Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, February 1, 1832

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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, February 1, 1832



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Letter from Samuel Sweezey Seward to William Henry Seward, February 1, 1832

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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: Unknown

transcription: sss 

revision: ekk 2015-05-20

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Florida 1st Feb 1832
My Dear Henry
Yours of the 26 Inst


Abbreviation of instant with reference to time • Abbreviation for instante mense, meaning a date of the current month •
has been
recvd. We regret to hear that F
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
& F
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
indisposed. Wish they were all here[ . ]



Hope you will attend the Road applica-
tion the 9th Mr V Duzer
Birth: 1802-05-08 Death: 1841-11-27
will probably
not be in Albany. It will want watching
I regret it could not be heard in Feby[ . ]



The present state of things is distructure
to the inhabitants of this place.
The A. Masonic Central Committee
of Or. have had a meeting and appointed
a Court of 3 to confer with the Editor and
get him to agree to have an assistant
Editor - But I fear nothing can be done
with him and the press will go down
We meet to hear the report on Saturday
Mr. Allen
Birth: 1767-07-02 Death: 1852-07-28
of your house has given
notice on of a bill to amend the highway
act. By the provisions of that Statute &
the mode of Taxation in this Town &
(valuing real estate at 1/4 the fair price
and personal property at the full extent)
I pay $170 County Tax and have to work
170 days on the road. When the district
does not require more than 50 days to
keep it good. Will you look at this
motion if brought up. This is worse
than British Tithes or papist Tax

[left Margin] We attended a large Weding this Morning 9 O'clock Wm A Wood
to Susan S. Pitney
. W. bride groom
The Many are gone to Jersey.
give my respects to Mr Fuller

[left Margin] yours affectionately SSS
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I have this moment received a letter
from Mr Fuller
Birth: 1787-08-14 Death: 1855-08-16
from the senate Chamber
in which he states you are engaged
in debate on the U.S. Bank question.
He wishes I could hear it. And thinks
not withstanding what malignant par-
tisans may say it does honor to the head
and the heart of the speaker - and that it
will be published. I shall be pleased to
see it.
My Dear H. to a father who above
all things values the standing and reputa-
tion of his children To reflect on your
age and situation and that you are
able to bring yourself in to the notice
of men of as sound minds as the Hon. P
C. Fuller most naturally warms his heart
William H. Seward, Esquire
In Senate
Hand Shiftx

William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
S.S. Seward
Feb 1, 1832