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ery truly yours, U. S. Grant.
It should be added to General Grant's honor that the above letter was written amidst his severe pecuniary troubles, and that he had previously contributed five hundred dollars ($500) to the fund.
From General John B. Gordon. New York, May 10, 1884. Hon. Peyton Wise, Chairman:
my Dear Sir,—you will understand how grateful to my sensibilities are the contents of your letter of May 5th, and how gladly I should accept the invitation of the committee and yourske part in the pleasing and imposing ceremonies at the opening of the Fair.
My whole heart is in this cause, but I must deny myself the pleasure of being with you bodily on the 14th.
I shall be there, however, in spirit.
Sincerely yours, J. B. Gordon.
It may be proper to say to our friends everywhere that this effort to establish a Confederate Home on a proper foundation will need large sums in addition to what we may be able to realize from the Fair; that additional contributions wil