Letter from Augustus Seward to William Henry Seward, October 4, 1841

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Letter from Augustus Seward to William Henry Seward, October 4, 1841
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1841-10-04

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Letter from Augustus Seward to William Henry Seward, October 4, 1841

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sender: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1820-05-18  Death: 1889-05-08

location: Westfield, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: ekk 

revision: ekk 2016-02-04

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Westfield 4 Oct. 1841.
My dear Uncle,
I arrived here on Saturday evening last, and
am making my arrangements to leave again for the East on
to-day week. you are aware that I take with me the
sacred relics of a departed Mother
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
. Shall I see you
as I pass thro’ Albany?
When you were here I had not determined
whether or not to relinquish my studies, but I am now
inclined to believe it best to return to College. For the
last three years I have been living in New York at the rate
of some eight hundred dollars. to-day I shall write to my
Grand Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
telling him I want $500. of him. When
here you remarked that if the funds could not be obtained
of him, they perhaps might elsewhere. can they still be had?
I must see you in Albany, & hope to be there
in some 8 or 9 days after leaving here, but it is impossible
to determine the exact time it takes a line-boat to make
its trip from Buffalo.
With love to Aunt Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& all
I remain still
Very Respectfully
Your affectionate nephew
Augustus S.
Uncle W. H. S.
(letter of the 20’ ult’ recd)
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His Excellency W.H. Seward
Gov State New York
Albany
WESTFIELD N.Y. OCT 4
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Samuel Blatchford

Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
Augustus Seward
Oct 4 1841