Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 10, 1841

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 10, 1841
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Date:1841-03-10

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 10, 1841

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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: sss 

revision: crb 2017-07-05

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Florida 10th March 1841
My dear WH
The situation in which the Chataque
Business is left leaves me no rest
I am anxious that you should not
make sacrifices on it – I am fully
sensible that on leaving the Executive
chains your private resorces will
be necessary to the support of your
family – I know well that the poli-
tical opponents of our country would
consider it a vast victory gained
should you resign I therefore
most earnestly request you not to
such a measure in Albany
it will make your enemies more
violent – It seems to me you have
but one course to pursue. Select
the most capable and honest
man you can get put him into
the land office with directions to move
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slow and sure - Remain in Albany
until the close of the session and then
meet your agent at Westfield and give such
information as will enable him to go on correct-
ly with the business of your absence and
return to your official duties – Setting out with
a full determination to close this weighty nonsense
immediately – compelling short settlements and
plain statement will finally leave you possessed
of a handsome fortune equal to all your
trouble and anxiety on the subject –
I pray you to inform me at your earliest
convenience what the result of your deliberations
are as my mind is much agitated on the
event
The wishes of the Electors of this
this county will be best affected by taking no
other steps but building two Jails in the County
the coming year and leaving the remainder for
a future adjustment
The promotion of Judge Andrews
Unknown
to first Judge
will also be more satisfactory – If other wishes can be
gratified – The arangement to eventually make
will never be pleasing to our people
he has not the talk for that station although he
may be a first rate Lawyer
Page 3

The Kees of our vault were done up written on
and laid on our central Table with your
Papers wax pins &c, they are missing and
we concluded they may inadvertently
have got into your traveling bag – If so
you will find them when you are
home
Julia Ann
Birth: 1811 Death: 1847-07-24
continues to have fever
and severe cough – We fear she will not
soon recover – How your dear Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
will
get along without her assistance we know
not, Our house is a continued thoroughfare
and she needs the best of help – She is [much]
fatigued since you left –
Yours most truly and
affectionately
Saml S. Seward
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Florida
March 12
William Henry Seward
Gov of the State New York
Albany
Unknown
Saml S. Seward
March 10. 1841