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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 Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion ...

Richard Miller] [Devens - History - 1867 - 706 pages
...the Adjutant General for Mrs. Bixby: EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, 2 1st Nov., 1864. " Dear Madam j 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...
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Incidents of the United States Christian Commission

Edward Parmelee Smith - United States - 1869 - 602 pages
...Gettysburg and his second inaugural address : EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, Nov. 21st, 1864. DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department, a statement of the Adjutant-Genera! of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died glori„ . e ously...
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Journal of Education, Volume 88

Education - 1918 - 692 pages
...has now joined the street beggars in Delmenhors-Oldenburg, to get a living. LINCOLN'S LETTER. "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 Pioneer Boy: And how He Became President, The Story of the Life of ...

William M. Thayer - Biography & Autobiography - 1882 - 430 pages
...and wrote the following letter to her : — "EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, Nov. zist, 1864. " 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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The Lincoln Memorial: Album-immortelles: Original Life Pictures, with ...

Osborn Hamiline Oldroyd - 1882 - 614 pages
...sons who have died gloriously on the field of 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 cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln

Charles Maltby - California - 1884 - 340 pages
...touching, sympathetic letter to a widow lady : " EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 21, 1864. " DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War...must be any words of mine, which should attempt to be given you from a loss so overwhelming.^ But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolations...
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The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion ...

Richard Miller Devens - United States - 1884 - 748 pages
...Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of fivesons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I...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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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 928 pages
...The letter was dated November 21, 1864, before the excitement of his second election was over: " DEAR MADAM : — I have been shown, in the files of the...words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1886 - 804 pages
...1864, before the excitement of his second election was over: " DEAR MADAM : — I have been shown.in the files of the War Department, a statement, of the...words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found...
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The Lawyer: The Statesman and the Soldier

George Sewall Boutwell - United States - 1887 - 252 pages
...The letter was dated November 21, 1864, before the excitement of his second election was over: " 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 can not refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found...
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