sonal observation and actual knowledge that he endeared himself to all about him by the excellent qualities of his head and heart and by his kind, mild, affable and gentle demeanor.
Mrs. Madden and I beg to express and offer to you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy in your bereavement and affliction. We earnestly hope that the Almighty in his infinite kindness will give you strength to bear up under the great grief that has come upon you.
Very respectfully & faithfully
Mrs Leland Stanford
1721 Oak Street,
San Francisco, California
June 21st 1893.
It is with feelings of deep sorrow that my wife and I have learnt of the demise of your husband, Hon Leland Stanford, and we realize that in the death of this great and good man not only you but the entire people of California have sustained a great and irreparable loss.
Having had for nearly forty years the privilege of his acquaintance and friendship, and having been for a long period necessarily thrown into his company almost every day in the transition of business in the early history of the system of railroads on the Pacific Coast, of which he was one of the chief constructors and Managers, I can truly say from per
of nervous prostration and hurried us away, a great part was mental worry. The cold iron baths here have benefited her very much, you know when Tely is sick I can do nothing but watch and nurse her. But enough of ourselves. I was so glad to get the note from Mr. Nash. My dear friend you are constantly in our thoughts; of course we can do nothing, but if I could only step in and talk with you and try and let you see how much we feel for you in your loneliness. What a comfort it must be now to have even that dear little child with you, one of your own blood to be near you; how you must
Ans. July 31/93.
My dear Friend
I have delayed writing on account of Tely illness. We went to Baltimore the last of June to have some dresses made, Tely was taken sick just after our return home. Would go into one fainting fit after another, the Dr said she was on the eve
miss your sister at this time. They tell us everything is for the best, but it is hard to feel or think so; that so useful a man as Mr Stanford should be taken and so many useless clods left. I feel sure that if your dear husband had been President in place of Mr Harrison, the country would not now be in such final- [sic finan-]