Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, May 29, 1858

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Date:1858-05-29

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, May 29, 1858

action: sent

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

location: Florida, US

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: sts 

revision: amc 2020-12-22

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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
G.W. Seward
May 28, 1859
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George Seward

Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
Florida N.Y. May 29 th 1858
My dear Henry
There seems to exist
some stupidity that I should see
you on matters here, at the hazard
of incurring displeasure I yet
plainly and distinctly say I am
not pleased or satisfied with
the course Mr Grier
Birth: 1802-09-27 Death: 1878-12-20
pursues &
he now seems to think that
you will not come to the Orange Co,
or if you do, you will not stay
but a day or two, thus contra-
dicting his own statement
that you were coming and the
whole matter was to undergo
a revision –
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It may yet be sure that I am
desirous to do my duty in all
this matter, I do not know
that it is my duty or you
wish it or even that any thing
can be done in Washington
while you are there, I have sup-
posed not,
It may not be improper for me
to say to you that I feel
that my Sun is on the de-
cline, I am admonished to
prepare for another world and
that I desire to feel and act
in reference to that end and this
may be the motive of my
letter,
Will you have the Kindness
to indicate to me your own wish
or design, Do you come to Florida
or shall I see you in Washington
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or elsewhere,
I expected Congress was to
adjourn on the 7 th of June
from what I see in the papers
I suppose it will not untill the
21 st, I have written the first
opportunity after learning this
fact,
I had the pleasure of taking
dinner with Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
in New York
and a walk on the Battery and
Park with Fannie
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

I met Mr
Birth: 1808-02-07 Death: 1868-09-09
& Mrs Wharton
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
there
and much to my regret since
I did not understand they
were Anna’s
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
Parents untill a
few moments before they left
I understood the name to be
Horton and I was trying to study
out which Horton could be on so
very intimate terms, to this
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fact I attribute to the dullness
of my comprehension
Will say thanks for the
Rail Road Explorations
I remain Affectionately
your Brother
Geo. W. Seward