Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, December 20, 1827

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, December 20, 1827
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1827-12-20

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, December 20, 1827

action: sent

sender: Benjamin Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24

location: New York, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: ekk 

revision: crb 2016-02-02

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Dear Henry
Yours of the 29th Ult with
remittance to Mowatts
Birth: 1793-06-23Certainty: Possible
, and of the 10th Inst with
check to left a note, and of 3d Inst relative
the Monument, and of the 13th with Fi Fw all
were received yesterday on my return to the City.
Above you have the answer to the first – ex-
cept, that Mowatt wishes me to say that he
is very anxious to have the “statement”.
I herewith send the note received ^paid^ with
the inclosure of the second – The Protest accompa-
nying I deem it unnecessary to send – The statement
statement upon the back is -
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Note___________1.350
Just till due________92.17
1.442.17
Protest____________1.50
Ints’ 19 du?_______533
$1.449.00
having in my hands one dollar of the am-
ount of your check, which I will remit with
the sum to be received from Manning
Unknown
if ever
I obtain it.
In relation to the Monument and the other
particulars about our departed friend
Birth: 1803 Death: 1827-07-20
, Mr. Berdan
Birth: 1805-07-04 Death: 1884-08-24

showed me a letter he sends you today, which
I doubt not will be satisfactory to you. Of
the amount of subscriptions which can be raised
here I can form no opinion. I do not know
the men to whom application is to be made.
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But if these young men who have the subscription
in hand, I cannot but remark that they are boys
in such a business. The idea of Ike Barkers
Unknown
go-
ing to Author unattended ^unsupported^ is all wrong – it may
and may not strike him favourably. Ruggles
Birth: 1783-06 Death: 1837-12-19Certainty: Possible

should have accompanied him.
I will call on the Townsends
x Birth: 1790-01-12  Death: 1849-08-17 Certainty: Possible Birth: 1783-06-14  Death: 1854-08-26 Certainty: Possible
today, if I
recieve the amount of the execution you will yet
hear from me again tomorrow.
With Tomorrows steam boat I return again
to the Canal.
Yours as ever
B.J. Seward
P.S. Let your young man
Unknown
going
with double letters to the office,
not pay as for single postage
Page 4

Wm H. Seward Esqr
Auburn
New York
NEW YORK DEC 20
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
B.J. Seward
20th Dec. 1827