Letter from Clarence Armstrong Seward to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1846

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Letter from Clarence Armstrong Seward to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1846
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Date:1846-07-21

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Letter from Clarence Armstrong Seward to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1846

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sender: Clarence Seward
Birth: 1828-10-07  Death: 1897-07-24

location: Geneva, NY

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

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revision: obm 2016-05-25

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Geneva College July 21st 1846
My Dear Uncle,
Enclosed I send my bills for this past term
which is now nears its close. They are much larger than I wish
they were, but I tried to be saving. The Doctor’s Bill, is one
of necessity but one I would gladly been spared. I have now
been two years in this college, and would be very much pleased
if Uncle would permit me to go to Union and study the
remaining two years. Uncle told Mr Reed
Birth: 1811
of Union College, when
he was at the break-fast talks, ^in Albany^ that there were two boys, he
intended be sent to his college (pointing to Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
and myself).
Uncle thought best to send me here, and I think I know the
reasons. Uncle may have thought that I was wild, ungovern-
able and likely to get into some difficulty in which case
it were better to have me nearer home I have tried since
I have been in College to abstain from anything which might
bring disgrace on myself and grieve my friends. During my
freshmen year, I did not study as much as I ought to have
done, and I have long since seen the folly of it. This year
I commenced with the determination of improving myself
in scholarship as well as several other things. I think there has
been some improvement. Had it not been for sickness I should
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have stood head of my class this testing as is I shall stand second
or third. If Uncle will permit me to go to Union I promise to study
as well as I have done this time. As for morals I think a person
who has passed unscathed through Geneva need not fear any
other place. I shall need some money not mentioned in the bills
for commencement. I doid not know how much it will be.
Will Uncle please let Fred come out here on Commencement.
which is Wednesday August 5th. Please give my love to Aunty
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

and “Sister Fanny”
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29

Your Affectionate Nephew
Clarence
Board $25.
Washing 5.50
Books 7.
Room 1.00
Repairing
Clothes & Books $ 1.50 33.05
Doctors Bill 4.75
Leeches & Drugs 2.00 - $ 46.75
Will Uncle please answer this early as convenient.
C.
25
5.50
1.00
1.50
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33.00
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William H. Seward
Albany
Geneva N.Y.
JUL 27
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Clarence A Seward
July 1846