Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1841

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1841

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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1841-07-21

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Letter from George Washington Seward to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1841

action: sent

sender: George Seward
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Person

Name: George Seward Birth: 1808-08-26 Death: 1888-12-07

location: Florida NY
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Place

Name:  City:  Florida County:  Orange State:  NY Country:  US

receiver: William Seward
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Person

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

location: Albany NY
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Place

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

transcription: lxw 

revision: lxw 2015-11-17

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Florida July 21st 1841
My Dear Brother
Esq Wood
Unknown
has shown me a letter
which he has just maild for you, I am dis-
posed to be suspicious that it is cuconcern-
ing the change in the Post Masters in this
village, the Loco, and some intrusted Whigs
who are no friends of yours nor of Esq Wood
have at different times charged the change
on Yourself on Father & on me and have
made some effort to learn the secret
of the removal, I have not given them
anyd reason to soppse suppose it was
you band when Father
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Person

Name: Samuel Seward Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
name was men-
tioned I have let it pass without contra-
diction, the letter referred to is from ^was handed in by^
William Vail
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Person

Name: William Vail Birth:  Death: 
an insignificant fellow
who offered to bet that you had nothing
to do with it. I need not say that it
is well for you to be on your guard.
Father is very feeble, he now rides
out but seldom, and is apparently
growing weaker conctinually, about a
week since he had a slight stroke of
the palsy. Poor Mother
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Person

Name: Mary Seward Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
seems to be sup-
ported with more than human power in
her toils and privations
your Affectionate Brother
GW Seward

[left Margin] The Whigs & particularly the relatives of Armstrong
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Person

Name: Robert Armstrong Birth: 1754-02-28 Death: 1834-05-30

are satisfied part generally with the appoin of Esq W

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His Excellency
Gov Seward
Albany
Florida July 21th
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Stamp

Type: postmark

paid
seward-pen
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Person

Name: Samuel Blatchford Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
George W. Seward
July 21, 1841

date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 1841
year: