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"It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave father; and especially, that it is affecting your young heart beyond what is common in such cases.
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it.
I am anxious to afford some alleviation of your present distress.
Perfect relief is not possible, except with time."
-Letter to Fanny McCullough, 1862