Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, August 23, 1831

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, August 23, 1831
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Date:1831-08-23

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, August 23, 1831

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sender: Samuel Seward
Birth: 1768-12-05  Death: 1849-08-24

location: Florida, NY

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

location: Albany, NY

transcription: keh 2014-09-01

revision: crb 2015-09-01

publication:  2014-01-01

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My dear Henry Florida 23rd Aug 1831
Yours of the 14th Inst. has been received
from which I discover you mistake my views
as to the appointment to the Baltimore Convn—
I admit the full power of the Central Comt
but object to the expediancy of their selecting members
from counties not organized. In other words I
cannot deem it proper to put it in the power of
Masons to say, it is true the central Comt have
found an antimason
One opposed to freemasonry •
in Orange, but they have
not strength and dare not organize as a party.
Since my last the editor of the Banner has lodged
with us. I urged on him the propriety of
the county organizing in some shape he
said it would be done but no measures
have yet been taken. And as I before
expresed to you unless the County does
come out and Identify itself as antima=
sonic by which I mean those friendly to
the principle I shall for the reason
mentioned think it inexpedient to
accept a nomination from the central
Comt.
Mr Van Duzer
Birth: 1802-05-08 Death: 1841-11-27
tells me he has
sent you the papers in the Certiorari
case. I wish you to take hold of this
business and prossecute it to a .
Van Duzer is of opinion an indictment
will be against the Comt for not opening
the road not withstanding the certiorari
will you confer together on this subject
and determine whether the Certiorari
opperates as a stay of proceedings or not
I am daily suffering for the road and
if they are remis in their duty they
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ought to be punished.
We lament very
much the indisposition of your little boys
x Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25  Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11 

which prevents the happiness we antici-
pated in F
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and their Co while you were
at Albany. We buried Neal
Unknown
a few days
ago. This moment a message says that
Polidores
Birth: 1797-06-02 Death: 1872-04-23
apprentice boy is dying. Ma
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
&
myself are but just able to get round
There appears but a step between G. Ma
Birth: 1742-06-02 Death: 1831-10-21

and death so that you will perceive we
are surrounded with affliction & troubles
Yours affectionately
Saml S. Seward
W H Seward Esqr -
Free
SSSeward
PM Florida
William H. Seward Esquire
In Senate
Albany
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S. S. Seward
23 Aug. 1831.