Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 15, 1849

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 15, 1849
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1849-03-15

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 15, 1849

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

location: Florida, US

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: crb 

revision: lmd 2018-11-01

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Editorial Note

Written by Caroline Cornelia Canfield Beattie for Samuel Sweezey Seward.
Florida March 15. 1849.
My Dear Uncle
Grand Pa requests me
to write you and say after all the
vicissitudes of fortune many are
called to their long homes that through
weakness debility paryletic affections
that few if any have ever been called
to endure. He still lives to endure
the loss and privation of a dear
companion
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
Pious and good children
x Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24  Birth: 1805-10-29  Death: 1839-01-04 

are gone and he is left a solitary
being to mourn their loss and take
consolation in the wisdom of his son
William Henry. When Gen Wilkin
Birth: 1762 Death: 1845

brought the news of your nomination
to the executive office of in New York
he trembled for fear of youth and
inexperience you would be imposed
upon but riper years have lavished
all these apprehensions and it is
a cause of great pride and exultation
to your devoted father that you
are so honorably placed in one of the
highest offices of the state. by many said to
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be more honorable than that of the
President The Inauguration has passed by
and the country rings with valuable
duties of so great a man as President
Taylor
Birth: 1784-11-24 Death: 1850-07-09
. I received
from you a Ticket of the Inauguration
Ball for which Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12
Mary
Birth: 1828 Death: 1905
and
myself express great gratitude
for which we express our gratitude.
Mr. Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
has nearly closed up Grand
Pa’s temporal concerns. He has been
indefatigueable untiring in his industry
Prudence and care of it for which
I ^sincerely^ hope the most ^distant^ relic of ^the^ family will
be wiling ^to^ remunerate him for his
industry We are now in a situation
where it is necessary to correspond with
you as frequently as possible. When
Congress breaks up will you be able to pay
us a visit on your return homeward and when
will it break up. I am weak
and helpless and the hour of my
departure is daily expected. Will you
be kind enough
Your affectionate
Niece
Caroline C. Canfield
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Caroline C Canfield
March 15 1849

[right Margin] Draft of
Samuel S Sewards
Lettre to
Wm. H Seward, March 15, 1849
Speaking query attribured to him
in Caroline’s handwriting