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

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, November 6, 1839
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-11-06

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, November 6, 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: keh 

revision: ekk 2016-01-29

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Albany Nov. 6.
My dear J.
On the 15/18 Nov. I have a note to pay here. The failure to hear from you
this far leads me to fear that a remittance
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 •
as desired may have miscarried – or that
the letter requesting it has failed to reach you.
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
has been ill but is better. Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
is better.
The Whigs say they have 600 majority in this city and feel sure of 500 to 600 in the
county. The polls have closed. New York is probably, almost certainly lost.
Except that loss the Whigs are full of confidence in relation to the state. But
it is too late to speculate upon results.
W.H.S.
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Benjamin J Seward Esq.
Westfield
Chautauque Co.
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
November 6, 1839