[Page 8] The fatal day would come but was home only two days when he died. At his funeral we had a pretty complete but solemn reunion of relatives and friends. John seemed to be a success in every respect. He amassed wealth had a reputation without a blot and a sound hope of glory. The great cause of regret was that he was taken from us all in the height of his usefulness he was in his fortieth year. Consumption was the final trouble. [Page 5] I hung around that large case like a lovesick youth around the home of his devoted (this illustration you unfortunately cannot understand). I admire mechanical skill but I feel in the presence of art like uncovering the head. This exhibit was thoroughly English. English History and Biography might almost be studied in it. A glassware exhibit from London was close by I thought I might surely be able to buy a bit of glass as I could not touch other art exhibits. The least thing in the shape of an inkstand was only $5.00 it was so clear and brilliant but I did without a Centennial inkstand. But I must not particularize of I shall never write anything but Centennial. I was a visitor to the Main Building Art Gallery
1876 Oct 29
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1876 Oct 29 To Friend John
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