Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 28, 1860

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 28, 1860
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1860-03-28

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Miller Seward, March 28, 1860

action: sent

sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: keh 

revision: ekk 2015-07-10

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Auburn March
My dear Mother
Mr Mc Clellan
Birth: 1791 Death: 1860-11-16
came to me
yesterday and requested that I should give him a
discharge & receipt for $2000 from John Severance
Birth: 1817-03-12 Death: 1898-01-19
to
C. A Seward
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
, stating that Mr Severance was here
and ready to give up the note which he holds against
Mr Mc for $2500 (less the $2000 above mentioned) together
with the Article for the house, and all the other collateral
securities now held, or in other words a full release
of all claims now held by him against Mc C. I
should have given up the paper at once but remembered
that you once told me not to give it to Mr Mc
on any account. I therefore made the excuse that
I would write to you ^&^ anscertain where the paper
was. Shall I give it up provided I get for
Mr Mc the full release above mentioned. I can
see no reason for withholding it and Mr Mc would
recive some benefit from the transfer. I talked
with Mr Day
Birth: 1817-02-23 Death: 1878-02-28
who advised me to give him the
paper, but I preferred waiting until I heard
from you as there may be something in the matter
which I do not understand. There would
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be another advantage in Mr Mc Clellans
receiving back the article for his place as
a deed can then be given to Aunt Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
which
will prevent further trouble hereafter provided Mr
Mc should get himself into trouble again[ . ]
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Reason: 

Aunt Clara was very anxious that the transfer
should be made and does not know that I
have the paper in my possession. Mr Severance
went home again this morning[ . ]
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Reason: 
I told him
that I would go out with Mr Mc l and arrange
the business next week if I recd you answer by
that time. Please write me in regard to the
matter.
I am unable to give you the number of bls of
butter as I cannot find the bill. I think I
gave it to you with Uncle Polydore
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
letter and that
you did not return it to me again, the amt of the
bill was $5590 [ . ]
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Reason: 
If you can tell me where to
look for the letter perhaps I may find the bill
with. I will send the receipts for Charlott
Birth: 1830

as soon as I can see Mr Morgan
Birth: 1808-06-04 Death: 1877-04-02
[ . ]
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Reason: 

Your affectionate son
Will
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Mrs Seward
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
William
March 28
1860