Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, September 6, 1834

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, September 6, 1834
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Date:1834-09-06

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, September 6, 1834

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sender: George Seward
Birth: 1808-08-26  Death: 1888-12-07

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: crb 2016-03-18

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Florida September 6th 1834
My Dear Brother
We were very sorry that we
missed being at home when you was here.
It seemed to be the most convenient time
for me to leave home and I was in hopes
that you we would be able to return by the
first of the week but Mrs Leddil
 Death: 1865
was very
sick whilst we were there which detained
us. I was remiss in not telling you that
Cornelia
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
and her family was at General Dick-
ersons
Birth: 1770-04-17 Death: 1853-10-05
. Tempe
Birth: 1812-09-30 Death: 1848-10-18
wrote me that she expected
to visit Florida and I went down prepar-
ed to bring them up, had our calculation
resulted as we could have wished. You
would have met her here, and I doubt not
but you would have went to Morris County
and rode up with us to Florida.
The Whigs seems to be awake in
Morris County, they held the largest meeting
on Saturday last ever convened in that
place. They are to hold a State Convention in
Trenton on the 10th of September for nomina-
ting Congressman &c. the ratio of representa-
tion to be from five to ten according to the
size and number of Inhabitants in each
town, I had thought that Genl D was a
popular man in all parties, but in convers-
ation which I had with a member of intel-
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igent Whigs I found that but our Sentiment
was held by them, that he was a strict party
man, and a devoted partisan of Martin VanBuren
Birth: 1782-12-05 Death: 1862-07-24
.
He appears to be respected only as a Politician
among his own party.
We spent a day there with Cornelia
and had a very pleasant visit.
Monday Morning - Sep 8th Father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
met with
quite a loss yesterday morning. You remember
a large bay mare he owned. Saturday evening
she was running in the Spring lot. a young
man was shooting at a mark with a ball
and was unfortunate enough to hit and
Killed her, the Ball passing directly through
the upper part of the Heart.
When first discovered it was suspected
to be the result of design, from the wound
the situation she was found in and the time
led to the conclusion, the village was in
arms, indignant at such an outrage but
when the young Man came forward and frank-
ly owned his part in the act, you can well
imagine the relief we felt,--
I expect to meet you at Syracuse and
would be glad if you would write me before
I leave home yours &c
New Burgh- our Delegates have gone on to
Utica
Yours &c
GW Seward
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William H Seward
Auburn
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
G W Seward
Sept. 6 1834
NEWBURGH NY
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