Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 21, 1838

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 21, 1838
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Distributor:Seward Family Papers Project

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1838-08-21

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, August 21, 1838

action: sent

sender: Benjamin Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24

location: Westfield, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: mah 

revision: ekk 2015-11-18

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Chautauqua Co L. O.
Westfield Augt 21. 1838
Dear Henry
Van Hall
Birth: 1799-12-23
writes me that he
cannot execute the deeds sent him
last May, (100) nor those sent
by Henry Smith
Birth: 1797 Death: 1850Certainty: Probable
(172), “because”
as he says “the [ tittle ]
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Alternate Text: title
had passed
out of the H. L. Co before his
return”.!! Can you not write
him & argue him out of this
position. He must execute them
or we must make them all over
of new date, & new [ morgages ]
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Alternate Text: mortgages

also.
I have spent two days, closely
and have only gotten to do 101
in describing your lots for sale
, fear I shall hardly have them
ready to send by Underwood
Unknown
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He is still out looking: expect
him home tonight.
The letters from W.
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
show that
things are working at cross purposes
and it [ amazs ]
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Alternate Text: amazes
me to hear it.
When U. returns I will send
you. In the meantime allow
me to tax you once a week
to drop me a brief line how
things are working & how you
feel.
Old John Steward
Birth: 1777-04-04 Death: 1854-12-19
is here.
Yours as ever
BJ
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W.H. Seward Esq
Auburn
N.Y.
Westfield N.Y.
Aug 22
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Stamp

Type: postmark

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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
B.J. Seward
Aug 21. 1838.