Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, September 10, 1857

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, September 10, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-09-10

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Letter from Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, September 10, 1857

action: sent

sender: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: vxa 

revision: ska 2020-01-31

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Albany, Sept. 10th 1857
My dear Father,
I received your
very kind letter, enclosing the
one for Mr Schoolcraft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
day
before yesterday. But I determined
not to use it unless I should
be compelled to by Ten Eyck
Birth: 1814-03-12 Death: 1879-08-24
’s
commencing suit on his note.
Yesterday finding nothing
was to be had sooner, he
modified his demand and
said he would ^take^ $500 in cash
on the 1st of November, and
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the other $1000 on the 1st of December.
So I have given him my
two notes accordingly. This division
of the amount fortunately, saves
the necessity of using your endorse-
ment.
The $500 note I hope to
be able to meet, without difficulty
out of the ordinary returns of our
business. The $1000 one there is
time enough to think about.
I have also made an arrange-
ment with Parsons
Birth: 1815 Death: 1890-09-28
by which he
gives me up the $600 note of mine
which he held, – and charges the
amount to me on the books of
the concern, to be deducted from
the next dividend.
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So that you are now on
my paper only as follows :-
Note at Commercial Bank for $3200.
Note at Cayuga Co. Bank for $686
Note at Commercial Bank for $500
The two former being payable
in small instalments, I can take
care of, inby a few more renewals.
The $3200 one matures in about ten
days, when I shall ask for
your endorsement on my new note
for $3100, to take it up with.
Affectionately your son
Frederick