Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1839

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1839
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Date:1839-03-06

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1839

action: sent

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

location: New York, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: ekk 

revision: crb 2016-02-09

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Astor House Wednesday ev’g,
11 OClock
Dear Henry
Obtaining the earliest appointment
from Mr Duer
Birth: 1782-10-07 Death: 1858-08-08
, possible, for a sitting over my
papers, Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
and I waited upon
him this morning at 9. – but effected nothing
except to postpone our meeting till tomorrow
evening at 8.
Mr D. says you will get by this nights
mail, the result of the diliberations of the
Erie R R. meeting, held this afternoon.
Poor man! his errand to Phil failed
of the accomplishment of his object. Mr
Biddle
Birth: 1819-04-30 Death: 1873-09-28
declines aiding in any way by
the better character of his own institution
to lend a helping hand to lift up the
stock of the T. Co in London. I cannot
learn, distinctly, how much amount of Bonds
the T. Co has out – and yet I have the
impression that I some where heard that
it is six millions. Stocks are very flat
here. Duers has fallen from 116 to 103 and
tomorrow will likely drop below par. An
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agent is here to sound – not to offer, unless
prospects favour, Missouri state stock
bearing six per cent interest payable here
- which cannot be sold at par. Mr
Biddle has, in the hands of Mr. Jordan
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Seventeen millions of various state stocks
which if he cannot sell, he must wait
& receive the dividends upon, himself.
The war spirit shown off by the members
of congress, is death for 30 days to the
hopes of selling Am stocks, as is supposed
abroad – although immense pains are
taking to explain the matter & prevent
injurous impressions in England by
letter writers & friends here
I had hoped to get off for Albany
tomorrow afternoon. I am exceedingly anx-
ious to reach home without delay. My
private affairs, as well as possibly the
office affairs, are suffering – although I
ought to be exceedingly thankful to you
for new friendships here – as well as older
ones of my own, which contribute to beguile
me of my homesickness at least a part
of the time.
Your grateful brother
B.
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Mr Biddle, it is thought was called to
Washington to negotiate on a way that
Mr Rives
Unknown
could not make visible by res-
olution, & appearances, it is said, show
that he is to in some way to aid the
government. The Bank is drawing in
& the money market, every one is re-
marking is very tight. It was Mr
Biddles impression, Mr Duer, says, that
Webster
Birth: 1782-01-18 Death: 1852-10-24
would be sent to England
& brokers say, it would be ama-
zingly convenient just now to
Mr Webster to get eighteen thou-
sand dollars. Letters to day,
I know not whose, say that Mr
Calhoun
Birth: 1782-03-18 Death: 1850-03-31
is the more probable can-
didate.
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W.H. Seward Esq
Albany
Single.
NEW YORK
MAR 7
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B.J. Seward
March 6. 1839