Condolence letters re: death of Leland Stanford: Ca includes M.C. [Cading], Louise Marriner Campbell, J.D. Carr, Wm. B. Carr, M.C.W. Carter, Charlotte Castle, and Clara L. Catherwood

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and when I sit today and looked at my boy of nearly 5 years of age, making cars out of chairs I thought of you dear lady how kind your husband was to go and have a railroad built for your boy and then he was taken from you how my poor heart went out to you and I thought to myself if my husband has no work we all have health and what a happy wife and mother I am so with all of my symptahy for your future happiness hoping that God in his mercy always prepares the back for the burden. I remain only a poor woman but one that sympathises with you in your treat trouble. Respet yours Mrs W R C

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San Francisco Aug 14, 1893

Mrs. Senator Stanford

Dear Lady I hope you will excuse the liberty I take in writeing you these few lines I wish to extend my heart fill sympathy to you in your great trouble. I did not dare to do so at the time of your husbands death as I knew your heart was too sad to read my few lines. I saw in the papers all the telegrams you received but I think none felt for you like I did when I read in the papers all about your husbands life and all about your little boy,

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but ones sorrow is such a lonely thing and a something that - no one can really share [?] = the great giver of hop and comfort And just being a believer dear Mrs Stanford I pray that all the consolation that our heavenly Father is able to give his children in their deepest greifs may be given you and owing to the great distance of I from you I may be among the last to offer my sympathy It may I hope it will not - seem the least sincere for from the depths of my heart I feel for you with all that feeling that can come from a woman when the [hands?] oof great sorrow have passed over. My daugther joins with me in affectionate greetings and sincere sympathy

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