Condolence letters re: death of Leland Stanford: Ga - Gw includes Julia R. Garniss, Grace H. Gilmor, George Goddard, Sarah Vail Gould, Julia D. Grant (Tel.), U.S. Grant, Jr., Anna Guthridge, and Wm. M. Gwin

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that is only to be found in that everlasting peace, which the world cannot give, or take away, "I will not leave you comfortless" were the blessed words of the Master, He spoke them to His sorrowing disciples of old, and they are just as full of meaning now to those who are broken hearted, it is only in resignation to the Divine will, and the hope of a glorious resurrection that peace and comfort can be found, may you indeed experience this, and find rest and solace, in the precious promise, and the blessed hope of soon meeting again your beloved ones, who have gone home in advance of you;

Affectionately yours,

Julia R. Garniss

1224 Pine st

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June 27th 1893

My Dear Friend

I have been thinking of you constantly during the past few days. My love and sympathy go with these lines and a fervent prayer, that God in His infinite compassion, will send the comfort and consolation

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you will forgive the lone old widow woman who tries to pen this to you for I can only feel to write [livin?] in a lonely old house by the shore now all alone in the world all but an old Cousin a maiden poor & old like myself wee [sic] pick Beries for a living but now canot [sic] se [sic] to pick as y [sic] did a year ago on acount [sic] of my blindnes [sic] oh dear Mrs Stanford do send me a Sanfrancisco paper now & then It will be a great comfort to me here in my lonely life Canot nor am able to send out there to

by one [?] may god bless you for so doing & sit look at the three down falls of you & your dear Husband, Son & your own dear self think of your goodnes [sic] to me five years ago now dear Mrs Stanford Write one line to me it will be a blesing [sic] to me to get a line to me from you it will give me good luck in this my life of sadnes [sic] & misery of [?] god all good spirits bless you if the prayer of the old woman [?] the to you

Susie P. P. Garrison

Cape Rosier

Maine

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Cape Rosier June 25 '93

Dear Mrs Stanford

May the great sympathetic father of mercy be with you & sustain you in this last great sorrow & grief in looseing [sic] your Dear Husband oh may god bless you for all the good & Charitable Deeds you both have done for Suffering Humanity & for me among the rest & pray for & bless you so long as I live for Wat [sic] you once done for me I now am almost blind & canot [sic] see hardly to write the

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My dear Mrs Stanford

I am so sorry for you. No one feels more than I do for you. Your husband like our dear Mrs Charles Crocker was to [sic] good to suffer the pain of death for my dear friend. I know what it is. 2 or 3 times I & those around me thought I was dying when I am suffering untold agony. I beg to die & yet when I thought my time had come I was astonished

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