Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, February 8, 1861

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, February 8, 1861
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-02-08

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, February 8, 1861

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

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: lbk 

revision: agw 2020-12-28

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Auburn Feb 8th 61
My dear Fred
I send herewith a list of the
the wine here as requested. The $400 check
was recd and placed to Fathers
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
credit in the Ba[ nk ]
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Will you if you can find a opportunity ask
Father if he does not think it will be safe for
Mac
Birth: 1839-06-14 Death: 1914-05-24
& myself to make arrangements for the
commencement of our business soon after the 4th o[ f ]
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March, unless that day should inaugurate a
civil war I can see no possible way in which
our business could be effected beyond our contr[ ol ]
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it will take over a month to complete our arr[ ange- ]
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ments so that we should hardly get started befo[ re ]
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the 1st of April. Mac has now been out of
prominate business nearly a year waiting for ou[ r ]
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matters to be consum ^m^ ated and although he sa[ ys ]
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nothing about it I know it is a great disapo[ int- ]
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ment for him to remain idle so long, for these
reasons & others I am anxious to be ready fo[ r ]
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start as early as it shall be prudent.
I found in N York the other day that th[ e ]
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Bankers were again confident and doing bus[ iness ]
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on a more liberal scale than I had
expected. Mr Blatchford
Birth: 1798-04-24 Death: 1875-09-04
thought that
he would be ready to do something after the 4th March
Mr Nott
Birth: 1773-06-25 Death: 1866-01-25
called at the Astor House to see
you the day that you started for Washington, he
said he did not receive your telegraph until that
morning at 9 oclock, I invited him to take
dinner with me but he did not accept.
All well and send love
Your affectionate brother
Wm H Seward Jr