Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1831

  • Posted on: 2 May 2016
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1831
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:lmd

student editor

Transcriber:spp:sss

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1831-06-02

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 Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1831

action: sent

sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Goshen, NY

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: lmd 

revision: ekk 2015-12-16

<>
Page 1

Goshen 2nd June 1830
x

Editorial Note

On page 2, SSS tells WHS to bring FMS and the children down. FWS, WHS and FMS’s second child, was not born until July 8, 1830. If the letter was written June 2, 1830, WHS and FMS had 1 child then, but by June 2, 1831, they had 2 children. This date choice is in agreement with the recipient’s clerical note.

Learning by a letter from you to G W Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07

received by last Mail that you have not been in-
formed of the circumstances which have taken
place in our family since I left you in
Albany – I think it my duty to instruct
you some what on this subject ––
A few days after you received our remons-
trances on the Bay Meadow act – I learned
by letter from you & Col. W.
Unknown
we learned that
business was put at rest, I set about an enter-
prise which I believe I mentioned to
you when I saw you last viz that of taking a
tour to the southwestern States – Accordingly
on the 16th of April Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
& myself in a two
horse cariage with Charles
Unknown
to drive we set
out – owing however to bad weather I had
taken an excessive bad cold and on our
ariving at Newburgh a fever set in but
determined to prossicute our Jurney
at short stages we in 7 days arive at
Silas Hortons
Birth: 1764-07-17 Death: 1842-12-10
in Chester – Here I was
laid up for four weeks with the Pleu-
resy on the left side and a relaps on
the right which brought me empha-
tically to death’s door But through the
support of a kind providence, the aid
of an able Physician
Unknown
and affectionate
friends I was so far restored as to
Page 2

Once more arive againe once more
arive at our own house – abandoning
altogether the Illinois Journey – perhaps
forever – Feeble as I am a mere skeliton
tottering on my cane, my hand trem-
bling with weakness like an aspen leaf
I am since the 30 May holding our May
Term under the gratulations of more friends
than I ever met before – When this is through
and my health a little more restored I
hope againe to renew the long and I may
of correspondence –
when I was so far resume as to be able to
notice what was passing – I found a letter
from you in which you wish us to visit
you – This we should of all things be pleas-
ed to do but fear it will be impossible
We have hope and request that you will
bring all your family
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11  Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21 
down with you
when you come to the Court of Errors
Our family are well I have not time
to say more than that we wish you to
bring Frances and the children down
And if Judge Miller
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
Grand Ma
Birth: 1751 Death: 1835-10-03

Aunt Clarry
Birth: 1794 Death: 1862-09-05
or any other friends
can come Along we shall be much
gratified – I hope you will start
long enough before hand to make
us a good visit before the [ court ]
x

Supplied

Reason: 
opens
and we will return your family
to Albany when the Court ajourns
Yours Affectionately
S S Seward

[left Margin]
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S. S. Seward 2 June 1831–