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" DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words... "
Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ... - Page 133
by Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 pages
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The North American Review, Volume 170, Issues 4-6

1900 - 484 pages
...Boston: "Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21st, 1864. "Dear Madam— "I have been shown in the fiies of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation which may be found In the thanks of the Republic...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 848 pages
...the time in the hospital : — KXKCUTITX MAKUOH, WABHIKOTOX, .\ ••!•''•:• 21, 1 - M. DEAR MADAM: — I have been shown in the files of the War...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to yon the consolation that may be found in the thanks «f the Republic...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 866 pages
...severely wounded at the time in the hospital : — EIICUTJVI MAJCSIUX, WABUIKOTOI, Nottmbtr 21, ISM. DEAR MADAM : — I have been shown in the files of the...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic...
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Assassination of the President: A Discourse on the Death of Abraham Lincoln

George Washington Colman - 1865 - 20 pages
...President of the United States, Nov. 21, 1864, was received by Mrs. Bixby, a poor widow in Boston: "Dear Madam, — I have been shown in the files of the War...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 506 pages
...Annual Mftange. recently wounded, was lying in a hospital, and bears date November 21st, 1864. " DEAR MADAM : — I have been shown in the files of the...battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine, which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming ; but I...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Booksellers and bookselling - 1865 - 980 pages
...MADAM — I have been shown, ic *he files of the War Department, a statement of the Adjutant-ueneral of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five...must be any words of mine, which should attempt to bcguilu you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I can not refrain from tendering to you the...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - Presidents - 1865 - 898 pages
...wounded at the time in the hospital:— Ki«cunv« MANSION, WiSuiseTOn, Ifowmbtr n, IStt DEAK MAJ>AM :—I have been shown in the files of the War Department...statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, that yon are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 556 pages
...he found time to write the following tetter: " EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864, "Dear Madam: — I have been shown, in the files of the...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But 3 cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic...
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President Lincoln; Self-pourtrayed

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow - Presidents - 1866 - 264 pages
...sons in the war, and whose sixth was in hospital, seriously wounded, may here be inserted : — " Dear Madam, — I have been shown in the files of the War...should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss BO overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the...
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The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion ...

Richard Miller Devens - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 748 pages
...Dear Madam : I have been shown in the files of the War Department n statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that mav be found in the thanks of the republic...
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