Title: Scott, Robert to Etta A. Anderson – Sep. 21, 1872 – Monticello, FL
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Title: Scott, Robert to Etta A. Anderson – Sep. 21, 1872 – Monticello, FL
Physical Description: Archival
Creator: Scott, Robert
Publication Date: 1872
Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Florida -- Monticello
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America
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Bibliographic ID: UF00085729
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Monticello, Fla. Sept. 21st 1872

My dear Sister,
The telegram announcing the death of your dear devoted husband was received
last night. Words cannot express how deeply I feel for you my dear Sister in this most
terrible hour of trial. I would like so much to be with you and contribute my mite [might]
in sustaining you in this severest of all Earthly afflictions. This sad news took me greatly
by surprise as I had strong hopes that he would be spared to you for many months but Oh:
how easily and suddenly all our hopes and plans in this world can be broken up. My
heart is full of grief & sympathy for you and your dear little ones. May God bless and
sustain you my dear Sister in these dark hours of adversity. I regret exceedingly having
left you when I did and I had any idea of such an early termination nothing could have
induced me to do so. My presence I know could have accomplished but little, yet I
would have liked to have been present to have grieved with you and if possible to have
lessened your sufferings. No one is more keenly alive to your great anguish than myself
and if I could afford you the least relief how happy it would make me. But it is a matter
of impossibility for you to get any comfort from this world. I know you will be helped
and supported by one that is willing and able to do so. The children are all well and feel
deeply for their dear Aunty. May God bless you and your dear children is the earnest
prayer of
Your truly affct. Bro,
Robert Scott

Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.

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