Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, July 17, 1828

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, July 17, 1828
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1828-07-17

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, July 17, 1828

action: sent

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

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

location: Schenectady, NY

transcription: nrs 

revision: lxw 2015-12-08

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Rec;.. N.Y. 15 July. 1828 of Wm
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Editorial Note

In the body of the letter, BJS says that the receipt, which is dated July 15, has sat on his desk for two days, so the letter is written on July 17.

H. Seward by B.J. Seward – Twenty
dollars – Toward the payment of a Bale
of Military Caps sold him –
For L.L. Storms
Unknown

J.O. Preble
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Dear Henry
I have seen a letter of
yours to Jas Berdan
Birth: 1805-07-04 Death: 1884-08-24
and am more than
ever desirous of being present at the
Commencement in Schenectady– you will
certainly be awkwardly situated, without
friends of the deceased around you and I
think there is great propriety in urging
such to go up from here – and under the
view taken from your letter of the impor-
tance of supporting, I cheerfully waive my
objections of economy – but still fear I
shall not be able to go up – Mr. Bolton
Unknown

is about – and Mr. Berry
Unknown
(1st Teller is on
line of Canal attending to duties that
commonly fall to me – and Mr. Flewwelling
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is quite underfoot with intermitting fever
so that it seems improbable for me to be
absent – If Mr. Flewwelling should improve
fast for three days to come – and Berry should
return, which I some expect, I may yet
get away – the feint prospect cheers me – and
I know it will gratify you much more to
see me than to recieve this letter.
I have been to Smalley
Unknown
to obtain
His attendance but failed – he is courting
& cannot leave home. I will endeavor
to get Mr. Green
Unknown
to go up, who occasionally
takes a stroll & is not much confined at
home. I know of no other here whom I
would be likely to influence & whose appear-
ance & character would add to the interest
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of the occasion I shall write to day to
Washington
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
to day who is in the Rensalaer
Agriculture school in Troythat I will
call on him next sunday and if I do
not that he must take the earliest
stage on Monday & be with you as
soon as possible - - and to Manning
Unknown

who resides at Utica -
Mr. Storm bids me say that the
Price set upon the caps
was a very low cash
price, and that he wants
and expects residue of the money
- say $36 – I shoud not have pre-
pared this letter now – but waited a
little longer to see the prospect of going
up myself – only that this receipt
has lain two days upon my desk tempt-
ing me to take up the sheet & make a
letter – and should I not see you on
the College Ground I hope I shall
not fail to see you here – Do come
Yours affectionately
B.J. Seward –
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Col Wm H. Seward
now at Schenectady
New York
Mr. Irving
Birth: 1802-04-03 Death: 1876-02-25

Unknown
B.J. Seward
July 1828