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Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826)

Ozias Seymour (1776-1851)

Epaphroditus Seymour (1783-1854)

Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881)

Other Seymour family members

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Seymour family papers, 1777-1923 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Title: Seymour family papers, 1777-1923Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Seymour family

Other Creators: Seymour, Epaphroditus (1783-1854), Seymour, Moses (1774-1826), Seymour, Origen Storrs (1804-1881), Seymour, Ozias (1776-1851)

Extent: 4.17 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The papers are arranged in eight series:

Series 1. Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826), 1778-1837

Series 2. Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), 1797-1853

Series 3. Epaphroditus Seymour (1783-1854), 1806-1855

Series 4. Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881), 1788-1895

Series 5. Other Seymour family members, 1793-1923

Series 6. Third-party papers, 1781-1882

Series 7. Other papers, 1777-1888

Series 8. Oversize

Date Acquired: 00/00/1949. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Banks and banking - United States, Business enterprises - Connecticut - Litchfield, Connecticut. County Court (Litchfield County), Erie Canal (N.Y.) - History, Hat trade - Connecticut - Litchfield, Lawyers - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield (Conn.), Merchants - Connecticut - Litchfield, Postmasters - Connecticut - Litchfield, Seymour, Henry, 1780-1837, Seymour, Horatio, 1778-1857, Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886, Seymour, Mary H. (Mary Harrison), 1835-1913, Seymour, Moses, 1774-1826, Seymour family, Sheriffs - Connecticut - Litchfield, Storrs family, Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--Politics and government--1783-1865, Western Reserve (Ohio), Woodruff family, Yale College (1718-1887)

Forms of Material: Account books, Bonds (legal records), Broadsides (notices), Business records, Commonplace books, Correspondence, Criminal court records, Deeds, Diaries, Estate inventories, Financial records, Invitations, Judicial records, Land surveys, Legal documents, Memoirs, Notebooks, Promissory notes, Receipts, Recipes, Rewards of merit, Speeches, Writs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of the Seymour family of Litchfield, Conn. Principal figures are Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826); two of his sons, Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), and Epaphroditus Seymour (1783-1854); and Ozias Seymour's son, Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881). A number of other members of the Seymour family and its relatives, in particular, members of the Storrs family of Mansfield, Conn., and Woodruff family of Litchfield, are also represented. The papers include correspondence, business records, deeds and real estate records, estate records, legal papers, news clippings, and other items.

The papers are arranged in eight series:

Series 1. Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826), 1778-1837

Series 2. Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), 1797-1853

Series 3. Epaproditus Seymour (1783-1854), 1806-1855

Series 4. Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881), 1788-1895

Series 5. Other Seymour family members, 1793-1923

Series 6. Third-party papers, 1781-1882

Series 7. Other papers, 1777-1888

Series 8. Oversize

A description of each series and biographical information follows.

Series 1. Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826), 1778-1837

Maj. Moses Seymour was born in Hartford, Conn. in 1742 and died in Litchfield, Conn., in 1826. Early in his life, he moved to Litchfield, later becoming captain of a troop of horse in the 17th Connecticut militia regiment. In 1776, he was given the same rank in the 5th cavalry with which he served in repelling Maj. Gen. William Tryon's raid on Danbury, Conn., and at the surrender of Gen. John Burgoyne in 1777. He also served as commissary of supplies at Litchfield, which was then a depot for military stores. In 1783, he retired with the rank of major. A Democrat-Republican, or Republican as they generally called themselves, he held the office of town clerk for 37 years from 1789 until his death, was elected annually to the legislature from 1795 to 1811, and was active in the affairs of the  Episcopal church. He was greatly instrumental in developing the plan to use the proceeds of the sale of the Western Reserve for the promotion of public education. He was also involved in manufacturing hats with his brother, Samuel Seymour (1754-1837).

Maj. Seymour, the son of Moses Seymour and Rachel Goodwin Seymour, was married to Molly Marsh Seymour (1752-1826), the daughter of Ebenezer Marsh and Deborah Buell Marsh. They had six children, Clarissa Seymour Truman (1772-1865), Moses Seymour, Jr. (1774-1826), Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), Horatio Seymour (1780-1857), Henry Seymour (1780-1837) and Epaphroditus (more commonly, Epaphro) Seymour (1783-1854).

