Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 19, 1853

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 19, 1853
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1853-07-19

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 19, 1853

action: sent

sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: les 

revision: crb 2019-02-26

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Florida July 19th 1853
My Dear Henry,
I have now completed my plan
for a dwelling house and submitted to a Mr
Parmalee
Birth: 1808
a Carpenter who has built for
Col Wheeler
Unknown
, Augusta Burt
Unknown
, Messrs Wisner
Birth: 1769-04-20 Death: 1855-04-11Certainty: Possible

Wilson
Unknown
and these who all speak in high
terms of him as a Mechanic and well
qualified for the job, His estimate for a
brick building is $5234.38.
I am now ready to commence the job
which I expect to do in a few days as
soon as workers and laborers can be
engaged.
I have written consent from Sarah
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12

Henry
Birth: 1835-01-09 Death: 1926
and Samuel
Birth: 1838-04-16 Death: 1916-02-22
with also allowing
me to draw on their accounts or the
Executors for $1000 each for the purpose
I have taken duplicate one of which I
shall deposit with Mr Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
and retain
the other,
The plan for the house is very much
like the one I first submitted to you
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to you, and is the one approved off by the
children
x Birth: 1844-11-20  Death: 1917-01-31  Birth: 1840-11-08  Death: 1910-11-28  Birth: 1838-04-16  Death: 1916-02-22  Birth: 1835-01-09  Death: 1926  Birth: 1833-06-08  Death: 1891-06-12 
and Mrs. Seward
Birth: 1824-02-11 Death: 1895
, and is therefore
adopted, the whole matter was explained
to them and they left to concur or not as
they felt disposed.
I shall take pleasure to show you more
deffinite of the plan of the building and its
location when you shall again appear a-
mong us.
I hope the Francis
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
continues to gain
in health and strength, my regards to her
Yours Affectionately,
Geo. W. Seward