Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, January 6, 1834

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, January 6, 1834
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1834-01-06

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, January 6, 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: Unknown
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transcription: gew 

revision: ekk 2015-10-06

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N.Y. 6 Jan. 1834
Dear Henry,
I have at length succeeded in
finding the parties in – delivered your
letters and conversed with those con-
cerned; I hasten to communicate the
result.
Wakeman, as I mentioned in my
last seems to think there can be no
possible excuse for the extention of time
you ask – he is first to be paid and
without reference to other claims and
as by your own showing there is cash
in your hands to pay him (so Lord
Birth: 1795-09-23 Death: 1868-03-04

says also) & the papers are all made
up, he thinks, & Lord joins him that
the money may be paid over in a day.
Varnum
Birth: 1785-01-03 Death: 1867-01-15
seemed disposed to look into
the allegation, that if time was given
the costs would be less: but from
all I could gather, I am of opinion
that he will believe the use of what
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he may now obtain, so valuable is ready
cash, will be better to him than what
might be rendered a few months hence
with mitigated costs. Both Lord
& Graham
Birth: 1804 Death: 1882
seem disposed to aquiesce
in your request – but Varnum & Wake-
man I think will refuse consent.
They declineared to give me their final
decision & have cut off the oppor-
tunity of my learning, certainly,
what they will do – (they are to
write you) but I feel assured
that they will decline the indul-
gence you ask.
Lord begged me to say that he
had written you several days ago
& should not answer the letter I
handed him unless your answer
made it necessary[ . ]
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Reason: 

We are all well. My love to
Frances
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& a kiss each for the
little boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 
[ . ]
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Reason: 

Your Brother
B.J. Seward
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William Seward

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