Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, May 8, 1839

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, May 8, 1839
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-05-08

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, May 8, 1839

action: sent

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

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: crb 2016-02-10

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Albany May 8th. 1839.
My dear Jennings.
Your letter of the 2d instant has been received. I have
delivered the list of taxes to the Comptroller who will cause you to
be furnished a statement of all the taxes and interest. He will
advise you of the amount, and you will please remit
To relax as intensity; to make less tense or violent • To forgive; to surrender the right of punishing a crime • To pardon, as a fault or crime • To give up; to resign • To send back • To transmit money, bills, or other things in payment for goods • To restore • To slacken • To abate in violence for a time •
to him.
The taxes are to be charged to the Holland Co. and you will
when paid report the amount to Mr Van derKemp
Birth: 1783-04-22 Death: 1855-12-04
Philadelphia
This applies to all taxes prior to the article of sale in 1835. I
think this is so but a reference to the contract will show.
However we will settle that matter when I see you.
Well, we are adjourned and all is well. I devote myself
now to bring my business into shape and then proceed to the
great business of the summer.
I go to New York this evening to attend the Bible society tomorrow
return on Friday evening, and as I trust to follow up business
pretty rapidly after my return I will report progress next
week. I cannot now say how soon I can go Westward
but doubtless earlier than any day I should now venture
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to assign.
Love to Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
and Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
Francis
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
health is about
as when you were with us.
Yours affectionatley,
William H Seward
Benjamin J. Seward Esq.
Mr Morris Robinson
Birth: 1784-09-02 Death: 1849-05-05
has executed his
power of Attorney.
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Benjamin J. Seward Esq
Westfield
Chautauque Co:
ALBANY
N.Y.
MAY 8
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May. 8. 1839