Letter from William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezey Seward, January 29, 1839

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezey Seward, January 29, 1839
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-01-29

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezey Seward, January 29, 1839

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

location: Albany, NY

receiver: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Florida, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: crb 2016-02-08

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Albany January 29th 1839.
My dear Father,
I have just received your letter of the 24th instant.
I should at once say as I have always said that George
Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07
ought
not to go to Westfield. I do not his business habits a-
dapted to merchandising in such a community distant from
home. Circumstances compel me to relinquish my partial
residence there, and I am now in treaty with tthe parties
interested for an arrangement by which my connection there
will cease altogether.
I should advise George and Tempe
Birth: 1812-09-30 Death: 1848-10-18
to accept Dr. Leddles
Birth: 1783 Death: 1865-04-11

offer and remain at Mendham. but if I were in your place
I would leave it to their free election whether to remain at
Mendham or return to Florida.
I am obliged to be brief in my letters.
AMr. Coffee
Birth: 1774 Death: 1846
an artist here is making a bust of me in plaister
of Paris, as he has done of all my predecessors in my present
place. He will make several copies. They will be very per-
fect likenesses. He remunerates himself by the sale of the
copies. I suppose at about $10.00. Shall I direct him
to pack one in a box for you. and will you present one
also to our affectionate
Unknown at Goshen. I seek to throw
the expense upon you because while I should be pleased
to have the mementos in the families nearest to me, I am
compelled to close economy.
Your’s affectionately
W.H. Seward ‑
S.S. Seward Esq.
Florida, Orange Co
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Samuel S. Seward Esq
Florida
Orange Co.
ALBANY NY
JAN 29
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