Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, November 19, 1838

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, November 19, 1838
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Date:1838-11-19

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Letter from Alvah H. Worden to William Henry Seward, November 19, 1838

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sender: Alvah Worden
Birth: 1797-03-06  Death: 1856-02-16

location: Canandaigua, NY

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

location: Auburn, NY

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revision: crb 2016-02-08

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Canandaigua Nov 19. 1838
My Dear Seward
I have been thinking of the expediency, under all circum-
stances of your commencing house keeping this winter: I had thought it
indispensably necessary in order to keep up the dignity of your Offi-
Cial Station but upon riflection it seems that under the influence of
a sober second thought, it might be as advisable to delay until
Spring. Fanny
Birth: 1826-12-12 Death: 1909-08-21
is unwell and your short time precludes the possi-
bility of giving the thing personal attention: I have my doubts
too whether too much display is wise: you may find it
necessary to entertain your friends but I do not believe that it
is any part of a Gov business to keep taverns for nothing.
If you could procure a suit of rooms you might get along
with all requisite dignity: I fear you will be beset this winter
in all shapes and ways, and that the most serious danger
you are to encounter is ^from^ the importunities of friends who over
intimate what is due to them ^from you^ and the public, and that they
will press themselves on your hospitality and otherwise annoy you
to your prejudice. Is not this worthy of thought: M Van Buren
Birth: 1782-12-05 Death: 1862-07-24
if I
remember did not keep house at all: how can you get furniture and
arrange your house according to your wishes: and would it not be
advisable to look a little at these things, and particulary to anticipate
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not only the evils you must encounter but the perplexities you may
avoid
Mr Spencer
Birth: 1765-12-13 Death: 1848-03-13Certainty: Probable
will be at Canandaigua Auburn this week, and
we expect Nicholas
Birth: 1801-12-24 Death: 1893
here tomorrow: the roads are very bad and
I doubt if the journey can be accomplished in one day
I am head and eyes in business or would offer my
personal services in your emergency.
Your Truly
A Worden
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Hon William H Seward
Auburn
CANANDAIGUA NY NOV 20
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Alvah Worden
Nov. 19. 1838.