Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, Feburary 15, 1841

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, Feburary 15, 1841
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1841-02-15

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Letter from Benjamin Jennings Seward to William Henry Seward, Feburary 15, 1841

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

location: Astor House, New York, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: srr 

revision: srr 2015-12-08

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Astor House
15th Feb. 1841.
Dear Henry
Your letter of the 11th was
handed me this morning. I am thankful
for the favorable accounts it gives me of
the state of your health.
On the 12th I succeeded in obtaining
Mr Duers
Birth: 1782-10-07 Death: 1858-08-08
signature to the necessary
powers of Attorney, upon which I am
to make deeds and discharges, and
not until this morning have I been
able to come to an understanding with
him in regard to the Cook
Birth: 1822-07-22 Death: 1897-05-28
& Maxwell
Unknown
&
Nelson Van Ness
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propositions. Substantially
we have secured our object - but I fear
the shape of the arrangement may not be
entirely satisfactory to Cook & M. I
must omit explanations till we meet,
In the mean time I have written
to Cook & Maxwell & to Van Ness that
they may look for me in ten days
at Auburn after a hasty visit in
Florida , where if we can packed up &
set off in time, we propose to spend the
Sabbath - you will soon see us at the Executive
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mansion.
The Lord bless you,
Kind regards to sister
Birth: 1805-10-29 Death: 1839-01-04
respects to
Mr Samuel
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
.
Your Grateful Brother
B.J. Seward
N.B. I think you have already learned
that an hundred thousand Dollars &
more, has ^been^ paid to the Trust Co since I
came to the city - in Bonds
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Wm H Seward Esq
Albany
N.Y.
Single N.Y.
NEW YORK
FEB 16
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Samuel Blatchford

Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
B.J. Seward Feb. 15.1841