|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1858/08/20|
|Scope & Content||
New York Aug 20th /58
Now that my poor cousins remains are in their last resting place we have time to think of those kind friends who assisted us in doing all that could be done in our hour of trial. On our way to the beach poor Will[ ]s charitable heart prompted him to speak of J W Martin? and wish with all of us that he would have a substan
tial benefit. Wile you who was also always ready to hold the suffering hand [ illegible].
Not for our sudden calamity it would be much more .
I now conclude wishing you and all good friends in Stony Brook every happinessthis transitory world can bestow, and remain
Yours Sincere friend
|Notes||Envelope enclosed. Black border (mourning band) both envelope & letter|
|Credit line||Bequest of Ward Melville, 1977.|