Several of Maj. Seymour's sons and grandsons achieved political prominence. His son Horatio was elected to the United States Senate from Vermont, serving two terms from 1821 until 1833. Another son, Henry, settled as a merchant in Pompey, New York, accumulated a fortune, and later moved to Utica. He was active in New York state politics and served as an Erie Canal commissioner. Henry's son Horatio served two terms as governor of New York. Maj. Seymour's grandson Origen Storrs Seymour was speaker of the house in the Connecticut legislature and later a judge of the state superior court and the state supreme court, ultimately becoming chief justice.

Most of the papers in this series is correspondence. Many of the letters discuss business, including matters related to land in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and the Western Reserve in Ohio; the manufacture of hats; and various financial dealings. Of note are two letters written during the American Revolutionary War, one by Peter Colt (1779) and one by Simeon Newell (undated), relating to Maj. Seymour's duties as a supply officer.

Series 2. Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), 1797-1853

Ozias, a son of Maj. Moses Seymour, was born in Litchfield in 1776 and died there in 1851. He was a pioneer manufacturer of hats, ran a farm, and served as deputy and later sheriff of Litchfield county from 1819 to 1834. He married Selima Storrs (1786-1814), a daughter of Dan Storrs and Ruth Conant Storrs of Mansfield, Conn. Ozias Seymour and Selima Storrs Seymour had four children: Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881), Henrietta Sophronia Seymour Woodruff (1806-1892), Amelia Seymour Sanford (1809-1833), and Maria Seymour Sanford (1813-1836).

Most of the papers in this series relate to Ozias Seymour's activities as sheriff. Also included is correspondence with several of his wife's brothers, Zalman Storrs, Lucius Storrs, and Juba Storrs.

Series 3. Epaphroditus Seymour (1783-1854), 1806-1855

Epaphroditus (commonly, Epaphro) Seymour was born in Litchfield in 1783 and died in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1854. He was educated at the Morris Academy in South Farms, Conn., and trained to become a merchant's clerk in Brooklyn, Conn. About 1802, his brother Henry convinced Epaphro to move to Guilford, Vt., and engage in trade. Henry settled in Pompey, N.Y.; Epaphro lived in Guilford until 1814, when he moved to Brattleboro and was associated with George Atherton in mercantile business. He continued there about four years. In 1821, the Bank of Brattleboro was chartered. Seymour was chosen cashier in 1822, continuing until 1837, when he was elected president. Among his interests was horse breeding. He married Mary Root Seymour (abt. 1800-1841). They had one child, who died in 1830 at age two.

Most of the papers in this series relate to Seymour's business dealings.

Series 4: Origin Storrs Seymour (1804-1881), 1788-1895

Origen Storrs Seymour, son of Ozias Seymour, was born in Litchfield in 1804 and died there in 1882. He graduated from Yale College in 1824, attended the Litchfield Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1826. He began immediately to practice in Litchfield and continued for more than 50 years. He was elected to various town offices and often represented the town in the general assembly of which he was a speaker in 1850. He was served in the United States Congress from 1851 to 1855. He was then elected one of the judges of the Superior Court and was on the bench for eight years. In 1864 and 1865, he was the Democratic nominee for governor of the state. In 1870, he was elected judge of the Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals of the State of Connecticut, and in 1873 became chief justice, an office he filled until he retired in 1874 upon reaching the constitutional age limit. Often after his retirement he was employed as referee in important cases. The new practice code, adopted by the legislature in 1879, was prepared by a commission over which he presided. In the last year of his life he was elected unanimously to the legislature. He married Lucy M. Woodruff (1807-1894), the daughter of Morris Woodruff and Candace Woodruff. They had four children: Edward Woodruff Seymour (1832-1892), Storrs Ozias Seymour (1836-1918), Maria Seymour (1838-1878), and Morris Woodruff Seymour (1842-1920).

Some of the correspondence in this series is from former classmates at Yale. There are several letters from members of the Storrs and Woodruff families. Seymour also provided his uncle Epaphroditus Seymour legal advice. Other papers relate to Seymour's legal work. Seymour was the first president of the Connecticut Bar Association and the series contains the draft of the speech he made at the first meeting in 1875.

