Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, January 3, 1834

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, January 3, 1834
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-01-03

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, January 3, 1834

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: Albany, NY

transcription: gwg 

revision: ekk 2015-10-06

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New York 3 Jan. 1834
Dear Henry,
I have your letters
called this morning on Wakeman as
you directed. First on him relying
on my friendship with him. Learning
from him that the papers had not
come down to Mr.Lord
Birth: 1795-09-23 Death: 1868-03-04
, I declined
on Varnum
Birth: 1785-01-03 Death: 1867-01-15
or Lord or Graham
Birth: 1804 Death: 1882
for
a day or two more. Supposing
however you may desirous to Know
I hasten to say that Wakeman
given as encouragement says he
has been fighting long enough
spent all of the time & money that
he can afford - the amount is large
the money badly wanted; & so far
as he is concerned, prospects for
the accomplishment of your desire
is had.
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Will you allow me to trouble
you to forward the [ accompaning ]
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Alternate Text: accompanying

parcels to Chan. Walworth
Birth: 1788-10-26 Death: 1867-11-27

& Mr. Vernon
Unknown
. I hope it will
not be troublesome to you.
I send you a Courier or two
that have been pursuing you for
thousands of miles; for which
you may remunerate me the ex-
penses. I feal as mean as dirt
to say so; but the truth is I am
annoyed & outraged with futile debts
& shaves to keep me out of trouble,
you offered me postages on your return
from Europe but I did not care a
fig about it. The expenses of
several of the double letters forwarded
to you were 56 1\4 each – & a little
matter which Mrs. Seward
Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28
paid out
of her pocket & which she says it
would have been right to recieve
from you before you went off, will
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make up a five dollar bill – which
if you will send me I shall consider
myself quite as much your debtor as you
are mine.
For moneys advanced to mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
and
Gorge George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
in summer, taken up on interest
& a small fee to the Broker I have
been shaved three times ^since^ and now
the parings get to be so deep that
I am reserved to write the Judge
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24

modestly as I can a dear letter,
and ask him among other things
(for I do not think it would be right
to take it from you in the spring as
you intimate,) the amnt due me from
Edwin
Birth: 1799-07-02 Death: 1872-04-25
. And you may be sure
I am hard run to do this.
Your Brother,
B.J. Seward
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Hon. Wm H Seward
Albany
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
B.J. Seward Jan. 2 1834