Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, November 13, 1839

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, November 13, 1839
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Date:1839-11-13

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, November 13, 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: Albany, NY

transcription: keh 

revision: ekk 2016-01-29

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Florida 13th Nov 1839
My dear William Henry
Our family Vault 16 by 24
feet and 9 feet high of the best materials and I presum as
Well built as any in the State was completed this afternoon
and the workman discharged. Edwin Washington
Unknown
& two men
started this morning with a letter to Mr Margarum
Birth: 1793-06-03 Death: 1852-01-03
on the
old farm for the purpose of disintering the remains of our
departed relations at Vernon. Mr Margarum made no ob-
jection to the removal but would prefer their remaining
as it aded respictability to his farm. He had kept the
burying plot in fine repaire much to his credit.
They returned this evening with the bones and
other remains of five persons viz, Father Seward
Birth: 1730-05-22 Death: 1797-12-29

brother Israel
Birth: 1773-06-18 Death: 1798-01-18
two of the Col. children
xCol. children
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Unknown

Unknown
and one
Unknown
of Fannys
Unknown

in a large Mahogany coffi[ n re ]
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Supplied

Reason: wax-seal
paired for the purpose
and have just intered them as the first incumbents of
the house of all living[ . ]
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Reason: 
It was a solemn occasion.
Now it remains to remove the remains of a Mother
Birth: 1733-04-03 Death: 1816-02-29Certainty: Probable

father in law
Birth: 1739-11-24 Death: 1800-11
Mother in law
Birth: 1742-06-02 Death: 1831-10-21
two daughters
x Birth: 1805-10-29  Death: 1839-01-04 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1795  Death: 1797 Certainty: Probable
several
Grand children
x Birth: 1830-04  Death: 1835-11-22 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1827-02-07  Death: 1827 Certainty: Probable Birth: 1821  Death: 1825-04-08 Certainty: Probable
T. Swezy Esq
Birth: 1789-06-17 Death: 1818-05-19
&c. On this Solemn and
interesting occasion it would be most grattefying to
have you Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and the children
x Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29  Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
present. I
have Written to Jennings
Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
but have as yet receivd no
answer. Am very anxious to know whether he will
be down or not. The season is advancing. The
Weather is now pleasant we have friends in New
Jersey
who wish to attend the interment
The act of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial •
but all is at
a stand untill a difenite time is fixed on by you
and Jennings. Will you dispose of this suspence by
confering with your afflicted brother and letting
us know as soon as possible the result
Affectionately Yours
Saml S Seward
W H Seward
I Congratulate the friends of the Union
on the success of another conflict
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William H. Seward
Gov of the State of New York
Albany
florida
Nov 13
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Saml. S. Seward
Nov 13, 1839