Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, December, 1864

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, December, 1864

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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-12

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, December, 1864

action: sent

sender: William Seward
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Person

Name: William Seward Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

location: Auburn NY
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Place

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

receiver: Frederick Seward
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Person

Name: Frederick Seward Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

location: Unknown
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transcription: msr 

revision: crb 2016-09-06

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My dear Fred
I have sold all
the Burton farm to John Farmer
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Person

Name: John Farmer Birth: 1804-06-23 Death: 1895-02-14
with the exception
of a lot on the south side the same size of Mrs Tubmans
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Person

Name: Harriet Tubman Birth: 1820 Death: 1913-03-10
. The part sold to Farmer is about 25 acres
and he is to have a deed, pay $500 down & give a Bond &
Mtg for $2000 payable in four equal annual installments
of $500 each with interest. I will send the papers to
you in a few days.
Tell father
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Person

Name: William Seward Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
that I have found a place where we
can get lumber cheaper than I supposed it could be
had anywhere, this will enable us to make a contract
for ten houses at $475 each if father wishes it. The
demand for houses is not as great as it was however,
I supposet that they could [ be ]
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Supplied

Reason: 
sold or rented in time but
I think so many houses at one time will be likely to
drag for a time at least.
You say that father is willing I should take the 150
made on the house I built, when enough has been paid

[top Margin]
After sale
of Burton farm
He will not consent
to build now
He can test the advice on
the house he built.

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to secure it from reverting. Sixty dollars has been
paid upon it and I think it is a perminate sale
but of course it may come ^back^ notwithstanding
I should like to use the money & if father is w[ illing ]
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Supplied

Reason: hole

I will give him my note for the amt agreeing
to repay the sum if the house reverts within two
years.
Your brother
Will
I think I shall be able to sell your house
for $1300 or $1350 but am not sure yet.

seward-pen
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Person

Name: Frederick Seward Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
1864
W.H.Seward Jr.
Auburn-
As to Burton Farm
date: 
Saturday, November 27, 2021
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