Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1839

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1839
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-07-28

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, July 28, 1839

action: sent

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

location: Goshen, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: ekk 

revision: ekk 2016-01-28

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Goshen July 28t. 1839
Dear Henry
The arrangements for
the construction of the vault are now
nearly completed – such materials as
could only be had in Newburgh are
ordered there – with lime from Great
Island, bricks from little Island
stone from Mount Cook out and
different mechanics from dif-
ferent places – the work to
be commenced on 15 Augst, and
the reinterment
The act of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial •
to take place 20
or 25 Oct, of which you will
be advised.
I left N.Y. without expectations
of returning, but find that another
visit there is necessary ‑ will
go down as soon as the arrange-
ments alluded to are completed
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and a day or two after, say
the last of the week will be in
Albany.
Mean time Marcia
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
goes to
Dr Canfields
Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
at her own in-
stance, in compliance with a
sense of her own duty: should
you wish in any way to par-
ticipate in the objects of her
visit, you may address you ^me^ to
at New York – care Trust Co
when your wishes shall be ob-
served.
Cousins here are well.
Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
& mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
smart.
Your grateful Brother,
B.J. Seward
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12th
[ W.H. Sew ]
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Supplied

Reason: hole
ard Esq
[ Al ]
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Supplied

Reason: hole
bany
N.Y.
Hand Shiftx

Samuel Blatchford

Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
B.J. Seward
July 28, 1839.