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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 Compromises of Life, and Other Lectures and Addresses, Including Some ...

Henry Watterson - Southern States - 1903 - 500 pages
...following letter to Mrs. Bixby, of Boston, a poor widow who had lost five sons killed in battle. My Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department...words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in...
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Language Lessons from Literature: Book I-II, Book 2

Alice Woodworth Cooley, William Franklin Webster - English language - 1903 - 458 pages
...purest English and most elegant diction extant. Write the letter from dictation. Make no mistake. DEAR MADAM, — I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you were the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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Abraham Lincoln: A True Life

James Baldwin - Diligence - 1904 - 298 pages
...his soul. The following letter, written to a stricken mother whom he did not know, is one: — " DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1905 - 446 pages
...not matter. EXECUTIVE MANSION Washington, November 21, 1864. MRS. BIXBY, Boston, Massachusetts. 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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Four Great American Presidents: No. 1. Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln

Frances Melville Perry, Henry William Elson - 1905 - 372 pages
...sons had fallen in battle : " EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, " November 21, 1864. "MRS. BIXBY, " 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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Specimen Letters

Albert Stanburrough Cook, Allen Rogers Benham - American letters - 1905 - 176 pages
...Mrs. Bixby Executive Mansion, Washington, November 21, 1864. MRS. BIXBY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS : 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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The Craftsman, Volume 8

Gustav Stickley - Architecture, Domestic - 1905 - 958 pages
...extracts must be made. The first shows the tenderness of his heart and reveals the real man: "Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department...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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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 3

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1905 - 428 pages
...following letter to Mrs. Bixby, of Boston, a poor widow who had lost five sons killed in battle. My Dear Madam : I have been shown in the files of the War...words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in...
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The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

Thomas Dixon - African Americans - 1905 - 442 pages
...sons in the war. Over and over she read its sentences until they echoed as solemn music in her soul: "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they...
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The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, Illustrated by ...

Thomas Dixon (Jr.) - Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) - 1905 - 424 pages
...sons in the war. Over and over she read its sentences until they echoed as solemn music in her soul: "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they...
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