Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 27, 1833

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 27, 1833
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Date:1833-03-27

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, March 27, 1833

action: sent

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

location: Washingtonville, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: lbk 

revision: dxt 2015-06-05

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Washingtonville 27 Mar 1833
My dear Wm H
Yours of the 22nd Inst was received this
morning the moment I was setting out for
Newburgh and I imbrace the first leasure to
reply to it. I am with you fully of opinion
that all descriptions of business is better
accomodated when Int. is fixed at 7 percent
than at any other rate. Reduce it to six
and the floating capitol would leave[ , ]
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Reason: 
the
business would be cramped and a cala-
mity insue. I therefore sincerely wish
that the bill in question may not pass.
Judge Fowler
Birth: 1788-12-10 Death: 1843-12-27
informed me today
that Bradner
Birth: 1805
had applied for a Mandamus
to be issued against the Judge next week
unless the return was made, and that
they could not do it without the
assistance of the attorneys in the Cause
thus I feel myself in a most awkward
situation and beg that something may
be done to bring this case to a faire hearing
but am confident nothing will be done
unless you take the lead and drive the
business through. If C G Bradner is to dictate
the return we may as well abandon the
case. Will you not get into this affair and
see that justice is done.
When I wrote you on the 13th Inst the idea
of this being a suitable time to take a tour
to Europe had but lately occured to me[ . ]
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But the more I reflect on it the more I
am convinsed that now is the proper time
and if you do not imbrace this many years
may pass before you can get off[ . ]
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Reason: 

I approve of your consulling your frie ^nd^
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Friends. And especially that you pay
every respect to your able and long tried
relative Judge Miller
Birth: 1772-04-11 Death: 1851-11-13
. At the same time
I do most respectfully hope that when he
views the whole ground he will heartily
wish you good speed. I wrote ^the^ Judge a
few days since inviting him to be of the party[ . ]
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Reason: 

He cheerfully agreed if I would waite till
June a year he would go. I regret extreme-
ly that I am too far commited to be able to put
off. Still if any unforeseen circumstance
should prevent I will most cheerfully
accept of his invitation and most sincere-
ly thank him for the many kind offers
proposed for our happiness & pleasure[ . ]
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Reason: 

I have by last week's Mail had infor-
mation from my old longtried and
worthy friend Thomas C Morton the silk
dealer in William St. N.Y. that he, his Daughter
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and niece
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are to sail on the 24th of May.
In the same ship I wish to imbark. His
intention is to leave those females at Edenburgh
and go a jaunting. Mr M. is far from being
a great man. But is a good honorable &
highly respectable man and well versed
in this kind of traveling. I have many
years since been made acquainted that he &
his brother in Law Samuel Campbell
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are
of the higher circle in Ed. Now my dear
child a fathers wishes or disires are to weigh
nothing with your interest or pleasure
because of this you must be the best Judge
but after mature reflection if it should
meet the views of yourself and friends
you Must be sensible that nothing would
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Give me greater pleasure than to give
you so great an acquisition to your future
Political and professional life. Indeed
I hardly know how to forego the prospects[ . ]
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Reason: 

My time for acquisition is past yours
is just commencing. My object is patching
up a broken down Constitution and re-
creation[ . ]
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Yours would be solid and ocular
acquiescement. But two short requests &
I have done. First for Gods sake try to get
the road suit into a proper train. Second
let me know with all possible dispatch what
you determine as relative to seeing the Old
World. If you fail I think I shall take
[hole] other personal friend and it [hole] to be carting about.
One other subject I am bound to men-
tion. I have made a number of unsuc-
cesfull attempts to lay your papers before
Gen Wickham
Birth: 1772 Death: 1845-11-16
and for reasons already men-
tioned have never found a proper time
a few days since I felt myself bound to
deny a request he made relative to our
drowned land opperations. Which dis-
pleased him exceedingly. Since which I have
thought it not prudent to introduce it[ . ]
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Reason: 

It is a business of some consequence and I
ask whether you had not better run
down before going West. It would take
but little time and I will accompany
you and we shall see Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& the ChChildren
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which we desire very much.
Affectionately
yours S S Seward
Wm H Seward Esq
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Free S.S. Seward PM
William H. Seward Esqr
In Senate
Albany
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S S Seward
27 March 1833