Letter of condolence written by Mr. L. Stoezer to Mrs. Cady of Rome, New York, from Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 28, 1863

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Letter of condolence written by Mr. L. Stoezer to Mrs. Cady of Rome, New York, from Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 28, 1863

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GETTYSBURG PA (Pennsylvania) (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
1863 SEP 29

Mrs Daniel Cady (Cady, Daniel (Mrs., Fidelia W. Palmer))
Rome N.Y. (New York) (Rome, Oneida County, New York)


PAGE IMAGE Penna (Pennsylvania) College (Pennsylvania College)
Gettysburg (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) , Sept. 28/63 My dear Mrs Cady (Cady, Daniel (Mrs., Fidelia W. Palmer)) ,

Your kind commu-
nication of the 31st alt. met me
upon my return home a day or two
since after an absence of several
weeks, or it would have received
earlier attention. I was very
much interested in your statements
concerning your son. He has left
a very pleasing impression upon
my mind and I shall continue
to cherish his memory with affec-
tionate interest. God loved him
and took him home at the very
best time,- perhaps when he was
most prepared for the change,- and,
it may be, for more important
service in the skies. Try to think
of his as redeemed and happy,
resting in the bosom of the Saviour.


PAGE IMAGE You would not I know, if you
could, bring him back. You may
soon be permitted to join him in
that happy land, where there is no
more sorrow, no more sin. Let not
your heart be troubled. In your
Heavenly Father’s house there are
many mansions.

You inquire in reference to the [impress-
ions] of your son when we met in
his dying chamber under such painful
circumstances. The [parput] of all
was his acquiescence in God’s will
and his trust in the merits of the
Saviour. You recollect his voice was
feeble and he could not say much
but he replied satisfactorily to all my
questions, and I felt the warm pressure
of his hand. I have no doubt as to
his preparation for death. Weep not then
for him but trust in God, and feel
that what you know not now, you will
know hereafter. God doeth all


PAGE IMAGE things well.

I have been to see Capt. Downing (Downing, D.J. (Captain))
several times and have
learned to esteem him highly. I
tried to minister to his comfort as
far as I was able. He has recently
taken his departure for New York (New York) , and
I trust is improving. He left during
my absence from home. When you write
to him please say that I have not
forgotten him, and would be glad
to hear from him.

With renewed assurance of
my sympathy with you in your af-
fliction and of my best wishes,

I remain truly your friend Mr. L. Stoezer (Stoezer, L.) .

N.B. Give my kind regards
to your brother the Captain.

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