Series 5. Other Seymour family members, 1793-1923

This series contains the papers of a number of Seymour family members, including their spouses. In the detailed listing, the relationship of the family members to the principal figures is noted when known.

Among these family members are three more of Maj. Seymour's sons: Moses Seymour Jr. (1774-1826), Horatio Seymour (1778-1857), and Henry Seymour (1780-1837). Moses Jr. was a merchant and businessman in Litchfield and his correspondence documents these activities. Horatio Seymour moved to Vermont and was politically active. His correspondence includes letters written while he served in the United States Senate. Henry Seymour moved to New York, settling in Utica. He was an Erie Canal commissioner, and some of his letters contain references to the project. Henry committed suicide in 1837; although his death is discussed in some correspondence, the exact nature is only alluded to. This series also includes letters written by Henry's son Horatio Seymour, who was active in New York politics and served as governor 1853-1854 and 1863-1864. Horatio Seymour was nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate in 1868, losing to Republican Ulysses S. Grant.

Members of the Storrs and Woodruff families are represented here as they married into the Seymour family and there are exchanges between the Seymours and their in-laws, most notably among Selima Storrs Seymour's brothers Zalmon Storrs, Lucius Seymour, and Juba Seymour and Lucy Woodruff Seymour's brother Lewis B. Woodruff, her son Morris Woodruff Seymour, and her cousins.

Another item of interest is an 1892 letter written by Harriett Beecher Stowe to her friend, Mary Harrison Browne Storrs (1835-1913), wife of Storrs Ozias Seymour, in which Stowe thanks Storrs for remembering her birthday. Mary Browne Storrs was an author and artist, publishing books and contributing to periodicals in the 1860s and 1870s. Examples of her work can be found in Series 8, Oversize.

Series 6. Third-party papers, 1781-1882

This small series contains all of the correspondence not included in the above series, plus personal papers related to known individuals. Of note are the account book and diary, both from the late 1780s, of Ruth Conant Storrs, the mother of Selima Storrs Seymour. There is also a 1791 letter from the prominent South Carolina merchant, slave trader, and politican Henry Laurens to his son discussing business matters.

Series 7. Other papers, 1777-1888

This series consists of papers that cannot be associated with a specific Seymour family member, deeds, miscellaneous legal and business records, writings, and other papers. In particular are business records relating to partnerships between Ozias Seymour and Charles Seymour, and Ozias Seymour and Epaphroditus Seymour. There are a large number of deeds and papers also include other business and legal records and writings.

Series 8. Oversize

This series contains account books, ledgers, and day books regarding the business activities of Charles Seymour, Epaphroditus Seymour, Moses Seymour, and Ozias Seymour that document their hat manufacturing business and other activities. The series also contains the journals and notebooks of author and artist Mary Harrison Browne Seymour (who used the initials "M.H.S." to sign her work), as described above in Series 6, Other Seymour family members. Of particular interest is an album, 1861-1914, that contains many of her cartoons and examples of her published work, touching on topics that range from domestic life, husbands, and hairstyles to comments on national issues and elections.

Subject/Index Terms

Banks and banking - United States
Business enterprises - Connecticut - Litchfield
Connecticut. County Court (Litchfield County)
Erie Canal (N.Y.) - History
Hat trade - Connecticut - Litchfield
Lawyers - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
Merchants - Connecticut - Litchfield
Postmasters - Connecticut - Litchfield
Seymour, Henry, 1780-1837
Seymour, Horatio, 1778-1857
Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886
Seymour, Mary H. (Mary Harrison), 1835-1913
Seymour, Moses, 1774-1826
Seymour family
Sheriffs - Connecticut - Litchfield
Storrs family
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--Politics and government--1783-1865
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Woodruff family
Yale College (1718-1887)

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: The bulk of the collection was donated by Mrs. Origen S. (Frances Lord) Seymour in 1949, with additional gifts in 194 and 1955.  Mrs. James P. Woodruff donated a small group of Seymour papers in 1952. Additional gifts were made by Storrs O. Seymour, Mrs. Edward W. Seymour (1918); Edward W. Seymour (1919), Eaton Jones (1971), and Mary Brewster (1972).

