Letter from Samuel Swayze Seward to William Henry Seward, May 3, 1858

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Letter from Samuel Swayze Seward to William Henry Seward, May 3, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-05-03

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Letter from Samuel Swayze Seward to William Henry Seward, May 3, 1858

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sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1838-04-16  Death: 1916-02-22

location: Florida, US

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: sts 

revision: amc 2020-12-20

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Florida May 3d. 1858
My dear Uncle,
I will not occupy more of your
valuable time than necessary. I am strongly
advised to travel for my health. Dr Jayne
Birth: 1817-02-06 Death: 1897-11-09
does
not think such a course necessary but strongly
advisable, but Rev. Mr. Pierson
Birth: 1825 Death: 1863-05-14
of this place
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nd my Uncle Mr. Starr
Birth: 1812-05-22 Death: 1883-05-22
of New York think it
only course that will save me from a seated
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sumption. As for myself I think I see the neces-
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ty of such a step. Every little journey from
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ome has done me good and my trip to
Washington made me feel like a new man. My
desire is to make a sojourn in some of the cold
dry States of the West such as Minnesota or
Wisconsin, or take a trip to Calafornia or some
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or any where in the southern seas, and I wish
to do this in such a manner as to pay my
own expenses. My object in writing to you is to
ask the benefit of your counsel. If you can offer
me any advice upon this subject you will
oblige
Your Aff Nephew
Samuel S. Seward
P.S. Remember me to Aunt Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
, Fannie
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

and Cousin Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
.
Yours &c
S.S.S.