Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, September 21, 1840

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, September 21, 1840
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Date:1840-09-21

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Benjamin Jennings Seward, September 21, 1840

action: sent

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

location: Albany, NY

receiver: Benjamin Seward
Birth: 1793-08-23  Death: 1841-02-24

location: Westfield, NY

transcription: dxt 

revision: tap 2017-06-29

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Albany September 21st. 1840.
My dear Jennings,
Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1820-03-09 Death: 1893-07-07
will inform you of the reason why I am prevented
from going to Cayuga this week. Ou our father
Birth: 1768-12-05 Death: 1849-08-24
and mother
Birth: 1769-11-27 Death: 1844-12-11
had made themselves
all ready to make their visit here and I could not say them nay.
Mr Duer
Birth: 1782-10-07 Death: 1858-08-08
was advised of the delay and will doubtless be content with
it. Mr R. M. Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-23 Death: 1875-09-04
who was At Florida with me was to call
upon Mr Duer this morning and explain the matter to him. It is now under-
stood that I will go next week with Mr Duer to Auburn & Chautauque.
This arrangement will give you an opportunity to return to Chautauque and
prepare your papers as you proposed. I will pay the draft you left with
Willard
Birth: 1781-03-10 Death: 1860Certainty: Probable
. If you can at find it necessary to close the business with G. H. Wood
Birth: 1805-10-07 Death: 1844-02-05

and Underwood
Birth: 1797-03-07 Death: 1864-01-05Certainty: Probable
I think you will do so without further delay. Advance
them the money, suspend entry of it in books & charge it on account,
I will see that Mr Duer assents to it or I will pay it when I come
to Chautauque. Of I am quite satisfied that the whole arrangement
will be carried out when Mr D. and I go out according to the original
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proposition. But if it is not consist important to close until after Mr Duer said
it may be delayed. You will exercise your judgment in this matter.
I hope you will see Cook
Birth: 1800-11-20 Death: 1866-10-16
& Maxwell
Birth: 1794-02-11 Death: 1856-11-22
and ascertain whether they can do
what they proposed. When you leave for Chautauque please inform me.
Affectionately your brother
William H. Seward
B. J. Seward Esq.
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Benjamin J. Seward
Auburn
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Westfield
Chautauque Co.
AUBURN NY
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Benjamin Seward

Birth: 1793-08-23 Death: 1841-02-24
September 21. 1840