Alternate Extent Statement: 10 Hollinger boxes

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Origen S. Seymour

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials:

Beckwith family papers, 1762-1972

Boardman & Seymour records, 1794-1811

Woodruff family collection, 1779-1966

Preferred Citation: Seymour family papers (1949-37-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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[Series 1: Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826), 1778-1837],
[Series 2: Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), 1797-1853],
[Series 3: Epaphroditus Seymour (1783-1854), 1806-1855],
[Series 4: Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881), 1788-1895],
[Series 5: Other Seymour family members, 1793-1923],
[Series 6: Third-party papers, 1781-1882],
[Series 7: Other papers, 1777-1888],
[Series 8: Oversize],
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Series 1: Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826), 1778-1837Add to your cart.
See also Series 8, Oversize, for Moses Seymour account books.
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence, 1779-1826Add to your cart.
Arranged alphabetically by creator, and then chronologically. One oversize 1797 letter from Jonathan Brace is listed at the end of this sub-series.
Folder 1: Adams, Andrew, 1786 Apr 12Add to your cart.
Writes from New Haven that he has Seymour's letter to him and his sons but has not had time to digest a subject with which he is so little acquainted, but he can say generally that he likes it and that he should be fond of becoming a partner Seymour's business.
Folder 2: Bacon, Josiah, 1789 May 20Add to your cart.
Short note in which Bacon states that he has concluded to let Seymour have the swine.
Folder 3: Barber, Timothy, [?] Sep 17Add to your cart.
Writes from Madison, Ind., to his "uncle" about news of Rhoda and family and friends; discusses price of land and produce; country is very good for growing;
Folder 4: Beach, Milo, 1786 Jul 4Add to your cart.
Offers an explanation for while there is a delay in making a sugar bowl and creamer; has not been able to get silver; has lacked tools; a workman was poisoned.
Folder 5: Bradley, Ebenzer and Hezekiah, 1785-1786Add to your cart.
Two letters regarding mink and fox furs that Seymour has provided them; some are in substandard condition and prices Bishop & Hotchkiss has paid for them has been reduced.
Folder 6: Bishop & Hotchkiss, 1791 Nov 29Add to your cart.
Write from New Haven regarding wool.
Folder 7: Boardman, Daniel and Boardman, Elijah, 1794 Dec 29Add to your cart.
Discuss purchasing shares in the land on which the store stands.
Folder 8: Boardman, Elijah, 1795-1805Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1795 Apr 9Add to your cart.
Boardman would welcome Seymour's son Henry living with him.
Item 2: 1797 Nov 1Add to your cart.
Discusses the state law which enables towns to enact bylaws to secure public health; discusses the opinion that the law enables towns to remove a dam or obstruction if the retained water is injurious to the health of town inhabitants; mentions Mr. Ruggles' dam; asks for Seymour's opinion on the matter; discusses tearing down Mr. Ruggles' dam.
Item 3: 1798 Jan 12Add to your cart.
Seymour's son Henry is sick; description of the circumstances.
Item 4: 1803 Apr 12Add to your cart.
Reports election results.
Folder 9: Bradley, Abraham, 1816, 1825Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1816 Jul 4Add to your cart.
Writes from Washington, D.C., commenting on the current religious fervor in Connecticut; describes Washington and Congress.
Item 2: 1825 Sep 6Add to your cart.
Writes from Washington, D.C., discussing apppointment of a postmaster in Litchfield and the visit of Gen. Lafayette.
Folder 10: Bull, Wadsworth, 1803 May 30Add to your cart.
Writes from Granville, N.Y. to "Post Master Litchfield" inquiring of the whereabouts of Dr. Silas Remmington.
Folder 11: Burr, Sturgis, 1791 Nov-DecAdd to your cart.
Two letters in which Bull, writing from New Haven, discusses wool.
Folder 12: Catlin, Lynde, 1794 Feb 20Add to your cart.
Writes from New York, enclosing newspapers that Sam Marsh requested Catlin forward.
Folder 13: Champion, Epaphroditus, 1794 Aug 28Add to your cart.
