Condolence letters on the death of Anna Lathrop Hewes, 1892

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[typeset] James F. Dudley William H. King Ass't. Secretaries A.C. Bayne, Secy. Wm B. [Cla?] VicePres't. J. Goodnow, Pres't. {photo} [typeset] Aetna Insurance Company of Hartford Agency at: Atlantic Highlands June 23 1893

Dear Mrs. Stanford I was greatly surprised and deeply pained to read in our daily the sudden death of Senator Standford. I recall my presence at your beautiful home in Washington and his great kindness to me and the deep {interest?} and feeling maniifested in the songs {I rendered?} to the large company assembled. I presume you distinctly remember how the {first?} was present and many hearts were touched and tears were freely shed. The impressions of that have I trust were recorded above and the results will be known when in Eternity. In this dark trying hour I commend you to Him who {?} the troubled {?} of Gallilee to sleep and has so tenderly spoken {Nies?} precious words. "My grace is sufficient for thee." May this sympathizing friend sustain you { His?} Everlasting arms and when {Lifes?} fitful

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meeting to be parted no more. I wish you could have been with her; but your duty was clearly to be by your husband's side. You must have no unavailing regrets. You have done nobly your duty, all your duty, in love, and loyalty. I did not see her again after leaving her own house, when she parted with me, saying, "We shall meet no more on earth, good bye, pray for me, and ask the girls to pray for me."

God with you my friend

J.B. Barrett

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New York Aug. 17th 92

Dear Mrs. Stanford

I have just heard of the death of your sister Mrs. Hews. I should say, of the blessed release! how happy how rejoiced she must be, to be so freed from all carnal trammels. Did you preserve that wonderful

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