Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, April 29, 1839

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, April 29, 1839
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-04-29

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, April 29, 1839

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: Albany, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: crb 2016-02-10

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Chautauqua Land Office
Westfield Apl. 29. 1839
Dear H.-
Yours of the 24th with Power of A.
from Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
& assignment, to Plumb
Birth: 1802-06-09 Death: 1877-08-31

is to hand. - These papers will afford
reliefflect to the minds of many settlers &
save me from further embarrassment, growing
out of delay.
Our long mortgage
The charging of property by a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt, on the condition that it shall be returned on the payment of the debt within a certain period • Convey property to a creditor as security on a loan •
advertisements
and occasional suits upon articles are
doing a good work for us- the whole
affect of which is not however, entirely to
be determined upon - some points in re
lation to articles must be left till you
come.
Poor Underwood
Birth: 1791-12-22 Death: 1846-06-23
is half killed to
find his drafts dishonored. They are
now settled - and a soothing letter sent
him. Perhaps I was over cautious &
brought mortification to your mind as I
did harm to his. You must both
excuse me - it seemed right to me at
the time.
I thought I had adjusted my
dwelling, & rent business for a year
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but it turned out otherwise. I think
now, that I shall make a little pur-
chase - requiring funds to amount of
eighteen or twenty hundred dollars -
and if I do will take the title in the
name of the Trustees.
What with suits & settlements and
changes here, I fear that my moves
may not always be the most judicious.
I wish you could occasionally look
in upon our operations & give a word
of advice. Indeed I wish very much
to learn as soon as you can see
your way clear, what the course
of business is to be for the summer.
Pray inform me as soon as you can.
You have credit for Portages.
Yours as ever
BJ Seward
For a week past we have received about $300
per day - most of it interests.
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W.H. Seward Esq
Albany
N.Y.
WESTFIELD
N.Y.
APR 30
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B.J. Seward
April 29. 1838