Writes from East Haddam regarding a hogshead of Montserat rum for Seymour and rods for nails and brads.
Folder 14: Cleveland, George, 1818-1822Add to your cart.
Four letters written from Middlebury, Vt., in which Cleveland discusses property there.
Folder 15: Colt, Peter, 1779 Mar 3Add to your cart.
Colt, deputy commissary of supplies, writes during the American Revolutionary War; militia has been called to defend New London; there is urgent need of flour, wheat, rye, and corn; secure all Seymour can in a silent manner; if he finds any quantity that is hoarded up, seize it at once; send all the public flour within his reach or they starve.
Folder 16: Crocker, Jonathan, Jr., 1800 Jan 10Add to your cart.
Writes from Rensselearville regarding his appointment as executor of estate and lodging the note with Gen. Swift.
Folder 17: Crosswell, Thomas, 1790, 1801Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1790 May 6Add to your cart.
Writes from North East that he is leaving for Catskill tomorrow; Dr. Thompson said it was necessary to repair there immediately; Dr. Thompson thinks an assortment of medicines should sell well; he thinks it might be well to get introductory letters from druggists in New York; Croswell asks if Seymour could obtain a certificate from Dr. Smith; discusses Will's affairs and hats; has notes from Will, Andro Negro, or Frazier.
Item 2: 1801 Mar 26Add to your cart.
Writes from Catskill regarding appointment of commissioners.
Folder 18: Croswell, Caleb, 1785 Feb-NovAdd to your cart.
Writes from Hartford.
Item 1: 1785 Feb 21Add to your cart.
Writes regarding an account and Seymour's deed.
Item 2: 1785 May 22Add to your cart.
Writes regarding [?] attending the dancing school and its cost.
Item 3: 1785 Nov 28Add to your cart.
Writes regarding our late school master Mr. Wells.
Folder 19: Darling, Theron, 1821 Jan 23Add to your cart.
Writes from Orwell regarding his father's service in the American Revolutionary War.
Folder 20: DeBerard, C. J., 1783 Aug 4Add to your cart.
Writes from Hartford regarding the payment for schooling of Seymour's daughter Clarissa.
Folder 21: Elmendorph, Cornelius, 1784 Aug-SepAdd to your cart.
Two letters regarding the securing of a parson.
Folder 22: Elmendorph, Cornelius, 1785, 1789Add to your cart.
Two letters dated 1785 and one dated 1789 regarding the manufacturing and selling of hats; a letter dated 1789 with news of Elmendorph's family.
Folder 23: Elmendorph, Cornelius, 1790-1791Add to your cart.
Writes from North East.
Item 1: 1790 Apr 30Add to your cart.
News of family and friends.
Item 2: 1791 Aug 20Add to your cart.
News of family friends; expects Seymour will come in the wagon as Elmendorph has many articles for him; hopes his daughter is well.
Item 3: 1791 Nov 25Add to your cart.
Gentlemen and trustees from the town of Esopus are in pursuit of a Latin and French teacher and Elmendorph asks for Seymour's recommendation; has about 40 rats and 3 racoons for his friend Seymour.
Folder 24: Elmendorph, Cornelius, 1793 Apr-OctAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1793 Apr 3Add to your cart.
Informs Seymour of the death this day of his son Anthony.
Item 2: 1793 Jul 30Add to your cart.
Has not heard from Seymour or his family and is eager to receive correspondence; news of his family; if Seymour has any fur hats he will be thankful for a few.
Item 3: 1793 Apr 28Add to your cart.
News of his family and community; wishes to see Seymour and his family.
Item 4: 1793 Oct 17Add to your cart.
Received some hats which were agreeable and if agreeable please make two hats; would be agreeable for him to hear from a friend he so esteemed and wishes he could keep a more lively correspondence; news of family.
Folder 25: Elmendorph, Cornelius, 1794, 1796Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1794 Aug 11Add to your cart.
Elmendorph is happy to receive a line from Seymour a few days ago; news of family; Leah must remain at home or she would positively visit Litchfield; she has a very passionate regard for Litchfield and particularly Seymour's family; discusses sending him goods and acknowledges receipt of reems of paper.
Item 2: 1794 Oct 9Add to your cart.
