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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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KINGS OF THE PLATFORM AND PULPIT

MELVILLE D. LANDON - 1893 - 672 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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Personal Reminiscences, 1840-1890: Including Some Not Hitherto Published of ...

Lucius Eugene Chittenden - Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) - 1893 - 464 pages
...as I trust, to Almighty God for having directed my countrymen to a right conclusion." To that Boston mother of " five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle" he wrote among other comforting words: " I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 274 pages
...and their gallant and skilful commanders. A Letter to Mrs. Bixley, of Boston. November 21, 1864 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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Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 270 pages
...and their gallant and skilful commanders. A Letter to Mrs. £ixley, of Boston. November 21, 1864 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, Volume 10

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 410 pages
...lasts. A. LINCOLN. LETTER TO MRS. BIXBY, OF BOSTON, MASS l EXECUTIVE MANSION, November 21, 1864. Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department...attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so over1This is one of Lincoln's most famous letters on account of its evident sincerity and the purity...
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Complete Works, Volume 3

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 432 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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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865, Volume 64

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1894 - 268 pages
...and their gallant and skilful commanders. A Letter to Mrs. Bixley, of Boston. November 21, 1864 Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department...died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how r/i" weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894 - 854 pages
...MRS. BIXBT. EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 21, 1864. MRS. BIXBY, Boston, Massachusetts. Dear Madam : I have been shown in the files of the War...statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that vou are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field" of battle. I feel how weak and...
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The Inland Educator: A Journal for the Progressive Teacher ..., Volumes 9-10

Francis M. Stalker, Charles Madison Curry, Walter W. Storms - Education - 1900 - 718 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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Early Speeches, Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1899 - 196 pages
...21, 1864 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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