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Dubose, John to Etta A. Anderson – Sep. 24, 1872 – Glasgow, KY

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Dubose, John to Etta A. Anderson – Sep. 24, 1872 – Glasgow, KY
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Civil War
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North America -- Kentucky -- Glasgow
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America

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University of Florida
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Glasgow, KY Sept. 24th 1872


Mrs. Etta Anderson,
The sad tidings of my friend's death reached me today and not until Saturday last
did I hear of your sister's death. Truly you are passing through the deep waters of
affliction. I hasten to tender you the heartfelt sympathy of a friend and yet I know it is
but poor relief this can give. None but God can ease such a bleeding heart. No one but
God can give strength to bear up under such a crushing blow. But God can do it and he
will do it. He will not break the bruised reed. He often afflicts most heavily but will not
allow the burden to crush his children. As thy day, so shall thy strength be is God's
promise. But it is not our strength but God's that enables us to bear it. In me says he is
thy strength. In him lies your comfort. From him you must obtain the ability to say thy
will be done. I pray that a covenant keeping God may sustain you in this the darkest
period of your life. The Lord gave you a truly noble husband whose name ought to be
embalmed in every southern heart. I have never known one that I admired more. He was
one whose friendship I prized and I want you and your children to feel that in me you
have an abiding friend. If in any way I can serve you do not hesitate to call on me.
I have heard as yet nothing but that the General was dead. I hope when you feel
well enough you will let me know something of the particulars of his death. You know
that we have long been friends and that I feel a deep interest in all that pertains to him. I
was but little prepared for the tidings which reached me today. For I have been looking
for a letter from him. I have fondly cherished the hope of enjoying again his company
and living over some of the happy days we have spent together. But God has ordered it
otherwise. You have the sympathy of all my family. All loved Gen. Anderson. May
God give you grace to bear your hard trial is the prayer of your sincere friend.
John E. DuBose

A Presbyterian Minister


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




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Glasgow, KY Sept. 24th 1872 Mrs. Etta Anderson, The sad tidings of my frie nds death reached me today and not until Saturday last did I hear of your sisters death. Truly you are passing through the deep waters of affliction. I hasten to tender you the heartf elt sympathy of a friend and yet I know it is but poor relief this can give. None but God can ease such a bleeding heart. No one but God can give strength to bear up under such a crushing blow. But God can do it and he will do it. He will not break the bruised reed. He often afflicts most heavily but will not allow the burden to crush his children. As thy day, so shall thy strength be is Gods promise. But it is not our strength but Gods that enables us to bear it. In me says he is thy strength. In him lies your comfort. Fr om him you must obtain the ability to say thy will be done. I pray that a covenant keeping God may sustain you in this the darkest period of your life. The Lord gave you a truly noble husband whose name ought to be embalmed in every southern heart. I have never known one that I admired more. He was one whose friendship I prized and I want you and your children to feel that in me you have an abiding friend. If in any way I can serve you do not hesitate to call on me. I have heard as yet nothing but that th e General was dead. I hope when you feel well enough you will let me know something of the particulars of his death. You know that we have long been friends a nd that I feel a deep interest in all that pertains to him. I was but little prepared for the tidings which reached me today. For I have been looking for a letter from him. I have fondly cher ished the hope of enjoying again his company and living over some of the happy days we ha ve spent together. But God has ordered it otherwise. You have the sympathy of all my family. All loved Gen. Anderson. May God give you grace to bear your hard trial is the prayer of your sincere friend. John E. DuBose A Presbyterian Minister Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.