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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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Abraham Lincoln

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 208 pages
...letter to Mrs. Bixby of Boston, a poor widow who had lost five sons, killed in battle : — MY DEAK 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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Abraham Lincoln: An Oration Delivered Before the Lincoln Union

Henry Watterson - Presidents - 1899 - 62 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 can not refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found...
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Abraham Lincoln, Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United ...

William Harrison Lambert - 1899 - 32 pages
...fullest proof — as when to the Massachusetts mother whose five sons had fallen in battle he wrote " 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 to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic...
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Science and Industry: 1898-99, Volume 3

Science - 1899 - 676 pages
...University as " a specimen of the purest English and most elegant diction extant" : DEAR MADAME : — -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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln for Boys and Girls

Charles Washington Moores - Presidents - 1900 - 156 pages
...• A. LINCOLN. To a mother whose five sons had died for their country he wrote this 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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Lincoln's Words on Living Questions: A Collection of All the Recorded ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1900 - 186 pages
...see it tried on him personally. (November 21, 1864, Letter to Mrs. Blxby— Van Buren, p. 392.) Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department...you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I 35 cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic...
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The Anglo-Saxon Review, Volume 7

Bookbinding - 1900 - 308 pages
...can't spare that man : he fights !' I have been shown, in the files of the War Department, a statement that you are the mother of five sons who have died...words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from your grief for a loss so overwhelming ; but I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation...
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The Inland Educator, Volumes 9-10

Education - 1900 - 654 pages
...(England) university halls as a specimen of the purest English and the most elegant diction extant : "Dear Madam:— I have been shown in the files of the war...mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the battle field. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Henry Ketcham - Presidents - 1901 - 516 pages
...Mrs. Bixby, of Boston, Mass., the followinj letter which needs 110 comment or explanation : " 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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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 262 pages
...commanders. XXXVI LETTER OF CONDOLENCE TO MRS. BIXBY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS November 21, 1864. 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 197 be found in the thanks of the Republic...
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