Expresses his frustration that he may never see Seymour here again; would be glad to employ and acquaintance of Seymour's and he would like to have shoe makers of good character, also a good saddler and harness maker.
Item 3: 1796 Oct 18Add to your cart.
Takes the liberty to send Seymour a small quantity of check flenning for our store at Red Hook on account of Van Ness and Elmendorph; would Seymour's son send us what we want to the amount of about $70 and if Seymour's son does not have enough will Seymour assist, perhaps Col. Tallmadge, Mr. Dimmen, etc.; discusses terms and items sought; discusses building his business and building a dwelling at Red Hook.
Folder 26: Elmendorph, Cornelius, 1797-1808Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1797 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Writes from Rhinebeck that he has enjoyed Seymour's letter and the company of his son; involved in many matters since Seymour saw him last; describes them; has a new daughter which takes Mrs. Elmendorph's attention; has a good supply of hats and furs, but would be glad of three or four dozen boys [felts?]; discusses a horse; his daughters will never forget Mrs. Seymour's kindness.
Item 2: 1798 Apr 1798Add to your cart.
Received Seymour's last letter and two castor hats; requests several more of different types; has skins for Seymour; news of family; sorry to hear of his Harry's attack of small pox and rejoices at his recovery; may visit Seymour with goods in a few days.
Item 3: 1808 Oct 11Add to your cart.
Has been some time since he last beheld Seymour; his son and daughter will be passing through Litchfield; news of his family; encourages Seymour and Mrs. Seymour to visit; his public house affords him good support.
Folder 27: Elmendorph, Samuel, 1786 [?] 4Add to your cart.
Writes from Clinton requesting Seymour to make a beaver hat and send it as soon as possible.
Folder 28: Forbes, Adams and Lewis, 1791 Dec 2Add to your cart.
Has the hats Mr. Saunders has delivered; believe they can sell a number of hats if they are constantly supplied; discuss hat business.
Folder 29: Goodman, Thomas, 1791 Nov 17Add to your cart.
Writes from West Hartford that he has enclosed an order in favor of Lemuel Rowell given by Joseph Whiting on Capt. Stoddard and would Seymour assist in its collection since Mrs. Rowell is a poor woman.
Folder 30: Grant, Ephraim, 1783 Aug 20Add to your cart.
Writes from Newburgh regarding the contractors' desire to know Seymour's demands so they may close their books.
Folder 31: Graves, Elisha, 1816 Apr 18Add to your cart.
Writes from Lenox to report that he some evil-minded persons seek to defame his character by circulating reports that he had committed offences while he was in Connecticut; since Seymour knows him well and is the keeper of records, would he provide information that will put the matter to rest.
Folder 32: Hills, Ebenezer, 1784-1786Add to your cart.
Three letters written from Oswaygo and Dutchess County regarding payment of money to Seymour.
Folder 33: Hillyer, Andrew, 1785 Sep 20Add to your cart.
Writes from Simsbury that he received Seymour's orders under Adj. Kirby; discusses reviewing in Simsbury.
Folder 34: Hopkings, Dr. Lemuel, 1786 Mar 5Add to your cart.
Provides an account of money borrowed and notes from Jacob Barker, Constant Barker, and Mr. Tracy.
Folder 35: Hubbard, Timothy, 1798 Jan 30Add to your cart.
Writes from Sheffield regarding debts.
Folder 36: Hubbell, Richard, Jr., 1797 Sep 8Add to your cart.
Writes regarding Gov. Wolcott's answer to a matter involving Robert William Wetmore.
Folder 37: Hubbard, Nehemiah, 1786 Jan-FebAdd to your cart.
Two letters written from Middletown regarding settlement of accounts from when Seymour was quartermaster during the American Revolutionary War. Seymour must attest to and provide facts about the manner in which he handled some matters.
Folder 38: Judson, Hiram, 1821 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Writes from Sheffield regarding his note.
Folder 39: Jeffery, John, 1782 May 20Add to your cart.
Writes from Hartford regarding Seymour's receipt of money.
Folder 40: Kingsbury, Andrew, 1803 Jun 29Add to your cart.
Writes from the Treasury Office regarding a warrant.
Folder 41: Kirby, Edmond, 1820 Aug 25Add to your cart.
