Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to William Henry Seward, August 30, 1866

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to William Henry Seward, August 30, 1866
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1866-08-30

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to William Henry Seward, August 30, 1866

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Unknown
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transcription: ahf 

revision: crb 2016-10-31

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Auburn Aug 30/66
My dear Father
I enclose copy of
arrangements for the Presidents Reception
I think that matters are so arranged
that everything will go off satisfactorly and
we shall have a very creditable demonstration
In order to bring these matters about it
has been necessary bring several hostile
interests together. Much jealosy therefore
exists between Mr Hall
Birth: 1801 Death: 1868Certainty: Possible
the Committee of
Arrangements & the Common Council. I mention
these matters in order that Committee ^&Common Council^ may be
regarded by the party as the movers. Mac
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24

will meet you in Albany and explain
more fully. Everything at our house is in
readiness and Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
will give the whole
party breakfast Saturday morning. I enclose
also a copy of the list distributing the party
for the night. For good reasons I thought it
best that Grant
Birth: 1822-04-27 Death: 1885-07-23
& Farragut
Birth: 1801-07-05 Death: 1870-08-14
should be your
guests and trust that you will not think
differently. My reasons are good and I will
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explain them when you arrive but I
pray you will not change the
arrangement (in reference to Grant & Farragut
at least).
Your affectionate son
WH Jr
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Editorial Note

in pencil
In as much as the demonstration to be made
is by all shades of Citizens (composing your
friends) I would suggest that in reply to the
Mayors
Birth: 1814-03-15 Death: 1885-06-09
welcome the President
Birth: 1823 Death: 1887-04-28
make a simple
response not touching political subjects. And
in the evening the call from the Johnson Club
will afford in oportunity for political comments
is desired