Condolence letters re: death of Leland Stanford: Bl - Br includes Jas. G. Blaine, Jr. (Tel.), Henry W. Blair, John Bonness, J.H.C. Bonté, F.O. Boyd, and John Boyd

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your dear Sister also-

While east in early Spring I saw "Mrs Cavert" several times who inform -ed me of the state of your Husbands health, she also gave me one of the Memorials of "Mrs Hughes"-

I know mere words avail nothing, but my memory reverts so often to our for mer days of warm friend -ship that I ventured to speak at this time remem -bering too our correspondence of later yrs.--While our lives & circumstances have greatly varied during the past, still my feeling of old friendship remains as ever.

My dear I can only com -mend you to His care who "doeth all things well" 'tho to us many times it seems very dark--You are greatly blessed with an abundance of this worlds goods, in contrast to many who are left to strug -gle alone for a mere pittance.

I have a living sorrow which is often said to be heavier to bear than one by death. My dear Connie is still an in -mate of an "Insane-Inst” — I attend to her wants & visit her once a month--Oh how

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often in our hours of afflic -tion we are tempted to ask "why must this come to me"? but we can only bow in submission & be still--You may have heard I now make my home with my Daughter & while not as independent financially as would be pleasant still I have a nice home & am very glad to again return to private life--This is not intended merely as a letter of Condolence but as one of warm sympathy to a former dear friend & Neigh -bor--Hoping I have not in -truded I remain

Yours very sincerely

M. E. Blackwell.

[Letterhead] 3260 Groveland Avenue. {/Letterhead]

Chicago, July 21st/93.

Mrs. Stanford

My Dear Friend

Pardon me if I intrude in this your hour of great sorrow, by expressing to you my sin cere sympathy--I know what it is to lose one who has been ones nearest com -panion for yrs--you partic -ularly are left truly lonely having so lately parted with

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Virginia City, Nev. June 22, 1893

Mrs. Leland Stanford:

Dear Madam:

I have just been informed of the death of Senator Stanford.

Accept my sincere sympathy in your sad bereavement.

Dear friend:

In your hour of bereave ment try & take a little consolation in the thought that there are worse things on earth than death.

With respect & sympathy, I remain Yours truly, Mrs. Thos. Blake Mother of P. H Leland Stanford Blake.

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