Title: Oliver, Hettie E. to Etta Anderson – Oct. 4, 1872 – Americus, GA
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Title: Oliver, Hettie E. to Etta Anderson – Oct. 4, 1872 – Americus, GA
Physical Description: Archival
Creator: Oliver, Hettie E.
Publication Date: 1872
Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Georgia -- Americus
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America
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Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Americus, Oct. 4th 1872

My dear bereaved friend,
Words fail me when I try to express the sympathy which in my own sad heart I
feel for you. None know better than myself, how more than useless it is to offer comfort
from an earthly source, in such affliction as you and I am under and it is with no such
intention, my dear friend that I write you now; but only to assure you how deeply I feel
fro, and with, you and your little ones. I have thought of you night and day; since the
receipt of the paper containing the sad intelligence. I trust He who has promised to be
"God of the widows, and father of the fatherless," will guide and support you, this
through these deep dark waters. O if it were not for my unswerving faith in that precious
promise, my heart would break under its burden of grief and trials. And I hope it may be
as sweet to you as to me. When it is possible, I hope my dear friend, you will write me
the circumstances attending this death and what your plans for the future are. If you will
remain in Memphis, etc. I had intended long ere this to answer your last kind letter, but I
have been from home all summer, and since my return have been very delicate in health,
strength, and am but now recovering from a severe neurologic attack. Kiss each dear
little one for me; how my heart bleeds for them.
With earnest assurances of sympathy and affectionate interest,
I am very truly your friend,
Hettie E. Oliver

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

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