ghtful of our peace and happiness.
We extend to you our humble sympathy.
Respectfully, your old tenants and servants, Ned Gator, Grant McKinney, Mary Archer, William Nervis, Teddy Everson, Laura Nick, Tom McKinney, Mary Pendleton, Elija Martin, Isabel Kitchens, Henry Garland, William Green, Gus Williams, and others.
Thornton Montgomery, now a man of means, the successful son of Joseph E. Davis's old servant, Ben Montgomery, sent the following affectionate note of sympathy:
Christine, North Dakota, December 7, 1889
Miss Varina: I have watched with deep interest and solicitude the illness of Mr. Davis at Brierfield, his trip down on the steamer Leathers, and your meeting and returning with him to the residence of Mr. Payne, in New Orleans; and I had hoped that with good nursing and superior medical skill, together with his great will-power to sustain him, he would recover.
for human endeavor, an over — ruling providence has willed it otherwise.
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