Writes from Brownsville reporting that in response to Seymour's desire to obtain a pair of moccasins, he is sending a pair made by a member of the Sagana tribe.
Folder 42: Lee, Samuel, 1784-1785Add to your cart.
Writes regarding the camp under his command.
Folder 43: Lewis, Samuel, 1785 Oct 9Add to your cart.
Capt. Joseph Wells is going to call his troops in Bristol and he would pleased if Seymour would come and see them.
Folder 44: Lyman, Samuel, 1785 Jul 12Add to your cart.
Writes from Springfield regarding his account in favor on Jacob Barker's estate.
Folder 45: Newell, Simeon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Writes from Blue Swamp, Litchfield, during the American Revolutionary War about the availabilty and difficulty of obtaing wheat.
Folder 46: Nickelson, Angus, 1794, 1796Add to your cart.
Two letters written from New Milford regarding iron for Seymour's mill.
Folder 47: Phelps, Charles B., 1820 Aug 8Add to your cart.
Wants to know whether John Durand ever owned any land in Litchfield; if so, where and its value.
Folder 48: Phelps, Samuel, 1817 Apr 15Add to your cart.
Writes from Middlebury regarding a matter involving Jesse Spencer's estate.
Folder 49: Ranney, Stephen, undatedAdd to your cart.
Explains why Seymour's shingles are not ready and proposes to deliver all next week.
Folder 50: Root, Timothy, 1788 Sep 27Add to your cart.
Writes from Farmington regarding meetings of Capt. Wills's and Capt. Weller's companies.
Folder 51: Seymour, Moses to Kirby, Ephraim, 1779 Jul 4Add to your cart.
Writes from Hartford during the American Revolutionay War about procuring wheat to send westward.
Folder 52: Seymour, Moses to Kirby, Ephraim, 1783 Mar 12Add to your cart.
Writes from Albany and reports that he has been unable to visit Kirby at Saratoga; would like to purchase racoon skins; Mr. Tracy has an heir.
Folder 53: Seymour, Moses to Kirby, Ephraim, 1800 May 12Add to your cart.
Requests a job for his son Ozias in conducting the national census in Litchfield County.
Folder 54: Seymour, Moses to Kirby, Ephraim, 1800 Oct 10Add to your cart.
Encloses an attested copy of the vote of the town of Litchfield; John Tallmadge has asked whether Kirby wants flax seed.
Folder 55: Seymour, Moses to Kirby, Ephraim, 1804 Apr 20Add to your cart.
Reports news of Litchfield; death of Sheriff Abbe; Federalism is at the point of death; Sally Thomson's defamation lawsuit against the deacon; Parson Huntington's defamation lawsuit against Babcock; attempts to divide the Republicans; political majorities in several Connecticut counties.
Folder 56: Sharp, Col. [?], 1820 Sep 19Add to your cart.
Writes regarding the purchase of an unspecified lot.
Folder 57: Shethar, John, 1785 Jun-DecAdd to your cart.
Three letters written from Kinderhook regarding the sale of his place.
Folder 58: Stanley, Frederick, 1799 Oct 3Add to your cart.
Stanley is please to see Epaphro come; Brooklyn has very few loose immoral people, so that a young gentleman will not meet with so many temptations.
Folder 59: Strong, Jedediah, 1797 Apr-SepAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Strong, Jedidiah to [?], 1786 Apr 7Add to your cart.
Writes to an unknown third party regarding his account with the Barber estate.
Item 2: 1797 Apr 19Add to your cart.
Mr. Wessells and he seek Seymour's advice, after which he may expect a generous pecuniary reward.
Item 3: 1797 Sep 18Add to your cart.
Letter is addressed to Moses Seymour and Salmon Buell asking that they come as soon as convenient to close certain antiquated affairs.
Folder 60: Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1808 Apr 4Add to your cart.
Writes from Washington to report on the documents which are to be made public by the Congress; forwards three packets from pages one to 88.
Folder 61: Thomas, James, 1820-1821Add to your cart.
Three letters from the Comptroller's Office regarding collection of town taxes.
Folder 62: Wadsworth, Elijah, 1801 May-JunAdd to your cart.
Writes from Canfield, Ohio.
Item 1: 1801 May 6Add to your cart.
Things are going exceedingly well there; people who came out with him are buying farms and making preparation for their families; when Seymour can, he begs his attention to attend to his business in Litchfield.
Item 2: 1801 Jun 13Add to your cart.
