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Dear Sir, 

            I learn from Mr. Spencer attorney to George Jones [Jr.?] that the money coming from Edward Livingston may be calculated upon the next week. Which will be to us very acceptable, and I presume it may be to you------- 

           Mamma Colt* desires me to mention, to you that she is extremely anxious to have the Tomb Stones sent to Lyme, as soon as convenient, as she feels uneasy at having the Grave so long without a monument. 

          No Appoty [opportunity?] offers for permit [fast?] conveyance is the cause of my writing by post. 

                                                                         I am Sir with esteem

                                                                                 Yours cordially

                                                                                    Zr Seymour

                                                                                    Hudson 14 July 1798



 Zachariah Seymour [born 4 January 1759 son of Zachariah Seymour and Sarah Steele] married Elizabeth Colt 5 May 1786 in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. (This information is from the International Genealogical Index at the LDS site and it should be verified.)  Zachariah Seymour is in the 1790 census of Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York and soon after removed to Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York. He died 3 July 1822 and his wife Elizabeth 30 June 1850.  They are both buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York. See:  UsGenNet, Ontario County.

*Mamma Colt is probably Elizabeth (Turner) Colt. 

Elisha Colt [oldest son of Harris Colt b 19 February 1731 died at Lyme, Connecticut 5 March 1797 and Elizabeth Turner] born 26 February 1758.  He was Comptroller of Connecticut 1806-181 

Children of Harris Colt and Elizabeth Turner: 

i.                     Elisha, b Feb 26, 1758,m. 1st Rebecca Butler; m. 2d, Mrs. Lucretia Davis Goodwin, who d. 1820.  He was Comptroller of Conn. From 1806-1818; d. Aug. 1827.  Hartford, Ct.

ii.                   Arnold, b Sept. 10, 1760, Wyoming, Pa.

iii.                 Lucretia, b. April 19, 1762, m. Hon. Isaac Spencer.

iv.        Elizabeth, b March 6, 1764, m. Zachariah Seymour, lived Canandaigua, N.Y.

v.                  Harris, b. Jan. 29, 1766, unmarried.

vi.                    Anne, b. Oct. 19, 1767, d. Aug. 5, 1768.

vii.                  Peter, b. Oct. 31, 1769, unmarried

viii.                Anna, b. Dec. 1, 1771, m. Capt. Job P. Tabor. Baton Rouge, La.

ix.                  Temperance, b. Dec. 31, 1773, d. March, 1791

x.                     Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1776

xi.                   Sally, b. Oct. 29, 17782 


1 Harvey, Oscar Jewell, The Harvey Book, E. E. Yordy & Co., Wilkesbarre, PA, 1899

2 Loomis, Elias, The Descendants of Joseph Loomis Vol I, Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, New Haven, 1880