[Abbigail A.] Allen
[First draft of letter, in note-book][Mrs. Charles H. Allen] [Nov., 1904]Dear Mrs. Allen:Ever since I heard of your loss 1 hare been anxious to try to say something that I could hope might help to cheer you in your loneliness and lighten your burden of sorrow, but words from hearts however faithful seem of no avail. None are fine enough, tender enough, so at last we can only pray Heaven to comfort you with blessed hope of reunion in the happy world above all sorrow and death.Few lives have been longer than your husband's, fewer still so full of good everlasting work. Always cheerful and young, full of happy hopeful memories, looking on the good side of everything, he has guided and cheered to success how many pilgrims on life's hard roads. How many cold and sad have been warmed in his heart. As a teacher his influence will go on forever echoing from mind to mind and heart to heart, for all goodness is immortal.With sincere sympathy, dear Mrs. Allen and children, I am.Ever faithfully yours,J. M.03098
circa [1904 Nov ?]
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Reel 14, Image 0662
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