Letter from Clarence Armstrong Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 12, 1855

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Letter from Clarence Armstrong Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 12, 1855
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1855-03-12

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Letter from Clarence Armstrong Seward to Frances Miller Seward, March 12, 1855

action: sent

sender: Clarence Seward
Birth: 1828-10-07  Death: 1897-07-24

location: New York, NY

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: aca 

revision: fdc 2019-10-03

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New York, March 12, 1855
My dear Auntie,
I have written to Mr. Mc Clallen
Birth: 1791-09-07 Death: 1860-11-16
twice
about his New York creditors. He sent me an in-
ventory of his assets and a letter asking ^me^ to
call on the gentlemen
Unknown
here whom he owed
and try and effect a compromise of his debts
I did so but ascertained at once that his
statement was defective in not stating how
much he could pay, nor how he intended
to secure its payment. The
Unknown
would make no proposition till one had been
made by him. They wish to know how
many cents on the dollar he proposes to
pay and then they can say whether they
will accept. I wrote all this to Mr.
McClellan and asked him to advise
me by return mail what his offer was.
This letter was sent to him a week ago last
Friday or Saturday. I received no reply.
I wrote to him again and to that no reply
has been received. This delay embarasses
me as well as him. I told the creditors
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I would call them together last week. I have
been unable to do so. I cannot give
them as a reason for my failure the neglect
of Mr. McClellan to answer my letters or
they would say if he took no interest in
his own case they would take none.
I am willing to do all I can for
him and I cannot act without the
facts. I have sent the book. Please
Excuse its delay. I have been so much
occupied that I have not time to come
down and get it. The copy I read was
loaned to me.
Carrie
Birth: 1828-05-22 Death: 1906-12-09
and Alice
Birth: 1852-02-26 Death: 1927-04-04
would join me in
love to you and yours if they knew I was
writing.
Ever gratefully yours
Clarence A. Seward
To my auntie Mother
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Clarence March
1855