When I saw a story about the Bixby Letter being found in Dallas, I was intrigued. I had never heard of the document, and I am a big Lincoln fan. So, after finding the text of the letter, I decided that I would reprint it so that others who were looking might be able to read it as well. Enjoy.
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.
I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
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