Forgot to mention in his last letter that he must pay the State of Connecticut for interest and would Seymour take care of that at any cost.
Folder 63: Webster, Abner, 1799 Dec 31Add to your cart.
Writes from Hamilton, N.Y., that he desires to pay his debt, but it is out of his power to do so at present; his town and farm are isolated; describes hardships and poor health; there are advantages of living in the wood, but the disadvantages more than balance them.
Folder 64: Webster, Truman, 1803 Dec 20Add to your cart.
Writes from West Hartford that he is ashamed that he has been unable to pay what is due Seymour, but he has been in ill health; promises to come to Litchfield and pay his debt.
Folder 65: Wheeler, Lemuel, 1785 Apr-SepAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1785 Apr 7Add to your cart.
If Seymour gives Luther Stoddard, who is obligated to go to Litchfield on account of a debt, the liberty of the town, then Wheeler will indemnify Seymour.
Item 2: 1785 Sep 30Add to your cart.
Capt. Samuel Lee is very sick and not able to write; thinks it agreeable to have the company meet as planned.
Folder 66: Wildman, Deodat, 1785 Sep 26Add to your cart.
The reason for his nonperformance has been Mrs. Wildman's poor health.
Folder 67: Williams, Samuel, 1785 Mar 30Add to your cart.
Writes from Wethersfield that money is a scarce article there and he will pay Seymour at least part of his money as soon as he collects some.
Folder 68: Yale, Braddum, 1826 Mar 4Add to your cart.
Writes from Schodack regarding the disposal of the Bishop property.
Item 1: Brace, Jonathan, 1797 Sep 2Add to your cart.
Writes from Hartford regarding a hat. Currently stored in 3B box 3.
Sub-Series 2: Other papers, 1778-1837Add to your cart.
Arranged alphabetically.
Folder 1: Bills and receipts, 1719-1819Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bills and receipts, 1823-1825, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Carding machine titles memorandum, 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Commission, Captain, State of Connecticut, 1778 Feb 18Add to your cart.
Signed by Gov. Jonathan Trumbull.
Folder 5: Commission, Major, State of Connecticut, 1784 Jun 8Add to your cart.
Signed by Gov. Matthew Griswold.
Folder 6: Estate of Rodgers, Eunice, order of commissioners, 1816 Jul 1Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Estate of Seymour, Maj. Moses, 1826 Feb-OctAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Estate of Seymour, Maj. Moses, 1826 NovAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Estate of Seymour, Maj. Moses, 1826Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Estate of Seymour, Maj. Moses, 1827-1837Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Family record, Bradley, Comfort, circa 1810sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: First School Society, 1825 OctAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Papers regarding land in Lawsville, Pa., 1803, 1806Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Papers regarding land in Lawsville, Pa., 1806, 1808Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Papers regarding land in Lawsville, Pa., 1809-1810Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Papers regarding land in Lawsville, Pa., 1811-1820Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Papers regarding land in Lawsville, Pa., 1821Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Papers regarding land in Lawsville, Pa., 1823-1824Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Papers regarding land in Lawsville, Pa., 1825-1826, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Lease, Seymour, Moses; Wolcott, Frederick; Wadsworth, Elijah; Seymour, Moses, Jr.; Skinner, Roger; and Smith, Aaron to Deming, Julius land in Litchfield, Conn., 1803 Mar 4Add to your cart.
Photocopy.
Folder 21: Pass to travel on the sabbath, 1797 Jan 28Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Promissory notes, 1780-1798Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Promissory notes, 1801-1808Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Promissory notes, 1812-1826Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Statement regarding deposition of Roger Skinner, 1805 JulAdd to your cart.

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