Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 1839

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 1839

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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1839-10

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to Frances Miller Seward, October 1839

action: sent

sender: Benjamin Seward
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Person

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

location: Albany NY
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Place

Name:  City:  Albany County:   State:  NY Country:  US

receiver: Frances Seward
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Person

Name: Frances Seward Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn NY
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Place

Name:  City:  Auburn County:  Cayuga State:  NY Country:  US

transcription: mah 

revision: ekk 2016-01-28

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Page 1

His Excellencys Office
In the dark
My dear Sister
I have just torn off
open a letter from Dr C
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Person

Name: Mahlon Canfield Birth: 1798-11-26 Death: 1865-01-05
to Marcia
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Person

Name: Marcia Seward Birth: 1794-07-23 Death: 1839-10-28

addressed to her here.
He regrets that the arrange-
ment he has made for his
children
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People

children
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People

Name: Caroline Beattie Birth: 1834-07-25 Death: 1922-02-28 Name: Francis Canfield Birth: 1832-02-20 Death: 1876-01-14
Name: Augustus Canfield Birth: 1829-12-04 Death: 1867-10-25
is not satisfactory to Judge S.
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Person

Name: Samuel  Betts Birth: 1786-06-08 Death: 1868-11-02Certainty: Probable
, but says he does not see
how he can make it more
so. Repeats that he is averse
to allowing any one of them
to go so far off as Chatauque
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Place

Name: Chautauqua, NY City:  Chautauqua County:   State:  NY Country:  US

Says the offer of brother Henry
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Person

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

he does not doubt was made
Page 2

in perfect frankness & he
supposes that if he wishes
the children taken away he
will be equally frank &
ask them to be taken.
Of all the queer things
in this universal world
this is the queerest.
I am left to infer
that a second offer to
take a child to our home
has been made, but
not with my consent.
Ill see & write more
when I get clue.
Blatchfords
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Person

Name: Samuel Blatchford Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
letter I
suppose you have, &
Page 3

tells you he does not
know when Henry will be
back but supposes by the
middle of the week
Can you see this? I
cannot
By one of Blatchfords
pens.
Your unworthy brother
BJ Seward
Page 4

Mr W.H Seward
Auburn
N.Y.
seward-pen
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Person

Name: William Seward Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
paid W.H.S.
seward-pen
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Person

Name: Frances Seward Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Jennings Oct
1839
date: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021
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