assur med or information given by you or me. And let it appear
in all our papers simultaneously. Your brief is excellent—only be
careful not to claim anything on the ground of [ sacifice ]
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Alternate Text: sacrifice
on our
side while you she ow the falsehood of the allegations about gain out
of the settlers. Again let it be put upon the ground of political
persecution as it is.
I leave to night—shall stop over one stage at Batavia and
then go on to Auburn.
Keep cool and yield to no alarm. This mode of attack
will react upon the inventors.
You will hear from me as soon as I arrive at Auburn.
Erie county in looking very well. Our friends here complete their
poll lists and swe will their majority to 3000.
The testimony in Ratthbun
Birth: 1803 Death: 1870-01-05
's case is said to be conclusive but
owing to the selection of the Jury there is a prevailing belief that
they will not agree.
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Benjamin J. Seward Esq
Westfield
Chautauqua Co.
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
October 2. 1838