Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, August 16, 1839

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Date:1839-08-16

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, August 16, 1839

action: sent

sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: ekk 2016-01-28

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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Copy.
Unknown
Article of agreement made this Sixth day of December one
thousand eighty hundred and thirty four Between Samuel S. Seward
of the first part and William B Winans
Birth: 1790-12-13 Death: 1871-01-15
of the second part
Witnesseth that the said first part for the consideration of
forty Dollars per Acre & the following stipulations herein - after
stated doth agree to bargain & Sell to said second part all
those lands & premises situated at SummerVille in the Town
of Goshen known as the Winans farm and other detached
pieces of land, viz; Beginning at the intersection of the
Road leading from Florida to Chester & the Road from
Summerville to Goshen runs through along said road till
it strikes the line of George Wood
Birth: 1805-10-07 Death: 1844-02-05Certainty: Possible
's land thence along
the same until it strikes the Road from Florida to Summer-
-Ville down said Road until it strikes the land leading
to the eighty acre by meadow lot, thence down the line
of the said Winans to the Outlet ditch thence up the
same to the lands of John R. Wood
Birth: 1804-03-13
thence along the
same to said lane thence ^up^ the same to said highway.
Thence down the Road to William B. Winans house lot
thence along the Road leading to Thompson
Unknown
's Mill to the
line of the land of Daniel Jessup
Birth: 1795-07-01 Death: 1876-07-03
thence along his line
Easterly to the SouthEast corner of said Winans farm
thence Northerly along the Black Meadow farm as the line
runs until it strikes the Jenning’s
Birth: 1800-12-10 Death: 1865-06-27Certainty: Probable
farm from thence
Westerly as the line of the Old Jennings farm runs to the
highway at the place of Beginning. Also as many
Acres of the Foxhill lot at the South East corner of
said Winans farm as will make one hundred & thirty
Acres in said farm intended to be conveyed, if the Winans
farm should on survey fall short. Said first part
agrees that second part shall have the privilege
of turning the Brook at the lower end of the lot back
of the Winans Barn and East of the White Oak Tree
round the hill until it strikes the line of the farm
Winans farm and to have the privilege of Watering
his Meadow with it after it leaves the Jenning’s farm
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and comes to the Winans farm. Thence down said line
until it strikes the Outlet Ditch. Said first part agrees
to give second part possession of said premises the first
day of April next, and to give second part a good Warrantee
Deed on his paying first part One thousand Dollars of the
purchase money & securing the remainder of said purchase
money and Interest by a Bond & Mortgage from himself
& Wife on his real property First part reserving the
privilege of Abner Woods
Birth: 1782-03-21 Death: 1839-10-13
taking off the winter crop
now growing on the ground. Said second part agrees
to pay to said first part or secure satisfactory to be
paid to first part, four hundred Dollars at the time
of said possession being given, and to pay the further
sum of four hundred Dollars Interest &c on the first
day of April One Thousand Eight hundred & Thirty six, &
it is further agreed that the Interest & One hundred
Dollars principal shall be paid the first day of December
Eighteen hundred & thirty six, and that the annual Interest
together with two hundred dollars principal shall be paid
on the first day of December thereafter until the Deed
is given so the whole is paid in each & every year thereafter.
Second part further agrees that he will not cut the
Young Timber on said Farm to waste & will keep
said farm in a good neat farmerlike manner until
the Deed is given. First part agrees to give second
part forty Dollars on the payment of the first four
hundred Dollars the first day of April next to be
laid out in Rails & put on said farm.
First part agrees that if it should so happen that his
Executors & Administrators should be Authorized & required
to execute the Deed on the payment of the Thousand Dollars
upon the same principle that first part would have done.
For the full & faithful performance of the above
Article of Agreement the parties do hereby bind
themselves their Heirs Executors & Administrators in
the penal sum of One thousand Dollars. In
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Witness Whereof the parties have here unto set their
hands and seals the day above written.
Witnesses- G. W. Houston
Unknown
S. S. S (Sealed)
J. Van Bounty
Unknown
W. B. W. (Sealed)
Rec'd 8 April 1835 of William B. Winans Satisfactory Security
for four hundred Dollars agreeable to the within Article.
(Copy S. S. S.)
Recd 14 April 1835 of Samuel S. Seward forty Dollars to purchase
Cedar Rails to be put on the Wynans Farm agreeable to the
within Article. (Copy.) W. B. W
Rec'd as of the 1 April 1836 of William B. Winans Seven hundred
& seventy dollars ninety one cents for first payments. (Copy). S. S. S.
Rec'd Nov 30 1836 of William B. Wynans Three hundred six
dollars & seventy two cents for payments & Interest due
1 December 1836. (Copy.) S. S. S.
Rec'd also the 30 November 1836 of William B. Winans
a balance of Interest due on the above payments of f [hole]
dollars & fifty eight cents. (Copy.) S. S. S.
Rec'd as of the 1 Dec 1836 of William B. Wynans Seventeen
dollars thirty one cents being a balance ^of Interest^ due on the above
payment of 1836. (copy) S.S.S.
Rec'd as of 1 Dec’ 1837 of William B. Wynans three
hundred thirty five dollars & ninety one cents Interest to 1 Dec' '37. (Copy) S. S. S.
Rec'd as of 1 Dec’ 1837 of William B. Wynans one hundred
forty eight dollars eighty one cents in part of principal
due that year. (Copy.) S. S. S.
Unknown
My dear William Henry, Above you have a copy of W. B. Wynans
Article & Endorsements to this date, which will leave a balance
of principal & Interest due 1 Dec' 1839 of $1135. 19/100. This is running
too far behind altogether & there is little prospect of his paying any
thing this fall. My object in troubling you is to obtain is to obtain
your opinion as to what course is to be taken agreeably to the Article.
Is he liable to Ejectment? (which is the shortest course) or for what
amount must he be prosecuted to bring the business square say 1 Dec’
next? Will you please answer this as soon as convenient that I
may know how to shape the settlement with him.

[left Margin] $306.72
4.58
17.31
$328.61/100

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Your dear Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
& myself fondly anticipated the great pleasure
of visiting you at Albany this summer but ill health has
prevented. My dissolution seems fast approaching, the ulcers
in my side are very painful, am scarcely able to bear my weight
at best Ma has had a very ill turn but is better. When
will our dear Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
return to Albany? We are anxious to
see you both. Start some Friday evening come down & stay even
a short time with us.
I am still encumbered with many communications to you
which indisposition forbids my attempting to fulfill. Gustus
Birth: 1820-05-18 Death: 1889-05-08

is present with us & adds much to our comfort. Give
our respects to Frances & all friends.
Truly & affectionately yours
S. S. S.
Florida 16 August 1839.
Mrs W.H. Seward,
Governor State of New York.
Auburn
Albany

Augt 19 th
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S. S. Seward
August 16. 1839