Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 30, 1870

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Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 30, 1870
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1870-08-30

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Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., August 30, 1870

action: sent

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

location: San Francisco, CA

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: pxc 

revision: tap 2018-03-30

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Editorial Note

This letter was written by Olive Risley Seward for William Henry Seward
San Francisco
August 30. 1870
Gen Wm H Seward Jr
My Dear Son
I drew on you on
my way to this place checks
payable in currency as follows
No 2.Augt 15. in Sum of John B. Drake
Birth: 1826-01-17 Death: 1895-11-12
$66
" 3 " 17 " " " ( Omaha ) 400.
" 4 " 22 " " " ( Salt L. City ) 150.
$616
I draw on you today
payable in gold in Sum of W.S. Ralston
Birth: 1826-01-12 Death: 1875-08-27

Cashier for $1000.
The arrangements for our passage
are made and we expect to
sail on Thursday next at
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1200. – The ship is said
to be a fine one, spacious
and strong. Our party re-
mains as originally constituted
Mr Risley
Birth: 1814 Death: 1893
returns home
soon after our Departure
The people of San Francisco
have been very kind and
at my solicitation have
waived every form of osten-
tatious demonstration.
I am somewhat stronger
than when I left home
Letters hereafter should be
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addressed through the
Department of State to the
Care of Geo F. Seward
Birth: 1840-11-08 Death: 1910-11-28
by
U. S. Consul General
Shanghae. The Russian
minister
in China is a passenger
with us and presses us to ac-
cept quarters with him in the
Palace of that Legation. There
are many passengers
Affectionately
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
William H. Seward