Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, June 9, 1856

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, June 9, 1856
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-06-09

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, June 9, 1856

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: rag 

revision: fdc 2020-01-29

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Florida June 9th 1856
My Dear Henry
After you had consented to our
proposed western trip and had left us yesterday
there were some matters that I wished to
speak with you about and went down to the
house for that purpose but you had left, perhaps
it is as well, I have had time for reflection
and I hope you will take sufficient to answer
I intend to make this trip as ecomical as
I can but useful, profitable and pleasant
the time which I propose to be absent from
Florida will leave me time at the several
points we shall stop at, this time I propose
besides in other ways to speak and act as a
Republican and a friend of yours,
May I not ^then^ as this program is made
in all sincirety, invite your confidence and
direction how it may be done,
I have some friends and acquaintances
scattered through the west, perhaps of influence
enough to command respect and if there
are friends to whom you feel willing to give
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me letters of introduction at any point from
Owego to St Paul I shall be thankful to receive
them at Auburn, we wish to get [ of ]
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Alternate Text: off
in a
week or ten days and intend to go to New York
Albany, Ballston, Auburn, Owego, Trumansburgh,
into Allegany Co, Battle creek, Kendall Co Ill
and of course more or less through Wisconsin
as we have relatives scattered in every part
I have thought for various reasons
the proposed manner of spending the season
would be the best and I trust you will ex-
tend your countenance as requested
I also propose that you shall hear from
me at several points if you think my
letters shall be worthy of notice
Having an opportunity to send this letter
to Goshen this afternoon I must close
Mr Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
has not yet been out
Yours Affectionately
Geo. W. Seward
P.S. He has just come,
I have stipulated to discontinue
the suit and so has Sara
Birth: 1833-06-08 Death: 1891-06-12Certainty: Possible

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Geo W. Seward
June 9/56