Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 2, 1831

  • Posted on: 11 January 2016
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 2, 1831
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:lbk

student editor

Transcriber:spp:sss

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1831-02-02

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Miller Seward, February 2, 1831

action: sent

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

location: Albany, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: lbk 

revision: dxt 2015-09-10

<>
Page 1

Wednesday February 2nd
Yesterday was the day for the appointment
of United States Senator and State Treasurer.
At twelve o'clock the President
Birth: 1779-11-24 Death: 1843-11-03
of the Senate
announced "The hour has arrived, which
was fixed for the appointment by both houses
of the Legislature of a suitable person to
represent the State in the Senate of the
United States. Is it the pleasure of the Senate
to procede to the nomination of a candidate
on the part of the Senate" Being answered
in the affirmative, he proceded "Each
Page 2

member of the Senate will as his name
is called, rise in his place and openly
name his candidate." The roll being
called and Judge Marcy
Birth: 1786-12-12 Death: 1857-07-04
, The Regency
candidate having a majority over Works
Birth: 1781 Death: 1868-01-02

the anti masonic candidate a resolution
was passed declaring William L. Marcy
to be duly nominated on the part of the
Senate. The Assembly sent a message
that they had duly nominated a candidate
on their part. The Senate sent a message
to the Assembly that they would if it
should be agreeable to the Assembly pro-
cede immediately to the Assembly chamber,
and meet the Assembly to compare nomin-
ations. An answer was returned. Thereupon
the President of the Senate left his seat
and preceded by the Sergeant
Birth: 1789-12-30 Death: 1884-07-28
at Arms
with a drawn sword, and followed by
the clerk
Birth: 1789-02-02 Death: 1860-02-21
led the way, the Senators
marching in procession to the Assembly
Chamber where seats were provided on
the right. The President of the Senate
took his seat on the right of the Speaker
Birth: 1788 Death: 1867-06-24

of the Assembly. The Sergeant at Arms of
each House stood on the right ^and left^ of their
respective presiding officers. The Clerks
took places at the table, then the
President rose and announced that "both
House of Legislature are now in joint
Page 3

meeting to elect a Senator of the United
States. The Clerk of Senate will read
the nomination on the part of the Senate".
Which being done the Speaker of the
Assembly directed the Clerk
 Death: 1872-05
of that
house to read the nomination on the
part of the Assembly which being done
the President announced that the
nominations agreed and that William
L. Marcy was duly appointed Senator.
And then the Senate retired. The same
forms were gone through with on the
appointment of a Treasurer. It was quite
an imposing exhibition. The object of
the joint meeting was this, if the nomin-
ations did not agree, then we were to
go into joint ballot.